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Public Health Institute

Dr James McVeigh

Dr James McVeigh

Telephone: 0151 231 4512



Jim McVeigh was appointed as the Director of Public Health Institute in November 2015. Jim has worked within health/public health for nearly 30 years, with an academic career starting in the University of Liverpool before moving to Liverpool John Moores University as a Research Assistant in 1999. Subsequently he has held various positions within Public Health including Senior Lecturer, Reader, Deputy Director and most recently, Acting Director. He has gained significant management skills and leadership experience, while developing extensive links with external organisations and stakeholders at local, national and international level. Jim has an international reputation within his academic specialism of human enhancement drug use and has co-authored more than 100 research reports, 50 peer reviewed papers and been invited to deliver keynote presentations and plenary papers at some of the most influential national and international conferences.


Journal article

Bates G, Tod D, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2018. An evidence-based socioecological framework to understand men’s use of anabolic androgenic steroids and inform interventions in this area Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, DOI Author Url Public Url

Kimergard A, McVeigh J. 2014. Environments, risk and health harms: a qualitative investigation into the illicit use of anabolic steroids among people using harm reduction services in the UK BMJ OPEN, 4 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 :204-211 DOI