Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

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Jim McVeigh

Jim McVeigh

Director of Public Health Institute and Reader in Substance Use Epidemiology


areas of expertise

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 Institute 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

In addition to the reports and papers listed on this site Jim has also co-authored the following:

Sumnall H, McVeigh J & Evans-Brown M. Chapter 4 – Epidemiology of Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances, In: Dargan PI & Wood DM, Editor(s), Novel Psychoactive Substances, Academic Press, Boston, 2013, Pages 79-103

Evans-Brown M, McVeigh J, (2009) Anabolic steroid use in the general population of the United Kingdom.- In Elite Sport, Doping and Public Health. Edited by Møller V, Dimeo P, McNamee M. Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press :75-97