Byrne, Chris


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Chris is a Public Health Intelligence Adviser at Public Health Scotland with a specific remit around evaluating the impacts of public health policies and programmes. 

As a researcher with UoD, he is based in the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. His published research is primarily around blood-borne viruses (BBV), while he is also interested in substance use, including the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs.

Beyond BBVs and substance use, he is interested in research into the public health impacts of metabolic disease, particularly metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), and potential avenues for prevention of, and health system responses to, MASLD.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Edinburgh Napier University

Master in Science, Edinburgh Napier University

Doctor of Medicine, University of Dundee

External positions

Public Health Intelligence Adviser, Public Health Scotland

13 Nov 2023 → …

Senior Public Health Officer, NHS Tayside

10 Jan 202212 Nov 2023


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