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Professor Gail Gilchrist’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between substance use and mental health, intimate partner abuse and blood borne viruses; and developing and testing interventions to address these co-occurring issues. Gail received her PhD in 2004 from the University of Glasgow.

Prior to joining King's in 2013, Gail has held research posts in the UK (Argyll and Clyde Drug Action Team, Greater Glasgow NHS Board, University of Greenwich), Australia (University of Melbourne) and Spain (Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona). She has published around 100 manuscripts, editorials and reports.

Gail is currently a co-editor of Advances in Dual Diagnosis journal and a member of the International Society for Addiction Journal Editors.

Research interests 

  • Intimate partner abuse
  • Comorbidity
  • People who inject drugs
  • Gender
  • Sexual and drug risk behaviors
  • Interventions