Professor Morag MacDonald is an acknowledged expert in the fields of prisoner health, drugs and related health issues; she is also well known as a social research methodologist. She has managed and participated in a wide range of European research and development projects.
Morag’s consultancy includes work for HEUNI (the regional office for the United Nations for Central and Eastern Europe). She has been successful in obtaining funding for many European research grants in her field. She is currently researching vulnerable young people accessing and sustaining vocational training and apprenticeships, a project funded by Erasmus, as well as the Gender Based Violence on Campus project.
She has recently completed an EU Daphne project, The Daphne Street-to-Home project, that addresses the lack of an integrated approach to housing and on-going social support for women at highest risk of being victims of violence.
Her previous research has included a seminal comparative study: Police detention in Europe: A comparative Study of the Provision of Services for Problematic Drug and Alcohol Users. She has also undertaken an evaluation of the Drug Demand Reduction Programme in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, an important element of the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) activities.
Morag has been editor of The International Journal of Prisoner Health since its inception in 2006.