Dr Anne Whittaker PhD BSc (hons) Post Grad Dip RNMH, RMN Nurse Facilitator Drugs, alcohol and blood borne viruses.

Anne has over 20 years experience working in substance misuse Services in Lothian, most recently with the Primary Care Facilitator Team, where she currently works as Nurse Facilitator for drugs, alcohol and blood borne viruses. She is involved in research, training and education, policy development, service improvement, writing good practice guidance and facilitating inter-agency working.
Anne has over 15 years experience in training and education, both within health and social care departments and within Higher Education Institutions. She has taught a wide range of professionals including doctors and medical students, nurses and midwives, social workers, voluntary sector staff, university & college students.
Anne has a specific interest and expertise in the care of pregnant women with drug and alcohol problems and the care of families affected by problem substance use.

PhD, Dundee University; BSc (Honours) Psychology, Open University; Post.Grad.Dip. Alcohol & Drug Studies, Paisley University; Cert. Community Care Studies, Dundee University; Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, COSCA; Nursing qualifications: RNMH & RMN