Daniel Mccartney


Research Degree Student
Doctor of Public Health

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Daniel is a part-time Doctor of Public Health student since 2014. He also works at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) headquarters in London as the Head of the ACCESS Consortium. Working with IPPF since 2010, his expertise is HIV, STIs and sexual and reproductive health (SRH), with a focus on the SRH and rights of people living with HIV and key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who use drugs).

He graduated with a MSc in Global Health from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ireland) in 2007, where he completed a dissertation on the impact of migration on the sexual health of migrant men who have sex with men in Dublin, Ireland. In 2003, he graduated with a Honours BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetic from the University of Guelph (Canada) with a dissertation on the characterization of a murine alpha 2 macroglobulin gene expressed in reproductive tissue.

He has held several other positions internationally, including experience conducting sexual health research with the Gay Health Network in Ireland, programme coordination with the AIDS Committee of Toronto in Canada, HIV programme and policy experience with UNAIDS in Swaziland, and NGO programme development in Mumbai, India.


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Lecturer and Tutor for the Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections module.


DrPH research: Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among transgender women in São Paulo, Brazil

Research Area
Organisational research
Quality improvement
Sexual health
Global Health
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Reproductive health
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Sexually transmitted infection

Selected Publications

Drug use among men who have sex with men in Ireland: Prevalence and associated factors from a national online survey.
Barrett P; O'Donnell K; Fitzgerald M; Schmidt AJ; Hickson F; Quinlan M; Keogh P; O'Connor L; McCartney D; Igoe D
International Journal of Drug Policy
Inequalities in HIV testing uptake and needs among men who have sex with men living in Ireland: findings from an internet survey.
O'Donnell K; Fitzgerald M; Quinlan M; Hickson F; Keogh P; Schmidt AJ; McCartney D; Barrett P; O'Dea S; Igoe D
HIV Medicine
Characterization of a murine alpha 2 macroglobulin gene expressed in reproductive and cardiovascular tissue.
He H; McCartney DJ; Wei Q; Esadeg S; Zhang J; Foster RA; Hayes MA; Tayade C; Van Leuven F; Croy BA
Biology of reproduction
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