Research interests include human trafficking with a particular focus on child trafficking;child sexual exploitation; separated and unaccompnaied children; youth justice / child protection interface.
A pratice background in criminal justice social work, including a secondment to the Scottish Government Getting Best Results team. This was followed by a period of youth justice consultancy, then child protection research and policy development wth Glasgow child protection team.
Member of Scottish Government Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy child trafficking group and action area 3 (conditions that foster trafficking) group. Also sit on the National Child Sexual Exploitation Working Group.