Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where she completed a MA (Hons) degree in Politics (2003) and later an MSc in Social Science Research (2007). Jennifer joined ISM in December 2010 as a research assistant, after previously holding the same position in the Centre for Drug Misuse Research (CDMR) at the University of Glasgow. At CDMR, Jennifer assisted with projects that estimated the prevalence of problematic drug use, and qualitative research in to the experiences and perspectives of people with drug and alcohol problems in relation to the UK benefit system and employment. Promoted to research fellow in 2013, Jennifer is a qualitative researcher with experience of carrying out research across various public health topics including tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol and cancer prevention. She also led the Scottish arm of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study (2012-2015), led by colleagues at the University of Bath, that investigated the experiences of adults bereaved as a result of drug or alcohol use.