I am a Research Fellow and PhD candidate based in the Faculty of Social Science with experience and training in quantitative research and methodologies and the handling of sensitive administrative data.
For my ESRC funded postgraduate research I am investigating social and locality variations in dog bites in Scotland using health and Census data.
I also have interests and experience working on projects related to animal welfare and law with the Scottish Government, Scottish Sentencing Council and the Scottish SPCA.
I previously worked on a large, four-nation Nuffield Foundation funded project investigating child welfare inequalities, using data from the Looked after Children and Child Protection returns in Scotland (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2014/child-welfare-inequality-uk/).
Currently, I am part of a team from the Universities of Stirling and Lancaster looking at permanence, progress and outcomes for children in Scotland 'looked after' away from their birth parents before the age of five (https://www.stir.ac.uk/ccwp/research/permanently-progressing/).