I am based in the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. I was the Research Fellow for an NIHR funded study - ‘Supporting Harm Reduction through Peer Support’ (SHARPS) and for an NHS Fife funded study on prescription opioid overdose risk. I currently work on a range of projects relating to problem substance, including intersections with homelessness. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Prior to joining the Centre, I worked as a social researcher in the Scottish Government in the crime research team, where I was responsible for leading on and assisting with research projects covering a range of policy areas. I completed my PhD in Criminology at the University in Glasgow (part of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research) - my PhD explored the experiences of imprisonment for families of prisoners.
I hold an LLB (Hons) (First Class) and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, both from the University of Edinburgh.