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Research interests

My research interests lie in the processes of recovery and perceived stigma from substance misuse. Specifically, I am interested in understanding these processes from a service user and provider perspective, and how these shape treatment philosophies and drug policies. As part of my PhD project, I explore service users' lived experiences of repeated relapse from their recovery back into substance misuse. I draw from recovery-informed theory (RIT) and qualitative research methodologies, such as Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), to examine these issues.

My research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA).

Other responsibilities

I currently serve as the PGR Senior Administrator for the Department of Social and Policy Sciences.

I have a background in mental health counseling (at residential treatment facilities for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders), and thus continue to practice at a local drug service in Bath. This includes 1:1 therapy for people with alcohol and/or drug misuse issues as well as for their families. I employ motivational interviewing, narrative and internal family systems therapy aproaches.

Education/Academic qualification

Social Work, Master of Research, University of Bath

2 Oct 20177 Sep 2018

Counseling, Master of Arts, East Tennessee State University

Sep 2015May 2017

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, University of Louisville

Aug 2010May 2014

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drug policy Social Sciences
research interest Social Sciences
economic research Social Sciences
relapse Social Sciences
social research Social Sciences
addiction Social Sciences
qualitative research Social Sciences
methodology Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019