Research Output per year
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).
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.
Social Work, Master of Research, University of Bath
2 Oct 2017 → 7 Sep 2018
Counseling, Master of Arts, East Tennessee State University
Sep 2015 → May 2017
Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, University of Louisville
Aug 2010 → May 2014
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
‘Recovery’ in UK Drug Policy: A comparative policy-as-discourse analysis of England, Wales and ScotlandKlein, M. & Dixon, J., Nov 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster