I am a research associate in the department of social care and social work. I have recently completed my PhD thesis, funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction. This research explored the journeys to support among women who experience co-occurring substance use and domestic abuse.
I hold an MSc in Drug and Alcohol Studies from The University of Glasgow, a MSc in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin and a B.A (Hons) in Humanities from Dublin City University. I have a background working as a researcher for a homeless organisation in Dublin and as a support worker in a childrens charity, a homeless organisation and a domestic abuse service. I am a trustee and active volunteer for Emmeline's Pantry, a local Manchester women's food, clothes and baby bank.
I'm passionate about women's experiences of health and social care, particulalry women's use of drugs and alcohol.