Congratulations to SSA funded PhD student Sarah Fox for winning the Ray Hodgson Award for best paper at the Alclohol Research UK 2017 Conference.

Sarah's research  presented at the ARUK Conference 2017  highlighted the lived experiences of women who have contacted support services when affected by dual alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and domestic abuse. Her presentation  highlighted the rationale for conducting qualitative research with women dually affected by AOD and domestic abuse and discussed initial findings from interviews that have taken place. An overview of the methodological underpinnings was highlighted to encourage discussion among other researchers regarding the use of qualitative approaches to research. The presentation concluded with an overview of the challenges faced in the data collection stages so far, and highlighted the importance of researcher self-care when conducting research focusing on the lived experiences of AOD using research participants.