I am a final year SSA funded PhD candidate based at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research is exploring women’s experiences of substance use, domestic abuse and support. Using qualitative research, specifically IPA, I am interested in exploring how women navigate help and support when affected by co-occurring substance use and domestic abuse. I would like to continue researching in women's addiction following my PhD.
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 a local Manchester women's food and clothes bank.