2018 (expected) – PhD, Sociology, The School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh. Thesis Working Title: Doing Drugs: Narratives and Values amongst Drug Policy Communities in Scotland.

My PhD is in Sociology but also encompasses Social Policy, Law, Criminology and Public Health. The aim of my research has been to explore the interactions between evidence, policy and practice by engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, and focussing on individual and collectives narratives within drug policy communities. I have implemented this in my creation of The Scottish Drugs Policy Conversations (, engagement with the broader stakeholder communities, and contributions to various conference panels (see below) Supervisors: Dr. Angus Bancroft and Dr. Oliver Escobar.

SGGSS Scottish Government Internship Programme

International Development: Safeguarding Issues

Working in collaboration with Scotland’s International Development Alliance I am helping to develop the Scottish Government’s Safeguarding Support Package for International Development. This package sets the standard for all organisations working in the sector and was developed using multiple consultation methods, and collaboration with OSCR, DfID, Scottish Government colleagues, and the 3rd sector.

Summer 2018
Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. The University of Edinburgh

Contributed to the design, updated and implemented the online course tools for the centre.

Spring 2016
Edinburgh Q-Step Centre. The University of Edinburgh

Assisted with the allocation of student places and updating of external and internal web information

Autumn 2015
SCRIPT. Edinburgh University

Script is a law and technology research center within the school of law at Edinburgh University. Successfully completed an email database of 3000 names identifying them with different areas of law and research expertise. Successful in identifying potential funders for specific research mainly in the area of IT law.


Summer 2008