PhD Researcher in Social Work (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Social and Policy Sciences,University of Bath
Start date: October 2017
Research topic: Living through Relapse: Recovery Narratives of Young Adults in the U.K. who have suffered from Multiple Relapses from Substance Misuse
My PhD project seeks to investigate the lived experiences of young adults in the UK, who have suffered from multiple relapses during their recovery journey from substance misuse. By employing qualitative research methods, my project will investigate narratives of those who have relapsed two or more times during their recovery journey, and provide a better understanding of what constitutes relapse and recovery. In addition, my project will explore the similarities and differences between relapse narratives of service users and service providers, which will allow for recommendations within treatment practices and policy.
Research supervisors: Dr Jeremy Dixon, Dr Tina Skinner
Professional memberships/Positions held: I am an ESRC Student Representative and a Professional Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA).