I am a research intern with The Partnership Drugs Initiative at the Corra Foundation, a Scottish grant making organisation. The PDI is a grant within Corra that funds charities who support children and families affected by alcohol and drugs. Having completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology, I completed my MSc in Gender Studies and are currently working with Scottish policy makers, academics and third sector organisations to improve child health and wellbeing for families in Scotland affected by alcohol and other drugs. I am primarily interested in research surrounding systemic inequalities, drugs and alcohol research and social policy development. I am also a member of PRAXXIS Women, a Scottish collective determined to improve outcomes for women affected by substance use. We are currently doing this by challenging policies regarding access to safer drug use spaces, increased family support and improved early intervention strategies.