Tricia McQuarrie is a mixed methods researcher at Middlesex University. She holds a BSc in Psychology from De Montford University and an MSc in Addiction Studies from KCL. She has a special interest in the treatment of mental health and addictions alongside clinical skills from practicing in these fields. Tricia was part of the evaluation team at Brunel University evaluating the Family Drug and Alcohol Court which aims to tackle the widespread problem of parental substance misuse in care proceedings. She has worked at Lancaster University where she was part of the Centre for Child and Family Justice, here she contributed to a range of projects; vulnerable birth mothers and recurrent care proceedings, fathers experiences and the effectiveness of legal orders. At Middlesex Tricia is a member of the Drug and Alcohol Research Centre where she works on a variety of cutting-edge research projects including rapid evidence and systematic reviews.