I am a PhD student at the University of Bath, researching drug service users’ lived experiences of repeated relapse during recovery from substance misuse. The aims of this project are to contribute new understanding of relapse/relapse-prevention to inform policy and practice and, subsequently, to reduce the risk of future relapse.
I hold a Master of Research (MRes) in Social Work degree from the University of Bath, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from East Tennessee State University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Louisville, USA. I have clinical experience of working as a therapist in residential treatment facilities for co-occurring mental health and substance misuse disorders in the US. I continue to volunteer and work within a local community substance misuse service to obtain accreditation from the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).