Sharon Greenwood is a PHD researcher at the University of Glasgow. Her research hopes to help develop a greater understanding of the lives of young adults aged 16 to 25 years old, living in scotland, who have been affected by a parent or guardian’s drug and/or alcohol use. Sharon hopes this research will help both the Government and third sector organisations to refine their service provision for this group of young people.
Sharon is carrying out interviews with 20 young adults living all over Scotland. The interviews are very informal, and focus on life experience so far. There is a visual component to the research, this is something to be discussed in a follow up interview.
Participants would be interviewed twice, once this year and once in early Spring 2016. The interviews should not take longer than two hours in total, and participants can reveal as much or as little as they wish. Incentives cannot be offered due to restricted research costs, but Sharon will travel to a suitable place to interview you, and will provide tea, coffee, and cake!
Sharon is lookign to speak to young people who:
– Are aged between 16 and 25 years old
– Currently living in Scotland
– Have been affected in some way by a parent or guardian’s substance abuse [this is a very wide definition, and includes physical and emotional harm, restrictions on opportunities in employment or education, having to adopt caring responsibilities for the parent or other family members [e.g siblings, grandparents]]
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