Vic is Community Justice Scotland’s Project Officer. She provides research and analytical support to all teams across Community Justice Scotland and contributes to project management processes across the organisation.
Vic is passionate about improving outcomes for people in or affected by the criminal justice system. She has a background in Psychology and Psychological Research Methods (BSc (Hons) and MSc) and has been involved in research since 2007. Her main research areas relate to the development, delivery, and evaluation of interventions and support packages for people in or affected by the criminal justice system. Vic has a particular interest in interventions which support mental health and substance misuse recovery as well as parenting and family support programs.
Vic is a mixed-methods researcher with experience in a wide variety of research methods including systematic reviewing, q-methodology, co-production methodologies such as photovoice, randomised controlled trials and process evaluations.
Prior to becoming a Projects Officer at Community Justice Scotland, she worked as a Research Officer for Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems and most recently as a Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager at the University of Edinburgh.