Tricia McQuarrie, Research Associate, Centre for Child and Family Justice (CCFJ), Lancaster University BSc (Hons) Psychology MSc Addiction Studies KCL (Distinction)
Tricia joined CCFJ in June 2016 transferring from the social sciences department at Brunel University. Her research career at Brunel University was spent evaluating an innovative service; the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC). This involved analysing case file data from various London local authorities. She has also contributed to research at Lancaster University on vulnerable mothers and recurrent care proceedings where she assisted with a similar case file analysis in various family courts. She is currently working on the first national study of supervision orders and special guardianship using a mixed methods approach. She has extensive experience with designing and maintaining data collection tools and analysing family files from various local authorities and family courts. She has experience managing multiple responsibilities such as project administration, data collection and analysis, and liaison with key stake holders. Tricia is soon to be conducting qualitative research with vulnerable families and frontline staff in children services.