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Dr. Tracey Price-Allan is a qualitative researcher who has research interests in trauma informed approaches, drug policy, substance use, diversion and the intersection between law enforcement and public health. She owns and operates MyCorZ Research & Training Consultancy and takes on a range of projects, including proposal development, data collection, analysis, writing and enhancing research impact.

Tracey also holds a position as a Research Fellow for Apex Scotland, a charity based in Scotland, who offer support to people with criminal convictions via a range of interventions. Tracey’s current research with Apex involves examining a ‘trauma informed’ approach to service delivery.

She is a Co-convener of GLEPHA’s Special Interest Group on Deflection and Diversion. Tracey holds a BA (hons) degree in social work, a master’s degree in criminological research and a PhD in sociology, social policy and criminology. Her PhD research examined diversion for drug-related offences in Scotland.

Tracey is a member of Drugs Research Network Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Tracey often contributes to policy consultations related to topics including drug use, reducing harms and drug law reform.

Recent Publications

Price, T., Parkes, T., Foster, R. et al. ‘Why would we not want to keep everybody safe?’ The views of family members of people who use drugs on the implementation of drug consumption rooms in Scotland. Harm Reduct J 19, 99 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-022-00679-5.

Price, T., Carver, H., Falzon, D., McCulloch, P., Parkes, T., (2022) ‘Stress and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods exploration of frontline homelessness services staff experiences in Scotland’ in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(6):3659. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063659.

T. Price, T. Parkes & M. Malloch (2021) ‘Discursive struggles’ between criminal justice sanctions and health interventions for people who use drugs: a qualitative exploration of diversion policy and practice in Scotland, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 28:2, 118-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2020.1775180

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