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Jessica Spratt, (PhD Researcher)

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Jessica Spratt is a first year PhD Researcher at Ulster University in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. She completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Ulster University in 2019 and a MRes of Social Science Research at Queen's University Belfast in 2021. 

She returned to Ulster in September 2022 to begin her PhD, for which she was awarded a NINE DTP studentship with the ESRC. 

Research Interests

Jessica's PhD research is an investigation into drug use amongst members of the LGBTQ+ communities in Northern Ireland, and is in collaboration with The Rainbow Project and The Department of Health. 

Her primary research interests are drug use, particularly recreational or non-problematic use, and harm reduction. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 20201 Sep 2021

Award Date: 9 Dec 2021


Sep 2016Jun 2019

Award Date: 4 Jul 2019


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • drug use
  • harm reduction
  • LGBTQ+
  • drugs


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