Dr Polly Radcliffe

Research Fellow


Polly Radcliffe has over twenty years of experience of qualitative research in health and social care that has focused on gender and identity in the context of the criminal justice system, substance use treatment and health care services. She has extensive experience of accessing and engaging hard to reach research participants and analysing qualitative data using thematic, discourse and narrative analysis. Prior to coming to the National Addiction Centre, King’s College, she worked on research projects at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck and the University of Kent. Polly is lead researcher for the NIHR Stepping Stones Study which is exploring care pathways for women who use drugs in the perinatal period and an on the ESRC funded Relations Study an investigation from a family perspective how policies and practices for working with families affected by drug use impact on children and families.