Laura Roe

Laura Roe

Miss, Dr

  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

My research interests include experiences of heroin and polysubstance use, addiction, and structural vulnerability, in addition to time, temporality, and memory. I am currently working on a CSO-funded project relating to experiences and perceptions of smoking heroin as a harm reduction intervention. 

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Echoes of Endlessness: Time, Memory, and Experience for Heroin Users in Scotland, Social Anthropology

1 Sept 201530 Jun 2020

Award Date: 30 Jun 2020

Master of Arts, Social Anthropology

18 Sept 201026 Jun 2014

Award Date: 26 Jun 2014

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the West of Scotland

1 Apr 2022 → …

Social Researcher, Scottish Government

18 Oct 20211 Apr 2022


  • GN Anthropology
  • Addiction
  • substance use
  • temporality
  • memory
  • ethnography
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • qualitative methods


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