Conducting research among hidden populations with Dr Miriam Boeri

A lunchtime seminar to be held in Edinburgh will discuss community-based research with a wide-range of drug using populations.

Ethnography in the Shadows: Conducting Research among Hidden Populations

Wednesday 12 July 2017


LRC5, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh Napier University

The seminar, organised by Edinburgh Napier University, School of Health and Social Care and NHS Lothian Substance Misuse Directorate (SMD) Research Group, will be presented by Dr Miriam Boeri.

Dr Boeri is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley University in Massachusetts, USA, and a highly regarded qualitative researcher and ethnographer. This is a rare opportunity to hear Miriam speak about her interest and research in hidden and marginalised populations of people who use substances.

Her own PhD involved an ethnographic study of suburban women methamphetamine users, which she later published in a book, Women on Ice’ (2013).

Dr Miriam Boeri has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books and more recently has focused on the concept of social recovery and its role in improving the lives of stigmatised and marginalised substance users.

To book a place for this seminar please email Anne Whittaker at a.whittaker(at)