Tammy is an interdisciplinary scholar that works in the area of drugs.
For the last two decades Tammy has undertaken research with vulnerable populations, particularly problematic drug users, prisoners, people with mental ill-health and trauma both in the community and in prisons. She has been contracted to undertake research for HM Prison and Probation Service on drug supply, substance detoxification, self-harm and suicide as well as evaluations commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the NHS and the Police Crime Commissioner. This research has helped to shape policy-making and professional practice both at a local and national level. She has also published in a range of high-ranking interdisciplinary journals that include the British Medical Journal Open, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior and Crime, Media and Culture: An International Journal. She has also written and published in the area of Drugs Harm and Consumerism, particularly on the nexus of drug use, pleasure and consumption.