Annie has actively worked in the HIV/AIDS and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector since 1990. Her early career was spent developing HIV/AIDS policy and designing effective national prevention strategies in the government sector. In 1992, she began working internationally dividing her time between Australia, the Netherlands and Indonesia where she worked as a trainer, researcher and writer.
In 1999, Annie commenced working in HIV/AIDS and development implementing a number of international training courses on stigma, HIV and drug use, in South Eastern and Central Asia.
Annie has taught at the University of Western Sydney and Sydney University; and also delivered over 150 workshops on cannabis for the National Cannabis and Prevention and Information Centre at the University of NSW (UNSW).
In 2003, she commenced working as a Senior Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW where she continues to work casually.
She currently works as a freelance trainer, writer, evaluator and researcher. She is also casually employed as a guest lecturer and tutor in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Training and facilitation
- Research with drug using populations
- Resource and curriculum development
- International development – harm reduction and HIV/AIDS
- Peer-led interventions
Master’s in Public Health
University of NSW, (UNSW)
Sydney, NSW, 2000.
Bachelor of Arts (Media/Communications)
Swinburne Institute of Technology,
Melbourne, Victoria, 1989.