Peer-led interventions

Annie starting implementing peer led interventions with young people in 1999.  For her Master’s in Public Health thesis she developed, implemented and evaluated a peer education project for at risk young people the Drug Stop Project (later becoming the Drug Safety Project (DSP).

While in Amsterdam in 2001/02, Annie worked with Unity and wrote some peer education guidelines for working with ecstasy users. In 2008 she was the lead author in a chapter on peer education for ecstasy users in Drugs and Public Health, (edited by Moore, D. and Dietze, P.) which was published by Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

She continues to be interested in this methodology for passing on credible harm reduction messages too hard to reach populations.