Strategy Coordinator (Drug Death Prevention)
Kirsten leads Scottish Drugs Forum’s work on drug death prevention. She is a mental health nurse and has a background of working in community drug treatment.
Her work involves liaising with Alcohol and Drug Partnerships regarding the implementation and ongoing development work related to SDF and Scottish Government’s jointly published strategy to prevent drug-related deaths: Staying Alive in Scotland
Kirsten also coordinates Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme and was a member of the guidelines development group for the World Health Organisation’s Community Management of Opioid Overdose and is currently the consultant for the training programme of the WHO/UNODC ‘Stop Overdose Safely’ (SOS) project.
She is Chair of the Scottish Naloxone Network and a member of the National Prisoner Healthcare Network’s Expert Advisory Group for Medicines.