Director of Operations
Kirsten oversees all of the day to day operations of SDF. She has extensive experience of working with the full range of SDF’s stakeholders in Government, Alcohol & Drug Partnerships, local and emergency services and with people with lived and living experience.
Her work over the years has been focussed on supporting local and national services to implement drug death prevention strategies. This has included the coordination of Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme, her experience of which she has used to support other countries in their implementation of naloxone provision, including as a member of the guidelines development group for the World Health Organisation’s Community Management of Opioid Overdose and as training consultant for the WHO/UNODC ‘Stop Overdose Safely’ (SOS) project.
She is a mental health nurse and has a background of working in community drug treatment.