Staff

Naomi Burke-Shyne - Executive Director

Naomi became Executive Director in September 2018 after previously serving as Deputy Director from October 2017, when she joined Harm Reduction International. She brings more than 10 years of… Read more

Sarah Lowther - Head of Finance

Sarah is the Head of Finance at Harm Reduction International, bringing over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Sarah works across the organisation and oversees all areas of finance… Read more

Cinzia Brentari - Senior Advisor/Programme Manager

Cinzia Brentari is a Senior Advisor/Programme Manager at Harm Reduction International, providing technical guidance and support to the Human Rights and Justice team, and Public Health and Social… Read more

Giada Girelli - Human Rights Analyst

Giada is a Human Rights Analyst at Harm Reduction International. She monitors trends on violations of fundamental rights committed in the name of drug control and coordinates advocacy with partners… Read more

Genevieve Sander - Human Rights Analyst

Gen Sander is a Human Rights Analyst at Harm Reduction International and monitors trends on violations of fundamental rights committed in the name of drug control, with a focus on prisons and the… Read more

Adrià Cots Fernández – Human Rights Consultant

Adrià is a consultant for the Human Rights and Justice team. He supports their work monitoring rights abuses committed globally in the name of drug control, and advocating for the human rights of… Read more

Catherine Cook - Sustainable Financing Lead

Catherine Cook is a researcher, policy analyst and advocate who leads the Sustainable Financing team .  Since joining Harm Reduction International (HRI), Catherine has developed a portfolio of… Read more

Olga Szubert - Senior Policy Analyst

Olga Szubert is the Senior Policy Analyst in the Sustainable Financing team. She leads the 10 by 20 campaign , which calls for the redirection of funds from ineffective drug law enforcement to harm… Read more

Emily Rowe - Project Officer

Emily Rowe is a post-doctoral researcher who has been living in Indonesia since 1998. She is a Project Officer for the Sustainable Financing team, and works on the Global Fund regional Harm… Read more

Maddie O'Hare - Conference Manager

Maddie is Harm Reduction International’s Conference Manager and is based in our Liverpool office. She is responsible for the organisation of Harm Reduction International’s flagship biennial… Read more

Lucy O'Hare - Conference Manager

Lucy joined Harm Reduction International in April 2016. Along with Maddie, she is responsible for organising Harm Reduction International’s conference. Lucy also works at HIT, a UK-based harm… Read more

Sam Shirley-Beavan - Research Analyst

Sam is a social science researcher in the Public Health & Social Policy team, and conducts original research and analysis into harm reduction trends around the world. Before joining Harm… Read more

Edward Fox - Communications Lead

Edward began working with Harm Reduction International in 2018 as Communications Lead and brings extensive experience in strategic communications on public health and human rights. Prior to joining​… Read more

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