National Training and Devlopment Officer (Harm Reduction and Emergency Responses)
Emma develops and facilitates training in a range of areas including bacterial infection and drug use as well as injecting equipment provision. She also coordinates and chairs the Scottish Needle Exchange Workers Forum. Since joining SDF, Emma has been involved local and national outbreaks of bacterial and viral infections amongst people who use drugs. This has involved attending the Incident Management Teams developed to respond to the outbreaks, developing staff and service user resources and offering face to face briefings.
Emma previously worked with Turning Point Scotland as a development manager, developing Homeless and Housing First services in the west of Scotland, supporting individuals in active addiction and at various points in their recovery journey. She was part of the team that developed the Housing First service initially in Glasgow and then in other areas in the west of Scotland. She has worked in a number of services in various capacities including HMP Barlinnie as an Enhanced Addiction Caseworker.