Austin Smith

Austin Smith

Head of Policy, Practice and Communication

Austin is responsible for the delivery of SDF’s policy activity and also manages SDF’s events programme, including conferences and seminars.

Austin manages SDF’s Communications Team which serves all of SDF’s stakeholders, promoting a shared understanding of evidence and good practice and ensures people are up to date with progress across the drugs field in Scotland and beyond.

Austin has previously worked in user involvement and in the homelessness and rehabilitation fields and has managed projects which helped people completing treatment and rehabilitation overcome barriers to work, training and education.