Lucy O’Hare is a Conference Director at Harm Reduction International (HRI).
Lucy joined the team in 2015, to run the Harm Reduction International Conference in Kuala Lumpur – an event that signalled the beginning of an exciting journey at HRI. As part of the core team that put together HR17 in Montréal and HR19 in Porto, Lucy has developed a passion for the pace and diversity of the role, and the people she meets at these powerful, energising events.
Lucy is also responsible for conceptualising Constellations: An Online Festival on Drugs and Harm Reduction. HRI’s first major online event, the festival has broadened the scope of the HRI’s events by engaging new audiences and highlighting emerging areas of interest in the field of harm reduction.
Lucy previously worked at HIT, a UK-based harm reduction information agency, where she ran national training programmes. Lucy remains connected to the annual HIT Hot Topics Conference, the UK’s leading harm reduction conference.
Lucy holds a BA in French from the University of Leeds. She has been an enthusiastic harm reduction supporter since childhood.