• Maddie O’Hare

    Conference Director

    Maddie is Harm Reduction International’s Conference Director and is based in Liverpool. She is responsible for the organisation of Harm Reduction International’s flagship biennial conference, and working to ensure that it continues its strong history of being relevant and impactful in our field around the world.

    Maddie has almost two decades of professional experience across harm reduction and event management. Prior to joining Harm Reduction International in 2016, she was full-time Deputy Director of HIT, a UK-based harm reduction information and training organisation. She remains a Director of HIT.

    Maddie lived in Thailand from 2002 to 2008, where she worked at various NGOs focused on harm reduction and HIV. Her experience during this time fomented her belief in the importance of the meaningful involvement of people who use drugs at all levels in harm reduction responses and drug policy discussions.

    Maddie holds a BA in Modern Foreign Languages (French & Spanish) from the University of Bristol.


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