Emma is passionate about social justice and the rights of people who use drugs.
With 15 years’ experience working in the community sector, Emma is a lecturer and social researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She delivers the Tertiary Preparation Program, a preparation and pathway course helping students to gain entry to university. She also works with Indigenous populations in rural areas of Papua New Guinea on an economic development program.
Emma is the Vice President of the Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) management board and a former board member for Sunshine Coast Integrated Voice Action Association, a peer-based organisation for illicit drug users. She has both a practical and theoretical understanding of illicit drug use and its implications on users and the community.
Emma has also recently spent time abroad in both The Netherlands and Malaysia in international harm reduction programs and gaining an understanding of different international drug policies.