Scientia PhD scholar at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH), University of New South Wales
Annie Madden has been an advocate on behalf of people who use/have used illicit drugs for over 30 years having represented people who use drugs at the highest levels within Australia and globally. Annie has provided technical expertise to UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and has been a member of Australian Government delegations to the UN General Assembly. Until April 2016, Annie was CEO of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) for 16 years and CEO of the NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) from 1994 to 2000. She is a founding member and current board member of Harm Reduction Australia. She is well published, has held numerous high-level appointments and is an inductee into the Prime Ministers Honour Roll for Service to the AOD Sector in Australia. Annie is currently a Scientia PhD scholar at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia undertaking doctoral research into ‘Drug User Representation in High Level Policy Contexts’. In 2019, Annie was made an Officer of the Order of Australia – for her decades of work and dedication to promoting the health and human rights of people who use drugs globally.