Committees and networks

Penington Institute’s Anex program hosts a number of committees as a way to strengthen our practice and ensure that our support to the front line workforce is evidence-based and reflects the most current knowledge.

The current list of committees hosted by Anex includes:

  • Anex Bulletin Editorial Reference Panel
  • NSP Policy and Practice Forum

The membership of committees includes a mix of expert representatives from across Australia.

Anex Bulletin Editorial Reference Panel

The Editorial Reference Panel is established to provide editorial guidance to Anex in the development of the Anex Bulletin. The Reference Panel plays a vital role in providing high-level advice on the publication’s content and style. Membership comprises:

  • Mr Nik Alexander, Manager Health Promotion, QuIHN
  • Ms Jude Bevan, Senior Policy & Planning Officer, Western Australian Department of Health
  • Mr Craig Cooper, Executive Director, Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis  Council (NTAHC)
  • Mr Paul Dessauer, Outreach Co-ordinator, Western Australian Substance Users Association (WASUA)
  • Mr Gary Gahan, Coordinator, Harm Minimisation and Hepatitis C Programs, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service
  • Mr Roland Jauernig, Manager, Victorian Department of Human Services
  • Mr Danny Jeffcote, Acting Manager, Inner Space, Cohealth
  • Mr Robert Kemp, Manager Needle and Syringe Program, Communicable Diseases Unit, Chief Health Officer Branch, HSCI Division, Queensland Health
  • Mr Mark Lowery, Executive Officer, Western Australian Substance Users Association (WASUA)
  • Mr Stephen Lymb, Manager Harm Reduction, Population Health Programs Division, Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia (DASSA)
  • Ms Rosemary Mason, Senior Policy Officer, NSW Health
  • Ms Khin Whin May, National Manager, Population Health & Planning, Policy & Regulatory Affairs Division
  • Ms Lan Nguyen, CEO, Vietnamese Community Association SA
  • Mr Andrew Walden, Needle & Syringe Program Coordinator, Western NSW Local Area Health District (WNLHD)

NSP Policy and Practice Forum

The Anex National Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) Policy and Practice Forum has been established by Anex to provide advice on the development and implementation of Anex’s policy directions in relation to NSP, harm reduction and related issues in Australia. Membership comprises:

  • Ms Jude Bevan, Senior Policy & Planning Officer, Western Australian Department of Health
  • Mr Mark Denoe, Counselling Outreach Education Manager, Kirketon Road Centre
  • Ms Carolyn Hay, Hepatitis C Project Officer, Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TASCAHRD)
  • Ms Carol Holly, Manager, SA Voice for IV Education (SAVIVE)
  • Mr Roland Jauernig, Manager, Victorian Department of Human Services
  • Ms Tania Joughin, Team Leader, The Link Youth Health Service
  • Mr Robert Kemp, Manager Needle and Syringe Program, Communicable Diseases Unit, Chief Health Officer Branch, HSCI Division, Queensland Health
  • Mr Stephen Lymb, Manager Harm Reduction, Population Health Programs Division, Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia
  • Ms Rosemary Mason, Senior Policy Officer, NSW Health
  • Mr Gregory Perry, Nurse Unit Manager, Biala Harm Reduction Centre, Metro North Health Service District, Queensland Health
  • Ms Lana Pocock, Regional Training Coordinator, Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis C Council (NTAHC)
  • Mr Stephen Schmidtke, Executive Manager, Client Services, North Richmond Community Health
  • Ms Francine Smith, State NSP Co-ordinator, Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr Ingrid van Beek AM, Director, Kirketon Road Centre

Anex also hosts the following network meetings for practitioners. These meetings support information exchange and strengthen practice.

  • Anex Pharmacotherapy Network Meeting
  • Anex NSP/PHC Network Meeting
  • Injecting Drug Issues Network