Philippe became NNEF chair in 2018. He is also an outreach drug worker and trainer specialising in safer injecting, naloxone distribution and harm reduction. Recently he’s been a specialist worker at a pharmacy-based NSP project, he is now working with the Hep C Trust. Philippe is also the Founder of the Independent Consortium on Drug Consumption Rooms (ICDCR).
Nigel is Deputy Chair of the NNEF. In his day job he is the Community Manager for HIT. He is also the owner of the websites: Injecting Advice, Harm Reduction Tips, Harm Reduction Philosophy and his harm reduction photography site nigelbrunsdon.com. Nigel has a history of setting up and managing needle programmes in the midlands, but now spends most of his time advocating for harm reduction online or delivering training and conference talks. You can always spot him in a room, he’s the one with a camera.
Jamie works for the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), where he is the Chief Operating Officer. He joined IDPC in 2012, having previously been based in Geneva working as a harm reduction technical expert at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Jamie started his career in 2003 at a needle and syringe programme in Bedford, England and has been an NNEF member ever since. He has also worked for (and been on the Board of) Harm Reduction International. As well as being a Deputy Chair of NNEF, Jamie is also the Chair of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC), and he has an MSc in drug policy and a BSc in psychology.
Helen is the NNEF Treasurer. She currently works as a further education lecturer teaching health and social care, in addition to providing independent drug and alcohol training. A registered Social Worker, she draws from a sixteen year vocational background in drug and alcohol treatment services, as well as within commissioning teams. She is a strong advocate of harm reduction and has worked with national stakeholders such as NICE and the NTA to improve service provision for drug users.
The NNEF planning group also has a number of non-executive members who may be called on from time to time to do small pieces of work for the forum. This includes things like finding venues for out meetings, undertaking research and finding content for the website. Currently these members are:
If you are interested in becoming an executive or non-executive member of the planning group we revise the membership during our regular AGMs, these are usually following our main events each year.