Harm Reduction Victoria

HRVic Board

Robyn Dwyer (Chair) – robdwyer1@bigpond.com

Robyn Dwyer has an extensive background in drugs and public health related research. Her research interests include patterns of social interaction, social and cultural meanings, and lived experiences as shaped by social, cultural, economic and political contexts. Robyn received her PhD from Curtin University in 2009, and has worked at several major research institutes and health centres in Melbourne and Sydney, including the National Drug Research Institute, the Burnet Institute, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and the Kirketon Road Centre.

Farshid Zaman– (Acting Vice Chair) Farshid.zaman@neami.org.au

Farshid currently works as a community rehabilitation and support worker for Neami where he holds the dual diagnosis portfolio.  Farshid’s passion in harm reduction has seen him be involved HRV for almost six years.  Farshid was previously the Coordinator of DanceWize, a program of HRV, after volunteering for the program for a number of years.

Penny Hill (Treasurer) – penny@ssdp.org.au

Sally Watkinson (Secretary) – sally.watkinson@mh.org.au

Sally is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Infectious Diseases Service of the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Since 2011 she has been working with organizations to and increase access to Hepatitis C treatment and promotes opportunities for testing for blood borne viruses for those people who are vulnerable or may be at risk of infection.  Sally is a passionate advocate for people seeking healthcare free from the stigma often associated with viral hepatitis and to the availability of care in community settings.  She has been involved in many community sector programs to facilitate this providing education for general practitioners, community sector and hospital based workers to increase knowledge amongst the workforce, access to treatment and reduce the effects of stigma

Danny Jeffcote  – danny.jeffcote@yahoo.com.au

Danny Jeffcote began working in Needle & Syringe Programs in 2002 and originally served on the VIVAIDS/HRVic Board between 2004 and 2009. Danny is currently employed at CoHealth as Program Manager, AOD Response-West, Danny re-joined the HRVic board in 2011 and has served as Chair from 2012-

Greg Chipp

Joe Morris

Ashley Dodd


HRVic have just had our Annual General Meeting. At our AGM 5 new board members were elected and welcomed and will be added to our website as soon as we have their contact details confirmed.

Until then please send all queries to the HRVic Executive Officer Jenny Kelsall at jennyk@hrvic.org.au

Thank you.