Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia. Ordained in 1972 as a Minister of the Congregational Church, which formed part of the Uniting Church at Church Union in 1977.
Graduate of Sydney, New South Wales, La Trobe and Yale Universities.
Married to Meg, with two daughters – Catherine and Julia.
Minister @ Falls Village, Connecticut USA
Minister @ Warrnambool, Victoria
Minister @ Heidelberg, Victoria
Other Current Positions:
Dr Marianne Jauncey was appointed to the position of Medical Director at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in August 2008. This followed on from the original Medical Director, Dr Ingrid van Beek, who founded the service. Dr Jauncey is a Public Health Physician and has worked in the drug and alcohol field since the late 1990s.
Dr Jauncey previously worked as a drug and alcohol doctor in Kings Cross, having spent four years at the Kirketon Road Centre where the primary focus is injecting drug users, sex workers and youth at risk. She has also worked at a number of Area Health Services around NSW, at the NSW Dept of Health, and at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, now named the Kirby Institute. Her particular research interests include increasing access to hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users, drug overdose, and the physiological changes that occur after drug injection.
She is very committed to the Sydney MSIC and the work that it does.
Jennifer Holmes, trained as a Registered Nurse and Mental Health Nurse in Adelaide and has worked in the Drug and Alcohol field in New South Wales for over twenty years.
She has worked predominantly in the opiate pharmacotherapy area and has always been interested in working with injecting drug users. Jennifer has worked within a harm minimisation model whilst managing a number of drug treatment services in Sydney. Jennifer spent ten years as a Board member of the Hepatitis C Council of NSW.
Jennifer was appointed as Clinical Service Manager in November 2009 and is delighted to be taking over the management of MSIC from Colette McGrath who laid an excellent foundation for the operation of this unique health service.
Julie Latimer trained as a Mental Health nurse and after graduating in 1995 moved to London to work within the Maudsley Addictions Directorate.
Julie initially worked in an in-patient setting before moving to the community where she worked as part of Lambeth & Southwark Community Drug Team. She was appointed Deputy Team Leader of the Methadone Maintenance Clinic within this service where her duties included co-ordinating the existing IV methadone clinic.
Julie was actively involved in the RIOTT (Randomised Injectable Opiod Treatment Trial) programme which was the pilot study for prescribed injectable Diamorphine in the UK and worked closely with this team until 2007.
Julie moved to Australia in Oct 2007 & worked as an RN at Kirketon Road Centre before being appointed Nurse Unit Manager at MSIC in Jan 2008.
Rohan has worked in various capacities at the MSIC since it opened, and became the Office Manager in August 2010.
Rohan’s background in administrative and managerial roles spans the past 25 years. After many years working at Telstra, he decided he would like to work for a community based organisation. So in 1999 he began working as an administrative officer at the Kirketon Road Centre, a primary health care service in Kings Cross for injecting drug users, sex workers and youth ‘at risk’. And in 2001, when the Sydney MSIC was opened he was appointed as a part time Health Education Officer here.
Since then he has been the Acting Office Manager in both organizations position on a number of occasions. When Tracey Brown (the MSIC Office Manager from 2000) left, he was honoured to step into her shoes. He was the Acting Office Manager at the MSIC for almost a year and then appointed to the position.
Sarah joined the MSIC Management team in July 2010. She has over 12 years experience working in the Non Government sector and passed her Masters of Science degree in Substance Misuse in 2009. Sarah had worked casually at MSIC for two years prior to becoming the Health Education Team Manager
After her decision not to pursue a media career and turning instead to working with homeless people, Sarah specialised in the field of Homeless Drug and Alcohol services, predominantly in the UK. She managed some of the first homeless accommodation services in London that proactively housed injecting drug users and supported them within a harm minimization model. She has worked in detoxification services in New Zealand and more recently ran an Assertive Outreach Service, which worked with rough sleepers with complex needs in the City of Sydney.
Sarah feels very passionately about the work done at MSIC and believes it is a unique service able to access, support and help such a marginalized group of people.
Since graduating in 1994, Will has had a diverse career as a registered nurse, with clinical experience in mental health and emergency care as well as drug and alcohol. He started work at MSIC in 2006 and brought with him an abiding commitment to the values of inclusiveness, client advocacy and social justice. He began work as the Acting Referral Coordinator in early 2011, and was formally appointed to the position in August 2011. Will’s attention to detail and sense of humour are appreciated by his MSIC colleagues.
Since joining MSIC, Will has continued to extend his professional qualifications - he now works as a clinical nurse consultant, and also received a scholarship to study at Macquarie University where he is currently completing a Masters in social health.
Will believes that reaching out to marginalised and vulnerable groups is fundamental to social justice and is a public health priority. He is a passionate advocate for equitable access to health care. He argues that everyone in our community has a right to health services that meets their needs; that this right is fundamental; and it is not diminished by a person’s cultural background, their socioeconomic class, their mental health or their drug use.
Ian Flaherty was very excited to join Sydney MSIC in June 2010 as the Research Coordinator. Before the MSIC he was involved in a project investigating the experiences of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who may be affected by cannabis and mental health issues. He has also worked for many years in the mental health and disability sectors, most recently in policy evaluation and development. Ian has qualifications in Sociology and Social Policy and is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney.
Ian’s interest in, and enthusiasm for the work of the Sydney MSIC stems from a firm belief that pragmatic approaches to injecting drug use should underpin all work in harm reduction. He would like to see this approach concretely set the agenda for any discussion around safer injecting facilities and believes that promoting research done at the MSIC is one good way of advancing this. Ian’s other research interests include intimacy and friendship, cohesion and social capital among drug users, and understandings of home and safety among the people who use Sydney MSIC.
The Community consultation committee was established to support and advise the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) operations over the trial. The terms of reference and membership of this committee are detailed below
Community Consultation Committee
Terms of reference
The purpose of the Community Consultation Committee is to facilitate the smooth integration of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) into the Kings Cross community in the following ways:
The vision of the Community Consultation Committee is to forge a community partnership to reduce drug related harm to all people in the Kings Cross area
Membership comprises of people appointed by the Uniting Care NSW ACT to represent local residents, business, service provision and consumer groups in the Kings Cross area. These are as follows:
To find out more about the MSIC or to book in for a tour please contact:
Rohan Glasgow: email@example.com
Telephone: + 61 (0) 2 9360 1191
Fax: + 61 (0) 2 9360 0707
Address: 66 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross NSW 2011
Postal address: PO Box 293, Kings Cross NSW 1340, Australia