Biography

Since qualifying as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1991, Gill has specialised in working in the challenging field of harm reduction and the treatment of (alcohol & other drugs) dependency, within all service sectors - residential and community-based - as well as, in a women's prison and other custodial / forensic settings.

Gill has a broad scope of skills being a competent clinical, harm reduction, and counselling practitioner; as well as, a proactive manager with over 10 years in senior management positions - necessitating the development of new, innovative projects and effective needs-led services. Fundraising, capacity building, strategy and policy development, monitoring and evaluation, alongside a range of budgetary responsibility have been key components of these roles.

Equally, Gill has extensive experience of work within the HIV and sexual health sector - in that, a robust knowledge re: Blood-Borne Viruses (BBVs), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and TB - (i.e. infection transmission, diagnosis, treatment and co-infection) - and related psychosocial interventions.

Self-employed as an independent Consultant and Trainer since 2004, Gill has undertaken a range of international and UK-based assignments including:

Gill has also been delivering various bespoke, dynamic training for over 26 years - to health, social care, housing, & criminal justice providers - Please see Training Tab for further information and types of courses available.

Gill has undertaken such work in the UK, Thailand, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Malaysia and Canada - commissioned by: DTL; HIT, Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales (HIW); Conference Consortium/HRI; Dristi Nepal; Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF); AusAID/HAARP, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) and Harm Reduction International (HRI) - Please see CV for full details.

Gill is committed to the respect of diversity, challenging stigma and discrimination; evidence-based best practice, and excellent clinical governance coupled with the provision of responsive harm reduction initiatives, progressive prescribing treatment (OST), comprehensive health and social care, plus universal access to testing and treatment for HIV, viral hepatitis, and TB. She is a keen advocate for the delivery of gender-sensitive, peer-led and integrated services. Gill has maintained an active interest in BBV infections, gender-based violence, sexual & reproductive health, human rights, and drug policy reform over the years, which is reflected in her work to date.

Summary of Skills & Abilities

Clinical & Organisational Management

Programme / Project Development

Capacity Building & Training

Technical Support & Guidance

Writing Grant Proposals - Fundraising

Monitoring & Evaluation

Harm Reduction & AOD Dependency

Public Health Promotion - BBVs & TB

Sexual & Reproductive Health

Work with (all) Key Populations

Human Rights & Advocacy

Gender & Violence Against Women

Overdose Prevention & Management

Psychosocial & Brief Interventions

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Auditing Drug Treatment Services

Service User Consultation

Community (Health) Strengthening

Policy Writing & Complex Reports

Reviewing & Editing Global Documents

Information & Education Materials


All contents © Gill Bradbury, 2017.
Photo of Gill Bradbury courtesy of Drink and Drug News (DDN).



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