Amy Kirwan

Senior Research Fellow, Social Impact and Innovation (Behaviours and Health Risks Program)


Amy has over 15 years' experience in public and community health spanning direct service delivery, project management, research and policy.

Amy’s research interests include human-centred design methods, working with people with lived experience, drug use and involvement with the justice system.


  • MSocSci (Policy and Human Services), RMIT
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne

Projects (11)

Current (7)

  • Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration

  • CREIDU: Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use

  • EDRS: Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System

  • Evaluation of the Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Service

  • Feasibility study for a potential medically supervised injecting centre/drug consumption service for the ACT

  • IDRS: Illicit Drug Reporting System

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

Past (1)

  • PATH Cohort Study

Publications (9)

2019 (1)

2018 (3)

2016 (1)

2015 (2)

2014 (1)

2013 (1)

News Articles (3)

2019 (1)

2018 (1)

2012 (1)