Penny is currently working as a Mobile Drug Safety Worker and Outreach Worker based in Melbourne, Australia. She works to promote harm-reduction based education to users, members of the public, and conducts training for staff of various health and welfare services throughout the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. Her involvement in the harm reduction sector was initiated when working as an NSP worker at Sydney’ Kirketon Road Centre in Kings Cross, a primary health care facility for injecting drug users, sex workers and at-risk youth. Penelope currently volunteers with the Victorian AIDS Council, Save the Children Australia, Homeless of Melbourne. She is an active member of the Enpsychedelia community radio program and a co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Australia, President of SSDP Deakin University, and Project Supervisor for the Global Health Next Generation Network.
Penelope is currently undertaking a Masters of International and Community Development at Deakin University, Australia; and holds a Master of Science (Public Health), Umea University, Sweden; Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia, and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Heath), TAFE NSW, Australia.