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Dr Alex Wodak AM was Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney (1982-2012) but is now an Emeritus Consultant. Dr. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, and a Director of Australia21 and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia (when both were pre-legal) and often works in developing countries on HIV control among injecting drug users.


  • 1982–2012
    Emeritus Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent's Hospital


  • 1970 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS, Honours in Medicine, Surgery, and Pathology