Will is a founder and director of Unharm, a campaigning organisation for wellbeing in a world with drugs, harm reduction and drug law. Will came to drug law reform from a background in drug and alcohol program evaluation, social policy research and communications consultancy. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours and a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney before beginning a career as a research and evaluation consultant to Australian government departments and agencies.
Will’s professional experience made him aware of true scale, patterns and demographics of illicit drug consumption across Australia, and the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of the enforcement programs that receive the bulk of the Australian illicit drug budget. Since founding Unharm in 2014, he’s made regular media appearances calling for fair and pragmatic drug policy to reduce drug-related harm.