• Executive Director
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  • October 24 10:50 to 12:20
  • October 24 10:50 to 12:20
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Joanna Travis-Roberts is the Executive Director of ISSUP - the International Society of Substance Use Professionals. She has worked in the substance use disorders field since 2001 in a variety of capacities. Her professional life has encompassed a wide range of responsibilities around research, communications, event management and leadership.
After graduating from the University of Leeds, Joanna began working as part of a research project managed by Mentor Foundation and UNODC, gathering evidence-based prevention in practice around the globe. This project developed into an online portal of prevention information, which Joanna was key to the development of, from inception through to launch. Building upon this experience Joanna has managed a number of information dissemination projects in the field of substance use prevention. Joanna also managed on the ground prevention implementation projects and worked on the implementation of a series of Royal Fundraising Galas around the world.
From the international perspective, Joanna has consistently worked to engage an international audience in quality standards and evidence-based practice. Her personal mission has always been to use her communication and marketing skills and experience to ensure organisations communicate effectively with their audience to make knowledge and resources as accessible and therefore effective as possible.