Judy Chang is Chinese-Australian, and currently living in Italy. She has worked for five years in community health and development across India, Thailand and China. Previously, she worked on project design and coordination, and community mobilization, with a specific focus on youth, sexual reproductive health, and people living with HIV.
Judy is a postgraduate student at the National Drug Research Institute, Australia. Her qualitative research explores drugs, drug policy and human rights in cross-cultural settings, with a specific focus on compulsory drug detention in China. She holds a Masters in International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
She sits on the Board of Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN), and presents at international conferences and meetings.
Judy has a particular interest in drug policy and human rights, with a key focus on women who use drugs, and compulsory drug detention.