Born and raised in the UK, Graham was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in International Relations in 1993 following which he worked in Cambodia for almost two decades in the humanitarian and development sectors - with a particular focus on public health and education - as well as in support of interventions in neighbouring countries and elsewhere in the region, including a year spent in Timor Leste (East Timor) in 2000 leading Save the Children in its support to families to rebuild their homes and communities. After working from 2001 to 2005 with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Cambodia in which he helped support a multi-stakeholder Drugs and HIV/AIDS Working Group, Graham moved to follow his true passion with the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the Cambodian Government, donors, NGOs and - most importantly - people who use and inject drugs to develop a comprehensive harm reduction programme.
Since returning to the UK with his family in late 2012, Graham set up his own consulting business to continue to provide his skills, knowledge, understanding and compassion to a wide range of organisations, donors, foundations, groups, and individuals around the world, especially to the poorest and most neglected communities.
Graham's particular skills and interests are in the harm reduction sector, especially the prevention, care and treatment of communicable diseases - including HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis - affecting marginalised people that includes people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), and people in prison or other detention facilities and closed settings. He is especially interested in the difficulties faced by women, children and young people in low- and middle-income countries and in promoting the right of all people of any age to access and fully utilise health services. His many years of experience working within, and in cooperation with, UN bodies, donors, international and national non-governmental organisations, and with community-based groups, has helped him to appreciate the wide range of views, challenges and opportunities that exist in the rapidly evolving world in which we all live and the duty we all have to ensure that nobody is left behind in the pursuit of universal health coverage.