Ingrid van Beek is a public health and addiction medicine physician who has been the Director of the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC), in Sydney’s Kings Cross for the past 25 years. KRC’s integrated primary health care service is recognised as a best practice model in the prevention, treatment and care of transmissible infections among vulnerable populations in urban settings.  Ingrid was also the founding Medical Director of Australia’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Centre from 2000 until 2008. Her work at the sharp end of harm reduction was recognised in 2010 when she was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia (AM).