Clinical Representatives

Judith Stephenson ( Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health at UC, Honorary NHS Consultant in Women’s Health and Public Health at UCLH and North West London Foundation Trust)

Judith has a long track record of research in sexual and reproductive health that has changed policy and practice nationally and internationally, particularly in relation to chlamydia screening. Her current research focus is on improving use of contraception, how women plan and prepare for pregnancy and how early intervention can improve mother and child health across the life course.

She received the UCL prize for Leadership in Public Engagement in 2012 and an NIHR Senior Investigator Award in 2014.

Sharon Cameron (SRH/GUM Consultant, co-director of the FSRH’s Clinical Effectiveness Unit University of Edinburgh)

Consultant Gynaecologist, Chalmers Centre and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (NHS Lothian). Reader (Hon),University of Edinburgh. Research interests include contraception, emergency contraception, prevention and management of unintended pregnancy and Chlamydia. Co- director of Clinical Effectiveness Unit, and executive committee member of Clinical Studies Group (FSRH). Current President of FIAPAC. Scientific editor for BJOG.

Anne Connolly (GP, Bradford NHS Trust, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum)

Having survived a two year posting to a mission hospital in rural Zimbabwe, Anne returned to General Practice in inner-city Bradford in 1990. After working as a GP partner for many years in a leading-edge teaching practice she has recently moved to a practice providing primary healthcare for people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation; refugees or seeking asylum and to others who find it hard to access primary care services.

She is a GPSI in gynaecology and accredited as a hysteroscopist, colposcopist and FSRH trainer. She has been involved with commissioning since 2006 as clinical lead for maternity, women’s and sexual health for Bradford and Airedale.

She is currently Vice President (membership) for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and Chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.

Tracey Helliwell (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Tracey is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working in a large general practice in the Calder Valley area of Halifax (Hebden Bridge Group Practice). She qualified 2 years ago and feels very privileged to be able to continue to give contraceptive and sexual health care to our registered patients, which includes fitting and removal of contraceptive implants and coils.

Prior to this role she had worked in General Practice since 2002, initially as a Practice Nurse and the practice supported me to undertake contraceptive and sexual health training. This led to the establishment of a Young Persons’ drop-in clinic, which was held weekly at the surgery and a level 2 sexual health service. Tracey then utilised this knowledge and skills as a Lead Nurse for the Contraception & Sexual Health service in Manchester before returning to General Practice in 2011.

Throughout her nursing career Tracey has been passionate about training. During my time working in the field of contraception and sexual health she has trained nurses undertaking the contraceptive course at the local university, as well as through the Primary Care Training Centre in Bradford and also trained nurses in the theoretical and practical elements of fitting and removing implants and coils.

Jill Shawe (Specialist Sexual and Reproductive Health Research nurse, University of Surrey)

Jill Shawe is a Clinical Academic Nurse and Midwife with extensive experience of working in the field of women’s health and in nursing and midwifery education and research. Jill is Professor of Maternal & Family Healthcare at the University of Surrey and a Specialist Sexual Reproductive Health Nurse at Margaret Pyke Centre London where she specialises in Fertility Awareness.

Jill has developed a programme of research in Pre-pregnancy Health & Care (PREPARE) which includes particular interest in use of contraception to enable preparation for pregnancy for women with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. Jill collaborates with European and International colleagues through the PrePreg Network aiming to improve pre-pregnancy care through research and education.

Emma Collins (Senior Sister and Practice Development Lead, Sexual Health, Royal Sussex Hospital)

Emma worked as a registered nurse within sexual health in busy inner-city clinics for 15 years. She is currently a senior sister in a recently integrated sexual health and contraception service, and lead on practice development for the nursing team. Emma loves the challenge of delivering patient-centred sexual and reproductive health care. She is especially excited to be part of the priority setting partnership, as enabling participation with patients, partners and professionals to set the research agenda reflects our speciality’s philosophy of ‘patient as partner’.

Beth Jones (Final year medical student, UCL)

Beth Jones is a final year medical student at University College London, who has developed a special interest in sexual and reproductive health throughout her clinical training as well as while working for the young people’s charity Brook. Beth hopes to contribute a unique viewpoint to this project; she has undertaken various projects relating the psychosocial aspects of medicine in the past, and now looks forward to working with a range of experienced professionals and learning more about how research is planned and prioritised

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