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Officers

Dr Laura Waters - Chair
Dr Laura Waters is a GU/HIV consultant and HIV & hepatitis lead at The Mortimer Market Centre, London. She is chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), chair of the BHIVA treatment guidelines and prior secretary & chair of the Conferences Subcommittee. She is a trustee of the British Association of Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) & chairs or co-authors other national guidelines. Laura represents BHIVA on the HIV CRG, advising NHS England on HIV treatment and care. She has published and presented widely, writes a regular column for Boyz magazine and is a Terrence Higgins Trust trustee. She works with JUSTRI, an HIV charity, to deliver training on HIV & Sexual Health to medical students & teaches on HIV courses for University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She was elected as BHIVA Chair in 2019 for a three-year term.

Professor Caroline Sabin - Vice Chair
Professor Caroline Sabin has been an active member of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee since 2001, and of several BHIVA guideline groups. She is the principal investigator of the UK CHIC Study and provides regular training courses on the analysis/ interpretation of cohorts, with the aim of raising the profile of clinical HIV research in the UK. She was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2016–2019. Professor Sabin is Chair of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee. Professor Sabin was elected as BHIVA Vice Chair in 2019 for a three-year term to 2022.

Dr Yvonne Gilleece - Honorary Secretary
Dr Yvonne Gilleece is a Consultant in HIV & Sexual Health at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Reader at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She has a special interest in HIV and Women, is Chair of SWIFT and Chair of the BHIVA guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy and the post partum period. She teaches on the BHIVA inpatients and Dip HIV courses and has contributed as an author to additional BHIVA guidelines (FSRH 2019) . She was Vice Chair of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee 2017-2019 and a member of the BIVA Hepatitis and Conference Subcommittees. She is a member of the steering group of WAVE ( part of EACS). She was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2019–2022 and was also elected as Honorary Secretary for a three-year term to 2022.

Dr Duncan Churchill - Honorary Treasurer
Dr Duncan Churchill has been a Consultant in GU/HIV Medicine at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton since 1999, and Lead Consultant for over 7 years. He trained at Oxford, The Middlesex Hospital, and at St. Mary’s. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the British HIV Association from 1996–2004, and chaired the BHIVA treatment guidelines writing group and was Chair of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee from 2013–2016. Dr Churchill served as Honorary Treasurer from 2014–17 and was elected as BHIVA Honorary Treasurer in 2017 for a further 3-year term.




Executive members

Dr Tristan Barber
Dr Tristan Barber is an HIV clinician with a research background. He has been active within BHIVA for many years, including conferences, CROI feedbacks and the general medicine course. Dr Barber is a member of the Education and Scientific Subcommittee and Chair of the International Partnerships Working Group, recently establishing international exchange and implementation science scholarship programmes. He is committed to the work of BHIVA, supporting its teams and trainees in the UK, as well as the wider HIV community, patients and advocates, alongside promoting links overseas. He was elected in 2019 to serve as a BHIVA trustee for a three-year term.

Dr David Chadwick
Dr David Chadwick is an ID Physician in Middlesbrough who has worked in HIV for 20 years, with research interests in HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection in Africa and HIV testing in the UK. He has contributed to BHIVA through immunisation guidelines and HIV-2 committees, CROI feedback sessions, UK CHIC executive committee and DipHIV question setting. Dr Chadwick was Chair of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee for 2016–2019 and was re-elected in 2019 for a further three-year term. He served as an appointed BHIVA trustee from 2017–2019 and was elected as a trustee for a three-year term from 2019.

Dr Nadi Gupta
Dr Nadi Gupta has been a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV since 2012. She is currently the Clinical Lead of the Integrated Sexual Health and HIV service at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Sheffield). Her interests include service integration, medical education, and hormonal contraception in women living with HIV. Dr Gupta has been elected to serve as a Trustee member of the Executive Committee from 2017–2020. She was appointed as the Chair of BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee in 2019.

Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram
Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram (Babu) is a Consultant in HIV/GU Medicine at St Thomas' Hospital and leads the HIV Treatment Advice Clinic, with special interests in HIV/hepatitis, haemophilia/HIV infection, HIV/ neurocognitive function and HIV inpatient management. Babu is committed to enhancing BHIVA's educational activities through his involvement as a course director for the BHIVA General Medicine Course, his contributions as one of the leads for the Diploma in HIV Medicine Revision Course, and as a current member of the BHIVA Hepatitis Society and EHHC Programming committee. Babu is an examiner for the Diploma in HIV Medicine, a past Chair of the BHIVA Hepatitis Expert Advisory Group and has also served as Vice Chair of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee. He served as a BHIVA trustee on the Executive Committee from 2016–2019 and was re-elected in 2019 for a further three-year term.

Dr Nicola Mackie
Dr Nicola Mackie is a Consultant Physician and Head of Speciality for HIV at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Her research was in the field of HIV-1 drug resistance and she runs the weekly Virtual Clinic. She is also the Clinical Lead for the HIV Women's Service at Imperial. She is involved with writing national guidelines, examining for dipHIV and teaching for BASHH and EACS. Dr Mackie served as a trustee member of the BHIVA Executive Committee from 2016–2019 and was re-elected in 2019 for a further three-year term.

Mrs Sheila Morris
Mrs Sheila Morris works as Research Coordinator in Edinburgh. Mrs Morris was previously elected to the BHIVA Executive Committee and served on the Audit and Standards and Education and Scientific subcommittees. Currently, she contributes to the Conferences Subcommittee. Mrs Morris was co-chair of the BHIVA Standards of Care project team updating the HIV standards 2018. She was Chair of NHIVNA from 2007 to 2010 and has won several awards, including Pharma Times Research Nurse of the Year. She was elected to the Executive Committee in 2019 to serve a three-year term as a BHIVA trustee.

Dr Iain Reeves
Dr Iain Reeves has been a consultant in London for over 10 years and is lead clinician for HIV at the Homerton Hospital. He is also lead for the NE London and Essex HIV Clinical Network and an elected trustee of BHIVA. He has special interests in the sexual health of MSM and in mental health and is a principal investigator on a number of HIV and sexual health studies. Dr Reeves was elected in 2019 as Chair of the BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee for a three-year term, is part of the BHIVA Treatment Guidelines Writing Group and led on three sections of the recent BHIVA clinical standards. He was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2018–2021.

Dr Jonathan Underwood
Dr Jonathan Underwood is a consultant acute medicine & infectious diseases physician working in Cardiff. He has a research interest in HIV-associated comorbidities, particularly cognitive dysfunction, and he completed a PhD studying cognitive impairment in treated HIV-disease in 2017. He has presented research at BHIVA conferences for over 10 years and has benefitted hugely from membership of the Association, including opportunities to attend CROI and present feedback. Dr Underwood was elected in 2019 as a BHIVA trustee to serve for a three-year term.

Dr Clare van Halsema
Dr Clare van Halsema is an infectious diseases consultant at North Manchester General Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has worked in clinical HIV in Manchester, London, overseas and in research in South Africa. She has a particular interest in TB-HIV co-infection and is co-author of the BHIVA TB guidelines. Dr van Halsema has a strong interest in education, teaching widely including Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and was elected chair of BHIVA e-learning working group in 2019. She was elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2018–2021 and is now vice chair of the BHIVA guidelines subcommittee, member of the International Partnerships Working Group and member of guidelines groups for opportunistic infections and HIV-2.







New Consultant Doctors' Representative

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan
Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan is a Consultant in HIV Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and has worked in sexual health in East London for more than 10 years. Her clinical duties involve inpatient and outpatient HIV and she is lead for the HIV/Lymphoma and HIV/Hepatitis services. She has a specialist interest in health inequalities and working with marginalised communities, and is on the Medical Board of the charity NAZ and Chair of the 4M Mentor Mothers steering group. She was elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2017–2020. Dr Dhairyawan was elected in 2019 as Chair of the BHIVA External Relations Subcommittee for a three-year term.







Trainee Doctors’ Representative

Dr Matthew Page
Dr Matthew Page is a GU/HIV SpR at University Hospitals Birmingham. He is currently undertaking a PhD as an out of programme for research. He maintains his clinical duties for both HIV and GU medicine, and is involved with the many clinical trials the department participates in. He has a specialist interest in research, PrEP, the sexual health of MSM, and blood-borne virus testing. He sits on the Gender and Sexual Minorities special interest group for BASHH as the secretary and the DIT representative. He is a trustee of the East Midlands Sexual Health charity, and the STI Research Foundation. In 2018 he became a member of the BHIVA External Relations committee. He was elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2020-2021 as the DIT representative. In 2020, he was also appointed to the Specialist Advisory Committee for GU Medicine for the JRCPTB for a three-year term.





Editor HIV Medicine

Professor Brian Gazzard CBE
Professor Brian Gazzard is Professor of HIV Medicine and Clinical Research Director at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. His main interests are in gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV disease and in antiretroviral therapy. In 2002, in recognition of the achievements of the HIV/GUM unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Professor Gazzard was awarded a prize for clinical leadership at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Terrence Higgins Trust, and the 'Outstanding Achiever for Health Award'. Professor Gazzard was the Founding Chair of BHIVA. He was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.




Appointed Trustees

Ms Angelina Namiba
Ms Angelina Namiba is originally from Kenya and has been working in the HIV sector for 18 years on a range of initiatives from mentoring and treatment advocacy to managing service delivery. She has been living with HIV for over two decades and is passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV and enabling good quality of life for young people living with HIV. She has a special interest in HIV and pregnancy. She currently works as Associate Project Manager with the Salamander Trust, is a patron of the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA), and a Trustee of the National AIDS Trust (NAT) and SAFE Kenya, and is also a member of the Women's Network of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has also co-authored various articles in peer-review journals and UNAIDS reports. Ms Namiba was elected as the BHIVA Community Representative Trustee to serve from 2018–2021.

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