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 Joint Editor-in-Chief of the BHIVA journal, HIV Medicine, from 1 January 2022. Professor Sabin was elected as BHIVA Vice Chair in 2019 for a three-year term to 2022.
Professor Yvonne Gilleece - Honorary Secretary
Professor 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 Iain Reeves - Honorary Treasurer
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 Reeves was elected as Honorary Treasurer to serve from 2020 to 2023.
Dr Tristan Barber
Dr Tristan Barber is an HIV and Sexual Health Consultant at the Ian Charleson Day Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and Honorary Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Health at UCL. He has a research background in HIV-related neurocognitive impairment and phase 3 clinical trials. He has set up and is clinical lead for a dedicated frailty service for ageing patients with HIV infection (The SAGE Clinic). Dr Barber has been active within BHIVA for many years, including conferences, CROI feedbacks and the general medicine course. He is the BASHH representative on the HIV CRG. Dr Barber was elected in 2020 as Chair of the Education and Scientific Subcommittee for a three-year term and is a previous Chair of the International Partnerships Working Group (2016-20). 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 Daniel Clutterbuck
Dr Dan Clutterbuck has been a consultant in genitourinary and HIV medicine since 2001. He is clinical lead for sexual and reproductive health at NHS Lothian and clinical lead for HIV at the Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh. He was elected chair of Scottish Health Protection Network HIV Clinical Leads in 2019 and has contributed to a number UK guidelines and standards produced by BHIVA and BASHH. He is lead author of the BASHH/BHIVA UK guidelines on safer sex and on the sexual healthcare of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). He was elected as a BHIVA trustee in 2020 for as three-year term and is a member of the BHIVA guidelines subcommittee.
Dr Ashini Fox
Dr Ashini Fox is a GU Medicine Consultant and HIV and clinical research lead at Nottingham University Hospital. She is HIV/STI rep to the Joint Specialty Committee for Infectious diseases and a member of BHIVA Education committee. She was previously the Chair of the BASHH Education Committee and a Trustee of BASHH (2018-2020). She has an interest in medical education and was a founding member (2008) and later Chair (2015–2018) of the STIF Competency group. She is the training programme director for GU Medicine in the East Midlands and deputy workforce lead for the GU Medicine SAC.
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 Nick Larbalestier
Dr Nick Larbalestier is an HIV consultant at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London and has been the lead clinician since 2003. He has special interests in HIV/TB co-infection, HIV renal disease HIV inpatient management and initiatives to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection and retain people in care. He led a five-year project to create London’s first seven-day sexual health service (Burrell Street – 2011). He has been an active member of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee (2017–2020), the External Relations Subcommittee (2017–2019) and was part of the writing group for the BHIVA HIV testing guidelines. He served as an appointed BHIVA trustee from 2017–2019 and was elected as a trustee for a three-year term from 2020.
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. She was elected in 2020 as chair of the Conferences Subcommittee for a three-year term.
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. 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 chair of the BHIVA guidelines subcommittee since 2020, member of the International Partnerships Working Group and member of guidelines groups for opportunistic infections and HIV-2.
Dr Rebecca Metcalfe
Dr Becky Metcalfe is a consultant in sexual health and HIV in Glasgow with special interests including women and people who inject drugs (PWIDs). She has been a consultant since 2017 and is part of the clinical team managing an HIV outbreak amongst PWIDs in the city and the multidisciplinary management of pregnancy in women living with HIV. She holds an honorary role with Glasgow Caledonian University/Public Heath Scotland, focusing on evaluating interventions and effects of HIV amongst PWIDs. She is a member of the BASHH HIV Special Interest Group and was elected in 2020 as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the executive committee as the New Consultant Doctors’ Representative for a three-year term.
Dr Manik Kohli
Dr Manik Kohli is a Specialty Registrar in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine at the Mortimer Market Centre in London. He is also an Academic Clinical Fellow at the UCL Institute for Global Health. Manik is a member of the HIV Trainee Association committee and joined the BHIVA Executive Committee as Trainee Representative in 2022.
Ms Jo Josh
Jo Josh has a background in public relations and marketing, print and broadcast journalism, media training and crisis management for global businesses. She has broadcast experience for both BBC and independent outputs, and is a freelance contributor to national press, magazines and specialist industry titles. As Communications Officer for BHIVA, she manages media enquiries, advocacy with the health system and government and liaison with the HIV community. A member of the steering group of the UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB), she is also Co-Chair of Sophia Forum, a regular speaker for the Terrence Higgins Trust and a member of the Advisory Group of the National AIDS Trust. A former Vice Chair of NICE Clinical Guidelines Rapid Updates Standing Committee C (2014 – end 2017), Jo is a member of the Global Pain Task Force, the Canada International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) and on the Council of Governors of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Ms Paula Bibby
Paula Bibby is Project Manager at the Data Trust Initiative at University of Cambridge where she co-ordinates research programmes, projects and engagement activities, and provides support to facilitate the creation of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research networks. As a charity accountant she has experience working with research charities and academic institutions to manage and obtain research funding. As the Financial Expert Trustee for BHIVA, she has been appointed to as a finance specialist to provide advice and guidance to the Executive Committee and Honorary Treasurer, with particular emphasis on ensuring that budgeting arrangements are efficient, as well as being ethical and environmentally sensitive. Paula will assist in securing the BHIVA trustees to ensure the long-term financial future of the association. Paula was appointed in December 2021 to serve for a three-year term until the Annual General Meeting in 2024.
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