Dr. Vanessa Apea

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Dr Vanessa Apea is a consultant physician in Genito-urinary and HIV medicine and the clinical lead for Sexual Health at Barts Health NHS Trust. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.

Vanessa is passionate about reducing inequalities in healthcare. She has made this a central focus of her clinical work and received an NHS 70 Windrush Award for her contribution to improving health equity. She has an established track record of exploring barriers to engagement in care in marginalised populations and has a particular research interest in participatory approaches and the intersection of race, gender and health.

She is a member of the London Fast-Track Cities Initiative stigma subgroup working to get London to zero HIV stigma. She is also the medical director of NAZ, a charity advocating for high quality sexual health and HIV support services for BAME communities.

Vanessa is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.

Meet the rest of the team

Prof. Claudia Estcourt

Principal Investigator & Clinical Academic

Prof. Paul Flowers

Public Health Psychology Lead

Prof. Ann Blandford

Professor of Human–Computer Interaction

Dr. John Saunders

Clinical Academic & Consultant Sexual Health & HIV Medicine

Dr. Jo Gibbs

Senior Clinical Research Associate & Honorary Consultant

Dr. Vanessa Apea

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Prof. Pam Sonnenberg

Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Public Health Lead

Prof. Jonathan Ross

Professor of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Prof. Tracy Roberts

Professor of Health Economics

Prof. Andrew Copas

Director of the Centre for Pragmatic Global Health Trials

Dr. Melvina Woode Owusu

Senior Research Fellow & Programme Manager

Dr. Andrew Winter

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

Dr. Karen Lloyd

Senior Research Associate (Medical Sociology)

Dr. Fiona Mapp

Senior Research Associate & Trial Manager

Dr. Jen MacDonald

Research Fellow (Health Psychology)

Roos Van Greevenbroek

Research Associate (Human-Computer Interaction)

Julie McLeod

Research Associate (Health Psychology)

Merle Symonds

Principal Health Adviser

Jonathan O'Sullivan

Deputy Director Public Health

Dr. Caroline Ward

Lay representative