Our research team

Our team is led by Prof. Claudia Estcourt and involves lots of different professionals working together with members of the public, on innovative research to improve sexual health for all in a digital NHS.

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Public Contributors


Human Computer Interaction Specialists

Public Health Specialists


Health Economists

Our team is led from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with:

University of Strathclyde
University of Birmingham
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
University College London
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Islington Council
Glasgow Caledonian University
Barts Health NHS Trust
 University Hospitals Sussex

Meet the research 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

Dr. Caroline Ward

Lay representative

Sonja Bloch

Research Assistant

Jonathan O'Sullivan

Deputy Director Public Health