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About Iresh

WHO WE ARE
The Interdisciplinary Research in Sexual Health (IReSH) network in Scotland brings together people from academia, the third sector, health practitioners and communities to collaborate and coordinate research activities related to sexual health and blood-borne viruses (BBV).

WHAT WE DO
The network aims to promote national sexual health research, to champion a national sexual health research agenda, and to facilitate partnership and innovation. We do this by…

  1. Creating opportunities to network and collaborate on research through regular IReSH networking and social events.
  2. Sharing news, online seminars, external events, and job and tender opportunities.
  3. Supporting members to deliver excellent research in the areas of sexual health and BBV.
We coordinate delivery of research and impact related to the Scottish Government’s Sexual Health & BBV Framework Outcomes which are:

About Us

STEERING GROUP

* = operations group

Academic Members

Ingrid Young* (Co-chair)

University of Edinburgh

Sally Brown* (Co-chair)

Edinburgh Napier University

Nicola Boydell*

University of Edinburgh

Sophie Buijsen*

University of Edinburgh

Lewis Clarke*

Edinburgh Napier University

Paul Flowers

University of Glasgow

Jamie Frankis*

Glasgow Caledonian University

Ruth Lewis*

University of Glasgow

Carrie Purcell*

University of Glasgow

Julie Riddell*

University of Glasgow

NHS Members

Daniella Brawley

NHS Grampian

Sharon Cameron

NHS Lothian

Zhong Eric Chen*

NHS Lothian and FSRH Scotland

Jenny Dalrymple

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Ann Eriksen

NHS Tayside

Claudia Estcourt

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Leanne Hughes*

NHS Lothian

Yvonne Kerr

NHS Lothian and SSHPS

Rak Nandwani

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Alison Scott

NHS Lothian and FSRH Scotland

Third Sector Members

Hosanna Bankhead

Hwupenyu Project

David Bingham

Terrence Higgins Trust, Scotland

Will Dalgleish

Lothian HIV Patient Forum

Adrienne Hannah

Scottish Drug Forum

Jeffrey Hirono*

HIV Scotland

Clive King

Terrence Higgins Trust, Scotland

Oceana Maund

Scottish Trans Alliance

Ruth McKenna*

Waverley Care

Nathan Sparling

HIV Scotland