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About Iresh

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).

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


* = operations group

Academic Members

Nicola Boydell* (Co-chair)

University of Edinburgh

Ruth Lewis* (Co-Chair)

University of Glasgow

Sally Brown*

Edinburgh Napier University

Sophie Buijsen*

University of Edinburgh

Lewis Clarke*

Edinburgh Napier University

Paul Flowers

University of Strathclyde

Jamie Frankis*

Glasgow Caledonian University

Carrie Purcell*

Open University

Julie Riddell*

University of Glasgow

Ingrid Young*

University of Edinburgh

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

Yvonne Kerr

NHS Lothian and SSHPS

Rak Nandwani

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Alison Scott

NHS Lothian and FSRH Scotland

Third Sector Members

David Bingham

Terrence Higgins Trust, Scotland

Will Dalgleish

Lothian HIV Patient Forum

Adrienne Hannah

Scottish Drug Forum

Jimmy Hunter*

Terrence Higgins Trust

Oceana Maund

Scottish Trans Alliance

Jo Sykes

Waverley Care

Jennifer Goff*

Waverley Care