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Executive Committee


Professor Chloe Orkin - Chair
Professor Chloe Orkin is Chair of the British HIV Association and Consultant Physician at the Royal London Hospital where her clinical duties include running a busy HIV and HIV/ HCV research unit. Her specialist interests are: Anti-retroviral therapy, hepatitis and oncology. She has 90 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored four British HIV Association guidelines on: Anti-retroviral therapy, Hepatitis, Malignancy and Routine Monitoring. Professor Orkin is the External Examiner to the Diploma in HIV Medicine. She is actively researching ways of implementing HIV and blood-borne virus testing. She was elected as BHIVA Chair in 2016 for a 3-year term.

Professor Clifford Leen - Vice Chair
Professor Clifford Leen is a consultant physician in Infectious Diseases and HIV at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. He now leads a research unit involved in international and national studies on the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C and was the Secretary of the BHIVA Hepatitis Working Group Executive Panel. He is a member of the BHIVA and Scottish HIV Advisory Group (SHIVAG) executive committees, and has been on the BHIVA Treatment Guidelines Writing Committee since 2003. He is Training Programme Director for Infectious Diseases in Scotland. He chaired the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee from 2008 to 2011, and has been a member of the management group of Edinburgh University’s Centre for Infectious Diseases since 2008. He was elected as BHIVA Vice Chair in 2016 for a 3-year term.

Dr Ann Sullivan - Honorary Secretary
Dr Ann Sullivan trained in Australia and London, gaining an MD in HIV Immunology. She is now a Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Her specific interests include expanding HIV testing, MSM sexual health and utilising technology to improve patient care and experience. As Vice Chair of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee, she led the 2014 National HIV Partner Notification audit. Dr Sullivan was elected as BHIVA Honorary Secretary in 2016 for a 2-year term.

Dr Duncan Churchill - Honorary Treasurer
Dr Duncan Churchill has been a Consultant in GU/HIV Medicine at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton since 1999, and Lead Consultant for over 7 years. He trained at Oxford, The Middlesex Hospital, and at St. Mary’s. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the British HIV Association from 1996-2004, and chaired the BHIVA treatment guidelines writing group and was Chair of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee from 2013-2016. Dr Churchill served as Honorary Treasurer from 2014-17 and was elected as BHIVA Honorary Treasurer in 2017 for a further 3-year term.

Executive members

Professor Brian Angus
Professor Brian Angus is Reader in Infectious Diseases at Oxford University, Clinical Director for Infectious Diseases at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Clinical Scientist at the MRC HIV Clinical Trials Unit. He is also a member of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Reference Group nationally. He was elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2015-2018. Prof Angus recently chaired the BHIVA guidelines on monitoring and is on the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee.

Dr Fiona Burns
Dr Fiona Burns is HIV Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at UCL. Her research aims to improve access to (and retention in) care and address social inequalities, especially in migrant communities. She sits on the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee, helped to write the BHIVA malignancy guidelines, and help organise the BASHH HIV Masterclass (for past 3 years). Sexual health and HIV services are experiencing unprecedented demands and BHIVA, as our national organisation, needs to provide strong advocacy to ensure we can continue to provide outstanding holistic care, something which she feels she can contribute to.

Dr Mas Chaponda
Dr Mas Chaponda is an HIV physician in both the Infectious Diseases and GUM departments at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. In addition, his role on Cheshire and Merseyside HIV network and the HIV Clinical Reference Group interacts with commissioners of HIV services. His aim is to involve new consultants and registrars in streamlining HIV services and to improve their education as well as to engage with community-based partners.

Dr Yvonne Gilleece
Dr Yvonne Gilleece is a Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. She has a special interest in HIV and Women and is Steering Group Lead for SWIFT. She is the Lead for HIV in Fertility, Conception and Pregnancy and also specialises in HIV and Hepatology in Brighton. She is Chair of the BHIVA guidelines on the management of HIV infection in pregnant women and the update of the BHIVA/BASHH sexual and reproductive health guidelines. Dr Gilleece regularly publishes clinical research and presents nationally and internationally.

Dr Nadi Gupta
Dr Gupta has been a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV since 2012 having completed her training at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She is currently the Clinical Lead of the Integrated Sexual Health and HIV service at Rotherham Hospital and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Sheffield). Her interests include service integration, medical education, and hormonal contraception in HIV positive women. Dr Gupta has been elected to serve as a Trustee member of the Executive Committee from 2017–2019. She sits on the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee.

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, immediate past Chair of the BHIVA Hepatitis Society and also served as Vice Chair of the BHIVA Education and Scientific subcommittee.

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 has been elected as a Trustee member of the BHIVA Executive committee to serve from 2016-2019.

Dr Iain Reeves
Dr Iain Reeves 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. He is a principal investigator on a number of HIV and sexual health studies. Dr Reeves is Vice Chair of the BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee.

Professor Caroline Sabin
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. Professor Sabin is Chair of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee

Dr Steve Taylor
Dr Steve Taylor is the Lead HIV Consultant at Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He has been an elected member of the BHIVA Executive committee and been a member of scientific committee for many international conferences. He sits on the Medical Advisory boards for HIV i-Base and AIDs Treatment Update, and teaches and lectures regularly to HIV-positive patient groups, as well as delivering four national courses on HIV drug resistance and pharmacology. He is Medical Director of the national HIV testing awareness charity, Saving Lives, as well as being Tri Service Consultant Advisor to HM Armed Forces and chairing the clinicians' group for the Department of Health development of the HIV outpatient tariff. He is West Midlands Media representative for BASHH and regularly appears on television and radio to comment on issues pertaining to sexual health and HIV. Dr Taylor sits on the BHIVA External Relations Subcommittee.

Dr Laura Waters
Dr Laura Waters is a consultant at the Mortimer Market Centre where she is inpatient and hepatitis lead. She is vice-chair of the ART guidelines committee and on the conference subcommittee as BASHH HIV SIG chair. She contributes to the inpatients course and other ad hoc activities and would relish more involvement. Dr Waters is Chair of the BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee.

New Consultant Doctors' Representative

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan
Dr Dhairyawan is a Consultant in HIV Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and has worked in sexual health in East London for 10 years. Her clinical duties involve inpatient and outpatient HIV and she is lead for the HIV/Lymphoma and HIV/Hepatitis services. She has a specialist interest in health inequalities and working with marginalised communities, and is on the Medical Board of the charity NAZ and a honorary consultant at the Mary Seacole Centre, De Montford University. She is also Chair of the 4M Mentor Mothers steering group. She is Vice-Chair of the BHIVA External Relations Subcommittee and a member of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee where she is co-author on the SRH and HIV-2 guidelines.

Editor HIV Medicine

Professor Brian Gazzard CBE
Professor Brian Gazzard is Professor of HIV Medicine and Clinical Research Director at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. His main interests are in gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV disease and in antiretroviral therapy. In 2002, in recognition of the achievements of the HIV/GUM unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Professor Gazzard was awarded a prize for clinical leadership at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Terrence Higgins Trust, and the 'Outstanding Achiever for Health Award'. Professor Gazzard was the Founding Chair of BHIVA. He was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.

Appointed Trustees

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 is Chair of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee for 2016-2019.

Mr Paul Clift
Mr Paul Clift is Patients Representative at King's College Hospital. He is also a member of the steering committees of UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB) and of its European counterpart ECAB of which he was Co-chair 2011-13. Paul was a member of the Clinical Reference Group for HIV from its inception in 2011 until March 2016 and a member of the PrEP Policy writing group for NHS England from August 2014 to March 2016. He is a Steering Committee member of the SUPA Study (medicines and health beliefs among Caribbean and African populations in UK) and the REACH Study (patterns of retention in care of HIV positive patients in the UK) and of the HIV PROM (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) Project. He is also a member of the HIV Psychosocial Network of social scientists. Paul graduated with a BA in Politics and Society (Birkbeck College) in 2011 and MSc Medical Anthropology (UCL) in 2013.

Dr Nick Larbalestier
Dr Nick Larbalestier qualified at Liverpool in 1989 and had been working in HIV for the past 21 years. He was appointed as a Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health in 2002 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and has been the lead HIV clinician at this trust for the past 15 years. His interests include the care of HIV-in-patients, HIV/TB co-infection, HIV renal disease and transplantation, all aspects of HIV service delivery, the utility of IT in healthcare, reducing the rates of undiagnosed HIV, retention in care and challenging HIV stigma.


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