Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is formed of topic experts representing different sectors in HIV treatment and prevention. This group includes representatives from academia, community members, community-based organisations, government and statutory bodies, medical practitioners and clinicians.

Advisers are collaborating to write a set of 28 Evidence Papers on relevant topics for consideration by the Commission. The 28 papers are structured by five themes outlined by the Commission and will contain the most up to date data and expertise on the landscape of HIV in England. The production of these Evidence Papers represents an unprecedented collation of expertise from across the HIV sector. Once completed, the papers will be made public in the resources section of the HIV Commission website.

Members of the Advisory Group


Matthew Hodson, NAM

Professor Kevin Fenton, Southwark Council, Public Health England


Professor Caroline Sabin, IRIS at University College London

Professor Catherine Mercer, IRIS at University College London

Professor Peter Weatherburn, Sigma Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Rusi Jaspal, Nottingham Trent University

Community based organisations: Representation from organisations addressing the needs of most at-risk communities

Denis Onyango, African Advocacy Foundation

Jo Josh, UK-CAB

Marion Wadibia, NAZ

Mark Santos, Positive East

Michelle Ross, Clinq

Priscilla Nkwenti, the BHA for Equality

Rob Cookson, LGBT Foundation

Reverend Jide Macauley, House of Rainbow

Salim Khalifa, Trade Sexual Health

Silvia Petretti, Positively UK

Simon Collins, i-base

Sophie Strachan, Sophia Forum

Will Nutland, Prepster

Government / Statutory: Representatives from national and local government and statutory organisations.

Adam Winter, Public Health England

Andrea Duncan, Department for Health and Social Care

Janette Harper, NHS England

Jim McManus, Hertfordshire County Council

Jonathon O’Sullivan, Islington Council

Dr Jonty Heversedge, NHS England

Dr Laura Waters, NHS England

Professor Noel Gill, Public Health England

Paul Ogden, Local Government Association

Rob Coster, NHS England

Robert Caroll, Hampshire County Council

Dr Tristan Barber, NHS England

Dr Valerie Delpech, Public Health England

Medical practitioners / clinicians

Dr David Asboe, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Dr Kate Nambiar, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital

Dr Olwen Williams, BASSH

Supporting Members of the Advisory Group

The HIV Commission and the Advisory Group has received additional support, advice and guidance from the following organisations and individuals.

Dr. Dan Baker, METRO Charity

Shema Tariq, Positively UK, UCL

Alice Welbourn, Salamander Trust
Abi Carter, Children’s HIV Association – CHIVA

Longret Kwardem and Rebecca Mbewe, 4M CIC

Meaghan Kall, Public Health England