Our members

The members of the Advisory Group on Contraception are:

  • Dr Janet Barter, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Dr Amanda Britton, Hampshire
  • Dr Anne Connolly MBE, Clinical Lead for Women’s and Sexual Health, NHS Bradford and Airedale
  • Alison Chorlton, Lead Nurse Sexual Health, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton
  • Lucy Grieve, Policy Officer, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
  • Alison Hadley, Director, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange
  • Lisa Hallgarten, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Brook
  • Emily James, Policy & Programmes Manager, the Company Chemists’ Association
  • Dr Asha Kasliwal, Clinical Director and Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Health, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL Medical School specialising in sexual and reproductive health and the Co-Chaor of Doctors for Choice UK
  • Ruth Lowbury, independent consultant specialising in sexual health and HIV
  • Helga Mangion, Policy Manager & Public Health Lead, National Pharmacy Association
  • Louise McCudden, Advocacy & Public Affairs Advisor, MSI Reproductive Choices UK
  • Zoe Russell, Public Affairs Manager, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Deborah Shaw, Lead for Sexual Health (East Midlands), UK Health Security Agency
  • Professor Jill Shawe, Professor in Women’s Health, University of Plymouth
  • Dr Connie Smith, Co-Chair, PHE External Advisory Group for Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV
  • Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Sexual and Reproductive Health doctor and Founder of Reproductive Justice Initiative
  • Harry Walker, Director of External Affairs, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Heidi Wright, Policy and Practice Lead, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Lesley Wylde, Non-Executive Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Forum

Observers to the Advisory Group on Contraception:

  • Aahad Ali, Government Affairs Manager, Bayer plc
  • Carmela Brewer, Professional Relationships Manager, Bayer plc
  • Rebecca Law, Communications & Policy, Organon & Co
  • Julie Young, Medical Advisor, Organon & Co
  • Tom Rhodes, Senior Manager, Policy & Public Affairs, Pfizer
  • Sue Aston, Sue Burridge and James Woolgar, representing the English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners Group (EHSHCG)

The AGC would like to pay tribute to the contributions of the late Jane Hatfield, the first CEO of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH). Jane was a passionate advocate for women’s health and spearheaded the FSRH’s policy and influencing work, raising awareness of often neglected areas in women’s health and championing the voices of frontline healthcare professionals, including through her contributions to the AGC.

The AGC would also like to pay tribute to the contributions of the late Dr Anne Szarewski, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Associate Specialist, Margaret Pyke Centre.

Jane and Anne were both valued members and friends of the AGC; their extraordinary passion, insight and knowledge will be greatly missed.