Our members

The members of the Advisory Group on Contraception are:

  • Molly Boydon, Public Affairs Officer, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
  • Dr Amanda Britton, GP Principal, Basingstoke; Medical Director North Hampshire Alliance
  • Dr Anne Connolly MBE, Clinical Lead for Women’s and Sexual Health, NHS Bradford and Airedale
  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton
  • Alison Hadley, Director, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange
  • Lisa Hallgarten, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Brook
  • Julia Hogan, Contraceptive and Sexual Health Nurse Specialist, MSI Reproductive Choices UK
  • 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 Medical Director of the Campaign for Contraception
  • Ruth Lowbury, independent consultant specialising in sexual health and HIV
  • Helga Mangion, Policy Manager & Public Health Lead, National Pharmacy Association
  • Olivia Marshall, Press and Campaigns Officer, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
  • Etty Martin, Sexual Health Commissioning Manager, Warwickshire County Council
  • 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), Public Health England
  • 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 Decolonising Contraception
  • Harry Walker, Head of External Affairs & Standards, 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:

  • Jairo Avella, Associate Director for Medical Affairs, Organon & Co
  • Andrew Brown, Head of Healthcare Government Affairs, Bayer
  • Donna Dadge, Strategic Relations Manager, Women’s Health, Bayer
  • Rebecca Law, Communications & Policy, Organon & Co
  • Dr Sue Mann, Medical Expert for Sexual Health and Reproductive Health, Public Health England
  • Nancy Padwick, 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.