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Professor Gwenda Hughes


Theme A Co-lead, Head of Blood Safety, Hepatitis, STIs & HIV Section

Theme A: Understanding risk and risk reduction for STIs and BBVs

Public Health England

Gwenda Hughes is a Consultant in Public Health and a scientist in epidemiology with 23 years of experience in HIV and STI surveillance and research. She heads the Blood Safety, Hepatitis, STI & HIV Division at Public Health England’s National Infection Service and has led national surveillance programmes on STIs and AMR including the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme.

Her research focuses on understanding the biological and behavioural determinants of STI and AMR epidemics including antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea and sexually transmitted enteric pathogens and she has over 170 scientific publications.

She is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Infection & Population Health at the Institute for Global Health, University College London and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.