After graduating with a science degree in 1983 Jane worked in an analytical chemistry lab before entering the nursing profession in 1985. Following nurse training she worked for four years as a medical nurse. In 1992 Jane left the UK and worked on an inpatient HIV unit in New York City. In 1995 she returned to the UK and studied for the Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion at Southbank University. In 1996 she started to work in sexual health and qualified as a contraception nurse in 2001. She was awarded an MSc in sexually transmitted infections and HIV by University College, London in 2004. Jane is the nursing representative on the Herpes Simplex Advisory Panel within The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. Jane's main interest within sexual health is the effect of stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections, and she has presented both nationally and internationally her research regarding stigma and genital herpes infection. She is currently a nurse practitioner at the John Hunter Clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
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