ASSIST is a collaborative study led by Prof Fiona Burns and Dr Jo Gibbs, from the Institute for Global Health, University College London.

The research team is multidisciplinary, spanning clinical and academic sexual health & HIV medicine, health psychology, epidemiology, health services research, survey design expertise, public health, statistics, health economics, qualitative research, and data synthesis.

The following organisations are ASSIST partner institutions:

  • University College London
  • Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • UK Health Security Agency
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Oxford

The research team includes colleagues from several disciplines including clinical and academic sexual health & HIV medicine, health psychology, epidemiology, health services research, survey design expertise, public health, statistics, health economics, qualitative research, and data synthesis.

The research team

Prof Fiona Burns
Co-Chief Investigator, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Dr Jo Gibbs
Co-Chief Investigator, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Mr Jack Brown
Data Manager (maternity cover), Institute for Global Health, UCL
Prof Andrew Copas
Co-Investigator, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Mr David Crundwell
Co-Investigator, Lay representative based in England
Dr Louise Jackson
Co-Investigator, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
Dr Alison Howarth
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Prof Catherine Mercer
Co-Investigator, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Dr Hamish Mohammed
Co-Investigator, HIV/STI surveillance, UK Health Security Agency
Prof Jonathan Ross
Co-Investigator, Sexual Health & HIV, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Jessica Sheringham
Co-Investigator, Department of Applied Health Research, UCL
Dr Tommer Spence
Qualitative Research Fellow, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Dr Ann Sullivan
Co-Investigator, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ms Anna Tostevin
Data Manager, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Dr Andrew Winter
Co-Investigator, Sandyford Sexual Health Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Dr Geoffrey Wong
Co-Investigator, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Services, University of Oxford

Our collaborators

Dr Vanessa Apea
Barts Health NHS Trust
Prof Ann Blandford
UCL Interaction Centre
Dr Sarah Day
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Claire Dewsnap
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Prof Claudia Estcourt
School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
Prof David Goldberg
Health Protection Scotland
Dr Rona MacDonald
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Mr Jonathan O’Sullivan
Camden & Islington Public Health and Sexual Health London