Dr Kate Nambiar
Dr Kate Nambiar is a physician working in the Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception Service (BSHAC) and at the London Gender Identity Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust). She trained at Oxford University and Imperial College, London and has worked in sexual health since 2003. Kate is the principal investigator for the PrEP IMPACT study in Brighton. She is also the chair of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) gender and sexual minorities special interest group and has co-authored recommendations for care of trans people in sexual health clinics, and guidance for contraception provision for trans people. In 2012 she helped to set up, and continues to run Clinic-T – a specialist sexual health service in Brighton for trans and gender diverse people. Her clinical and research interests remain focussed on the healthcare needs of trans people.”
Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma
Ssanyu Sseruma is a freelance International development consultant based in
London, UK. She works on HIV prevention, treatment and community health
advocacy, focusing on Black communities in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. For
the last five years, she has been monitoring and assessing HIV community and
social projects in fifteen countries in the Sub Saharan region, for the Stephen
Lewis Foundation which is based in Toronto, Canada. Within her work, she
continues to highlight the importance of PrEP, promoting
HIV treatment literacy and helping people to understand issues around
Undetectable = Untransmittable. Winnie has been living with HIV for more than 30
Rebecca Mbewe is a Speaker, Trainer and Mentor who has long standing experience of formerly working within legal administration and more recently within the HIV sector.
Rebecca’s has served as a trustee on the board for National AIDS Trust (NAT), and she is presently a member of the UK Community Advisory Board (UKCAB) who she represents at the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Steering Group Committee.
She holds a BSc in Psychology and an MBA in Healthcare. She is currently working as a freelance consultant offering advice and training. Rebecca has been living well with HIV for the last 23 years.
Jo Garwood is a 34-year-old queer woman living in Brixton and working as Digital Manager for the LGBT equality charity Stonewall. This means overseeing the organisation's websites, social media channels and email communications. Outside of work, Jo volunteers at the Opening Doors monthly women's film night and also takes part in their befriending scheme. For the past couple of years, Jo has done the press and marketing for the Wotever DIY Queer Film Festival, which has taken place both at Kennington's Cinema Museum and at the DIY Space for London in South London. She also enjoys photographing launderettes, collecting penknives and spending time by the sea. And gin.
Helen Oakleigh is a performer, writer, human right’s activist and film-maker whose work has taken her around the world. Oakleigh has a Degree in Acting and Writing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Acting, a Diploma in Video Production and awarded a place at RADA as part of the Sara Sugarman writing bursaries. Career highlight's include a mix of Shakespeare and Panto through to BBC, Films Audio Books and so much more in UK, LA and worldwide.
In 2016 you may also have seen Oakleigh performing spoken word at various LGBT+ events including Pride in London, LFEST, Porstmouth Pride, Brighton Pride, Ultimate Planet Awards and more or have seen the film she wrote and starred in "Why We Need A Pride" which you can also watch on this link here. Also this year she has written for DIVA Magazine, played Jade in new Brighton based LGBT web series "As We Are" out on October 31st and is currently filming Belle in London based LGBT web series "Different For Girls".