Sexually Transmitted Infection Research Interest Group (STIRIG) careers event
Join us for the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers about their careers in sexual health. The session will include short presentations from speakers and time for questions.
Paula Baraitser, Medical Director of SH:24 and Consultant in sexual health at King’s College Hospital
Paula is the Medical Director of the online sexual health service SH:24 and a consultant in sexual health at King’s College Hospital. She has a special interest in the provision of safe, effective online sexual health services in the UK and abroad.
Michael Marks, Associate Professor at LSHTM and Consultant in infectious diseases at University College London Hospital
Michael is Associate Professor at LSHTM and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at University College London Hospital. He has a particular interest in Treponema pallidum the causative agent of syphilis and had been a lead investigator on trials of new approaches to syphilis diagnosis and global studies of syphilis genomics. He is currently a Co-Investigator on a multi-country study on the aetiology of genital ulcer disease.
Victoria Miari, Principal Scientific Officer and Clinical Scientist, LSHTM
Victoria is a trained Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered clinical scientist in microbiology and infection. She has sub-specialised in sexually transmitted infections and especially antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the role of oropharyngeal infection in the transmission of AMR. She is a Principal Scientific Officer at LSHTM since 2013, leading practical microbiology teaching and conducting a part-time PhD. She received her B.Sc. in Infectious Diseases from the University of East London and subsequently gained an M.Sc. in Clinical Microbiology by Queen Mary University of London and Pg.Dip. in Sexual Health by Glasgow Caledonian University. She was accepted in the competitive clinical scientist training programme with the British National Health Service and as part of this, sat the FRCPath Part 1 examination in Clinical Microbiology. Victoria’s research focuses on antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea and how pharyngeal infection facilitates development and transmission of AMR. Specifically she is interested in the role of commensal species in the genetic transfer of AMR genes, as well as the evaluation novel treatments for gonorrhoea such as topical antiseptics.
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