Dr Simon Forrest

Dr Simon Forrest |Clyto Access

Durham University, UK

Organizing Committee Member

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Biography: Dr. Simon joined the School of Medicine and Health in 2009. In his early career he taught in secondary and further education before occupying advisory and management positions in health promotion targeting young people. The focus of his work, is HIV/Aids prevention and sexual health promotion has underpinned his academic career. His Masters degree involved empirical research into the dance and drug cultures of the period, HIV/Aids prevention for young people and gender, sexuality and health. An increasing interest in the relational dimensions of young people’s experience was reflected in his doctoral research which explored teenagers’ experiences of being in love. He has worked on a number of studies and evaluations focusing on various aspects of young people’s sexual attitudes and lifestyles. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases at University College London and worked on the RIPPLE study – a RCT assessing the impact of peer-led sex education targeting young people and continues to research and write about gender, sexuality and sexual health with a specific interest in the experiences of and interventions with boys and young men. He also contributes to a variety of national and international expert groups, advisory committees and conferences as well supporting from the Board one of the world’s most effective charitable information providers around HIV/Aids – AVERT and the Boys Development Project. Simon chairs the UK’s national network of Behavioural and Social Scientists Teaching in medicine (BeSST).

Related Conferences :

International Conference on STDs and HIV