Elected Officers 2001-02


Dr. Angela Robinson - President Dr. Simon Barton - Honorary Treasurer Dr. Keith Radcliffe - Honorary Secretary Dr. Olwen Williams - Honorary Assistant Secretary


Elected terms of Membership


Dr. Chris Carne Dr. Mark FitzGerald Dr. Raj Patel Dr. Conrad White


Dr. Sarah Edwards Dr. Alan Tang Dr. David Hawkins Dr. Sakina Rashid


Dr. Chris Bignell Dr. David Daniels Dr. Patrick French Dr. Derek Timmins

Dr. George Kinghorn - Past President

Dr. Jackie Cassell - Representative of Doctors in Training (GUM)

Dr. Michael McBride - Representative for Ireland

Dr. A McMillan - Representative for Scotland

Dr. A N Abdullah - Representative for Wales

Ms Vanessa Griffiths - Other Health Care Workers

Dr. Rachel Challenor - Representative for Non-consultant Career Grades

Ex-officio members

Dr. Mohsen Shahmanesh - Editor, Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dr. David Barlow - UEMS Representative for Venereology

Dr. J S Bingham - Chairman, Association for Genitourinary Medicine (AGUM)

Associated Committees & MSSVD Representation

Dr. Nicol Thin, Chair

Dr. George Kinghorn, MSSVD rep. - RCP Joint Specialty Committee for Genitourinary Medicine

Dr. Chris Bignall; Creator

Dr. Janet Wilson - Specialist Advisory Committee in Genitourinary Medicine

Dr. Jackie Sherrard, Chair - MSSVD Course in GU Medicine/HIV/AIDS

Dr. Angela Robinson - British Federation Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Simon Barton - European Academy of Dermatovenereology (EADV)

Dr. George Kinghorn

Dr. Angela Robinson - Federation of Infections Society

Dr. Angela Robinson - BMA CCSC Dermato-Venereology Sub-Committee

Chairmen of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Dr. Pat Munday - HSV

Dr. Martin Fisher - HIV

Dr. Charles Lacey - HPV

Dr. Cathy Ison - Bacterial

Dr. Philip Kell - Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Chris Carne - British Clinical Collaborative Group

Dr. Angela Robinson - Adolescent Sexual Health Group

Dr. Michael Waugh - MSSVD Librarian

MSSVD Education Committee

The Education Committee was established in November 1993 following discussion by Council members. The membership is decided by the President in consultation with Council. There are three representatives from academic centres, one outside of London; two teaching hospital consultants; one consultant from a district general hospital; a junior doctors’ representative; and the Officers of Council. Members are re-elected annually to a maximum of three or four years. In 1998 it was agreed to co-opt the chairmen of the Herpes and HIV Special Interest Groups to link the various educational initiatives and develop a more cohesive strategy.

The remit of the Committee is:

Members of the Education Sub-committee 2000-03

Dr Angela Robinson, President

Dr Simon Barton, Honorary Treasurer

Dr Keith Radcliffe, Honorary Secretary

Dr Olwen Williams, Assistant Honorary Secretary

Dr Jonathan Cartledge, Education Officer

Dr Richard Lau, Webmaster


Dr Ian Williams (February 2000)

Dr Raj Patel (July 1998)

Dr Phillip Hay (February 2000)

Teaching Hospital

Dr Jackie Sherrard (February 2000)

Dr Jonathan Ross (July 1998)


Dr Karen Rogstad (July 1998)

Special Interest Groups

Dr Pat Munday (October 1999)

Dr Catherine Ison (January 1999)

Dr Philip Kell (January 1999)

Dr Chris Carne (January 1999)

Dr Charles Lacey (January 1999)

Dr Martin Fisher (December 2000)

Dr Angela Robinson (December 2000)

Junior Doctors’ Representative

Dr Jackie Cassell

Faculty Biography

Dr Angela Robinson, President

Dr Angela Robinson is Consultant in GU Medicine at Mortimer Market Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London Medical School. She was appointed to her present position in January 1989 after her training in Genitourinary Medicine as a registrar at the Middlesex Hospital London and as a Senior Registrar in Sheffield. She is Clinical Tutor for Camden Primary Care Trust. Her special interests include Women’s Health issues, chlamydial infection, sexually transmitted infection in children, collaborative working with Contraceptive Services and working with the media to educate the public. She was elected Honorary Secretary of the MSSVD from 1996-2000. She founded the Adolescence Special Interest Group and has chaired this for the past year, remaining on the Education Committee of MSSVD. She is a committee member of the Bacterial Special Interest Group. She is the Treasurer of the British Federation Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases. She is currently the Specialty Representative for CME/CPD at the Royal College of Physicians. She was appointed Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Genitourinary Medicine Joint Specialty Committee in July 2001. She was elected President of MSSVD in 2001 and is the second woman in its 80 year history to achieve this honour.

Dr. Simon Barton, Treasurer

Simon Barton qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. He had previously gained a BSc in Medical Sociology from Bedford College. After house jobs at Charing Cross, he trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, first at the West London and then at the Hammersmith Hospital.

In 1984, he was appointed as research fellow at the Praed Street Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital where he worked on new therapies for HSV infection. After eighteen months, he left to complete his MRCOG at the Royal Northern Hospital. He then completed his MD, based at University College and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, on the subject of Cofactors in the development of Cervical neoplasia- a study of local immunology.

In 1988, he was appointed as Registrar, then Senior Registrar, in GU medicine at St. Stephen’s Hospital, Fulham. In 1990, he was appointed Consultant at this hospital, which later became the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In 1996, he was appointed Clinical Director of HIV and Genitourinary Medicine. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine.

Simon was the founding Chair of the Herpes Special Interest Group of the MSSVD and has been a member of Council and the Education Sub-committee before being elected Treasurer in 1999.

Dr. Keith Radcliffe, Hon. Secretary

Keith Radcliffe is a Consultant in GU Medicine based at the Whittall Street Clinic in Birmingham. He has worked there since 1991 after having trained at the Middlesex and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. He was appointed Honorary Assistant Secretary in 1996. Since 1997 he has been the Chairman of the Clinical Effectiveness Group, which is a joint MSSVD/AGUM body charged with developing the UK’s first National Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections. He is particularly interested in the following areas: clinical management of HIV infection; partner notification; epidemiology of gonococcal and chlamydial infections.

Dr. Olwen Williams, Hon. Assistant Secretary

Dr Olwen Williams was brought up and educated in North Wales, and, following being Head Girl at Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, she entered Medical School at Liverpool University in 1978. As an active member of Liverpool Medical Students’ Society she held many posts. After qualifying in 1983 with MBCHB with distinctions in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Psychiatry, she opted for a career in General Medicine. On obtaining the MRCP in 1988 she entered the speciality of Genitourinary Medicine in the Department of GU Medicine at Royal Liverpool Hospital, where she went on to hold posts as Registrar, Senior Registrar and Lecturer. During this time she was Junior Representative on the MSSVD Council.

In 1992 she returned to Wales to take up a post as Consultant GU Physician at Wrexham Maelor and Glan Clwyd Hospitals. Over the past eight years she has developed the Genitourinary Medicine and HIV services for a population of 400,000 on a single-handed basis and has recently been asked to take the lead on developing a single Trust for sexual health across North Wales.

In 1999 she became an advisor to the Welsh Assembly on the Welsh Sexual Health Strategy which was published this year and is currently acting as a framework to develop sexual health in Wales. Her areas of interest include adolescent sexual health, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault. She currently sits on the Special Interest Group for Adolescent Sexual Health and the Sexual Dysfunction.

Her interests outside medicine include gardening, walking, and keeping wild waterfowl. She was named Welsh Woman of the Year 2000.