Posted on: 28 November 2023

Laura Waters pic_0.jpgDr Laura Waters is a HIV and sexual health consultant and HIV lead at the Mortimer Market Centre in London, honorary associate professor at the Institute of Global Health at University College London (UCL), chair of the patient and public panel for the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and founder of the People First Charter, an initiative dedicated to non-stigmatising language in HIV and sexual health.

She is immediate past chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and national specialty adviser for HIV, chairing a group that advises NHS England on HIV treatment and care. She has led and co-authored several national HIV guidelines.

Laura has published and presented widely and teaches regularly at local, regional, and national levels, including on HIV courses for UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In her role as patient involvement officer for the RCP Laura will provide strategic and thought leadership to the RCP, its fellows and members, volunteers and staff, on matters relating to patient involvement and engagement.

Laura said 

"Working with HIV community advocates and organisations (including our very own Bloomsbury Patient Network) for more than 20 years I'm delighted to be able to extend that invaluable experience to a broader role. I'm so excited to learn from a new group of people with expertise through experience and help make carers in the future truly person-centred."