Christopher joined the Board of HIV Scotland in December 2018.  He is currently training to be a Clinical Psychologist with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, whilst completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Essex.  His thesis is focused on exploring the psychological impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in low risk gay and bisexual men, including those who have HIV health anxiety.  He is also a trainee Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and is completing a Diploma in Clinical Sexology.  Prior to working in clinical psychology, Christopher worked in Sexual Health & HIV in various role at King's College Hospital, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (including 56 Dean Street clinic).  He also completed an MSc in Health Psychology at UCL, where he researched the social cognitive and socio-demographic variables that predict adherence to the national colorectal cancer screening.  He has published research and presented at international conferences on topics such as HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and psychological aspects of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

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