Prof Jonathan Ross


Jonathan Ross is Professor of Sexual Health and HIV in Birmingham. He qualified from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1986 and subsequently obtained dual accreditation in general medicine and genitourinary medicine. He has worked as a consultant physician in Birmingham, UK since 1997.

He is vice-president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, editor of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment journal and sits on the IUSTI World Executive committee. He is also an associate editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, a member of the editorial board for European Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guidelines and sits on the Primary Care Health Technology Assessment Panel for UK NIHR.

Professor Ross is the author of UK and European Guidelines on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and has written chapters on pelvic infection for six medical textbooks. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Cochrane Collaboration Sexually Transmitted Diseases Collaborative Review Group and International Journal of STD and AIDS journal. His research interests are pelvic infection, gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, HIV, and sexual health care service delivery. His current research activities include:

  • GToG – a multicentre RCT assessing gentamicin for the treatment of gonorrhoea
  • Cochrane review of antibiotic therapy of pelvic inflammatory disease
  • a discrete choice experiment to identify key values which affect young peoples’ decision to be tested for STIs
  • systematic review of the safety of single dose gentamicin


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