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The Student and Trainee Association for Sexual Health and HIV – STASHH was founded in March 2021. STASHH aims to:

  • Provide educational opportunities relating to Sexual Health and HIV medicine, including revision sessions and specialty workshops.
  • Support career development through mentoring, careers fairs and creating a forum for networking.
  • Promote and facilitate opportunities for collaborative audits, research and quality improvement projects led by medical students and junior doctors across the UK.
  • Facilitate opportunities for presentation of student projects at local and national conferences.

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Find out more about a career in sexual health and HIV

STASHH organise careers events, taster days and Continuing Professional Development events.

You can click on the images to access recordings of some of our previous careers events and keep up to date with all our events by following our Medall page


LOVEGUM is a new campaign launched to raise awareness of GUM and highlight the specialty.

Their website is full of useful resources and information about a career in GUM - you can find out more here 



View our educational talks and podcasts

STASHH provide monthly sexual health and HIV focused educational events for students and pre-speciality doctors.

Educational events will include sessions covering hot topics in sexual health and HIV, highlights of recent conferences and exam preparation sessions. Keep up to date with our events by following our Medall page.

Click below to browse and view our previous talks:
Check out our podcast...

Sexy Health with STASHH is the podcast where we get down and dirty into the world of sexual health, genitourinary medicine, and HIV.

New episodes released every Thursday! 

Brought to you by STASHH, an affiliate of BASHH.

Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts


Find clinical opportunites and academic projects

STASHH aims to have a local ambassador at every univeristy and within every deanery, to support medical students and pre-specialty doctors to find and get involved with projects, teaching, audits and networking opportunities local to them. If you would like us to put you in touch with your local ambassador, or to enquire about becoming one, please email us using the link below.

For monthly updates on conferences, projects, taster days and more, please sign up to our newsletter or visit our padlet. 

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Find or become a mentor

STASHH offers any postgraduates and undergraduates the chance to gain a Mentor (either a GUM registrar or consultant) to help guide them in their interest in Sexual health and HIV. 

Our aim is to match Mentees and Mentors based on their locations, as well as depending on what Mentees hope to gain from a Mentor (e.g. help with training applications vs arranging tasters days).

If you’d like to act as a mentor please register your interest here

If you’d like to be a mentee please register your interest here 

Information for GUM consultants and Specialty Trainees

Thank you for taking the time to look into what we do at STASHH and how you can support us. 

We would appreciate your help in any of the following ways:
  • Talk about us and signpost people to this page!  

  • Print, use and advertise our poster at career fairs, events and teaching

  • Show our poster on your slides when you are teaching students and foundation / IMT / clinical fellow doctors.

  • Encourage medical students and pre-specialty doctors to consider being a local ambassador for STASHH.

  • Find out who your local ambassadors are (you can email us!) and get in touch with them.

  • Be a mentor/encourage your consultant and registrar colleagues to be a mentor 

  • Let us or your local ambassadors know of any projects/audits/research/teaching opportunities that are in your department- we can connect you to someone who wants to help and get involved!

  •  Consider featuring on our podcast, or teaching for one of our webinars or on one of our virtual career days.

  • Encourage your colleagues to get involved with STASHH too!



  • Dr Liberty-Isabelle Todd - STASHH Chair 
  • Dr Ellie Crook - Co-founder and Deputy Chair 
  • Dr Eleanor Cochrane - Co-founder and STASHH Projects Lead
  • Dr Gabriela Cipriano - Secretary 
  • Dr Toni Masters - Education and Recruitment Co-Lead and BASHH Education Committee Trainee rep
  • Dr Lekshmy Pillai - Education and Recrutment Co-Lead
  • Dr Madeline Garcia - Mentorship Co-Lead
  • Dr Ella Heath - Mentorship Co-Lead
  • Dr Beth McMahon - Podcast Co-Lead
  • Dr Lily Copping - Podcast Co-Lead
  • Dr Emma Cartner - Operations Manager
  • Dr Millie Richards - Pre-Speciality Ambassador Co-ordinator and Ambassador Lead 
  • Dr Catrin Thomas - Pre-Speciality Ambassador Co-ordinator
  • Julia Alsop - Medical Student Ambassador Co-ordinator
  • Cate Goldwater Breheny - Medical Student Ambassador Co-ordinator
  • Dr Lindsay Henderson - BASHH Doctors in Training Rep
  • Dr Nicola Lomax - Specialty Advisory Committee Rep
  • Dr Luke Cannon – BASHH Doctors in Training Rep and STASHH Mentoring Lead


Hannah Church

Co-founder and STASHH Recruitment Lead

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Ellie Cochrane

Co-founder and STASHH Projects Lead

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Ellie Crook

Deputy Chair Co-founder

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Luke Cannon

Mentoring Lead

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Toni Masters

Education/Recruitment Co-lead | BASHH Education Committee Trainee Rep

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Lekshmy Syamala Pillai

Education/Recruitment Co-lead

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Lindsay Henderson

BASHH Doctors in Training Rep

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Catrin Thomas

Pre-specialty Ambassador Coordinator


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Millicent Richardson

Pre-specialty Ambassador Coordinator

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Cate Goldwater Breheny

Medical Student Ambassador Coordinator

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Beth McMahon

Podcast Co-lead

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Emma Cartner

Operations Coordinator

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