Public Health Specialty Registrar/Senior Research Associate
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8286
Jessica completed an MRC Fellowship/ PhD examining
socioeconomic inequalities in access to chlamydia testing in young people in
December 2011. She is a specialist trainee in public health with the North
London programme of the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex training scheme. She
has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, an MSc in Science
Communication from Imperial College, London and an MSc in Public Health from
the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
As a specialist trainee in public health, Jessica has also worked at the Department of Health as research lead for a programme to support young parents, North East and North Central London Health Protection Agency and Redbridge Primary Care Trust.
Before the training scheme, Jessica developed methods to review health services at the Healthcare Commission (previously the Commission for Health Improvement). She has also worked in various communications roles in both the public and the private sector.
Jessica has an interest in health inequalities in young people and health services research.
Jessica is involved in epidemiology teaching for medical students and MSc students at UCL. She is also a course leader for the People’s University international online course on Evidence Based Practice and a co-author of Mastering Public Health, a guide to public health examinations.
Baraitser P, Alexander S, Sheringham J. (2011). Chlamydia trachomatis screening in young women. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol.;23:315-20
Sheringham, J., Simms, I., Riha, J., Talebi, A,, Emmett, L., Macintosh, M., Raine, R. (2011). Will chlamydia screening reach young people in deprived areas in England? Baseline analysis of the English National Chlamydia Screening Programme delivery in 2008. STDs; 38:677-84
Sheringham J. (2010). Screening for Chlamydia. BMJ, 340:c1698. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1698.
Sheringham, J. Sowden, S., Stafford, M., Simms, I., Raine, R. (2009), Monitoring inequalities in the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England: the added value of ACORN, a commercial geodemographic classification tool. Sexual Health, 2009, 6, 57–62
Ali, A. Sheringham, J. Sheringham, K. (2008), ‘Managing the curve downwards’: A cross-sectional study of the use of management speak in public health, Public Health 122(12):1443-6.
Lewis, G., Sheringham, J. Kalim, K. and Crayford, T (ed). (2008) Mastering Public Health: A guide to examinations and revalidation Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/bklewis1.htm