Jessica Sheringham

Public Health Specialty Registrar/Senior Research Associate

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8286

Biographical Details

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.

Research Interests

Jessica has an interest in health inequalities in young people and health services research.

Education Interests
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.

Key publications

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.