Jacqui first worked with Sophia Forum as intern in 2009 and has now returned to join the trustees. She is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Greenwich, exploring the health and social care needs of women ageing with HIV. She also works for the ATHENA Network, an international group focussed on gender and HIV, on programmes, research and advocacy.
Jacqui was previously Head of Policy and Acting CEO at the African Health Policy Network leading policy, research and campaigns to improve the health and wellbeing of African people in the UK, especially those living with and affected by HIV. She is also Chair of Linking Bridges, a feminist community-based organisation working to empower women in South London and Palestine.
Jacqui holds a Masters degree in Human Rights, and her dissertation explored the linkages between HIV and human rights internationally. Previously, Jacqui has worked as a community HIV tester for Positive East, and helped to establish the Emerging Women Leaders Coalition of young women working in sexual and reproductive health and rights.