Jacqui Stevenson is an HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and gender researcher and advocate, with interest in feminist, participatory and creative research. Jacqui has worked in research, advocacy and community engagement in HIV since 2009. She works as Lead: Research and Analysis for the ATHENA Initiative, an international organisation promoting gender equity in the global HIV response. Current work includes leading a DREAMS Innovation Challenge funded project in Uganda and Kenya, using peer mobilisation, participatory, peer-led research and leadership methodologies to support effective Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation for adolescent girls and young women. She leads the research component of #WhatWomenWant, a global movement led by ATHENA and also coordinated a global review of women’s access to HIV treatment, funded by UN Women.
Jacqui is a PhD candidate at the University of Greenwich. Her thesis explores the health and social cares needs of older women living with HIV in London, using feminist and assets-based approaches and participatory methods. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and national and international conferences.
As a Trustee of the Sophia Forum, Jacqui’s work includes advocacy on PrEP access for women, and she sits on the Community Advisory Board for Public Health England’s PrEP IMPACT Trial. She is Sophia Forum lead for the Invisible No Longer project, a joint initiative with Terrence Higgins Trust aiming to shine a spotlight on key issues affecting women living with and vulnerable to acquiring HIV. She is also a Trustee of STOPAIDS, the UK network of agencies working together to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS.