Governance and ethics

The Scientific Advisory Board convened for Natsal-3 includes representatives from the Department of Health's Research and Development and Policy groups, non-governmental agencies whose work is concerned with sexual health, and academic researchers. Representatives from each of the funding organisations are present as observers.

Members of the Advisory Board review progress and advise on methodological and ethical aspects of the study, as well as plans for dissemination and policy and community needs.

The Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Anna Glasier. The members are:



Dr Nathalie Bajos

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France

Ms Audrey Simpson

Family Planning Association

Professor Jackie Cassell

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Dr Kevin Fenton

Public Health England

Dr Anna Glasier (CHAIR)

University of Edinburgh

Ms Alison Hadley

Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire

Professor Graham Hart


Ms Kay Orton

Department of Health

Dr George Kinghorn

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Dr Tony Nardone

Health Protection Agency

Sir Nick Partridge

Former Chief Executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust

and representatives from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Economic and Social Research Council and the Department of Health.

All components of the Natsal-3 study have been submitted to and approved by Oxfordshire Research Ethics Committee A (reference number: 10/H0604/27).