Elizabeth Kay

Secondment Lecturer: Sexual & Reproductive health

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB337A

+44 (0) 1772 89 5746


Subject Areas: Health, Public Health

Liz joined UCLan in November 2017 as a secondment Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Her secondment is to contribute to the teaching on the MSc Sexual Health Studies Programme.

Her substantive post in the NHS is as a Service Lead for Sexual Health Promotion in a community sexual health service.

Liz has a background in the operational delivery of NHS sexual health outreach, education and promotion programmes. Additionally, she has coordinated the national Teenage Pregnancy Strategy at a local level utilising a whole systems approach to public health development.

Liz gained her qualified teacher status in 1989 and her M.Sc. in Health (Promotion, research & organisation change) in 1999.

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Liz gained her BA (Hons) Sociology in 1988 from Liverpool Polytechnic and her Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in 1989 from Liverpool Institute of Higher Education. She has a M.Sc (distinction) in Health (Promotion, Research & Organisation Change) from Liverpool JMU which she gained in 1999.

Alongside her co-researcher, Liz was awarded Best Poster Prize for her research on the Sexual Health Service Needs of Young People in Sefton at The European Society of Contraception Conference 1999.

Liz worked as a youth worker and class teacher before being recruited to the post of Outreach Worker in a young person’s sexual health service. This post was responsible for delivering sexual health education and targeted outreach to vulnerable groups and the professionals supporting them.

Following this Liz worked as a Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator managing the local delivery of the national Teenage Pregnancy Strategy 2000-2010. This was a strategic position working across the local authority, health and the voluntary sector using a whole systems public health approach to reduce under 18 conceptions and develop support for under 18 parents. This role included the commissioning of evidence based projects contributing to the key aims and objectives of the strategy.

For the past 9 years, Liz has been working as the Service Lead for Sexual Health Promotion in a NHS community sexual health service. In this role she manages a team of Health Promotion Officers delivering sexual health education programmes and targeted outreach within the community. She also manages the service’s communications, website and social media. Liz also coordinates all service user and public consultation activities such as Equality Impact Assessments.

Liz will be leading on the Sexuality & Gender module of the M.Sc Sexual Health Studies Programme.