Jenny Petrak is currently Head of Clinical Psychology within the Medical Emergency Directorate at Barts & London NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Immunology at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine. She has worked in health, infection and immunity, and HIV medicine settings in the NHS for many years and has extensive experience in clinical work with individuals with psychological difficulties related to sexual assault and trauma, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, gynaecological problems, sexual dysfunction, and other health concerns. Current research interests include: prevention and treatment of sexual assault, abuse and risk behaviours, and HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. She regularly provides teaching to a wide range of professionals on the psychology of health and trauma including forensic medical examiners, police, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
Barbara Hedge is Director of Clinical Training at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Previously she ran a Clinical Psychology Training Course at the University of Hertfordshire and was an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. For many years she was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Barts and the London NHS Trust. She has worked extensively in sexual health centres and HIV clinics in the NHS. Her research interests include the psychological sequelae of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, sexual assault, and medical interventions and illness management. She has published widely in these areas and has been involved in teaching and training in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Bangladesh.