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Gemma Burley

Gemma Burley RGN, BSc (Hons), NDFSRH


Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Gemma completed her degree in adult nursing at Plymouth University. She initially worked in an orthopaedic ward during her preceptorship, honing her general nursing skills.

Gemma then specialised in sexual health nursing, working within Plymouth’s Community Contraception and Sexual Health services (CCASH). During this time she achieved her Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive healthcare, becoming a nurse diplomate member of the FSRH.

After moving to Southampton in 2017, Gemma joined Southampton’s sexual health service, during this time she completed the STIF foundation course. Becoming a fully trained integrated sexual health nurse.

Gemma has always shown a keen interest in teaching. She became the link education nurse for Southampton sexual health, creating and delivering training for midwifes and medical students at Southampton University.

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Research interests

Gemma’s research interests including looking into the psycho-social aspects of STI. She is also interested in looking at the future of providing sexual health, including the impact of PREP on sexual health.

Teaching experience

Gemma has always shown a keen interest in teaching during her career. When newly qualified and working in an orthopaedic ward she often worked with student nurses to enhance their learning experiences.

While working in sexual health she became the education link nurse for Solent NHS trusts Sexual Health department. This included providing training across Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire for internal staff and midwifery/medical students at Southampton University.

Work in progress

Gemma is looking forward to completing her PGCE while at Solent University.