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Gemma Burley


Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Gemma Burley


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.

Further information

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.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

If you want to help others in critical need, you can have a rewarding and fulfilling nursing career in mental health. Learn essential clinical skills on this NMC accredited degree.

Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeship

Healthcare assistant practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team, and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality...

Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) Apprenticeship

The nursing associate apprenticeship has been developed to create a new role in health and social care. These highly trained individuals will deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care.