Meet the team
All our trainees are enthusiastic GPs and practice nurses who understand the challenges at the coalface of primary care. We’re all passionate about improving sexual health care in general practice, and experienced and enthusiastic teachers.
Dr Alexandra Bareham - GP
Dr Alexandra Bareham is a GP working in Islington. She has an interest in gynaecology, sexual health and contraception and fits contraceptive coils and implants in her practice. As part of her GP training she worked in a sexual health clinic. She has also worked in obstetrics and gynaecology posts in Scotland, Australia and London. She has been a SHIP trainer since 2014.
Dr Shabneet Kaur Chadha - GP
Dr Shabneet Kaur Chadha is a GP in North London working in Barnet / Enfield / Haringey. Her particular interest is in sexual health and contraception and she fits intrauterine coils and implants as part of her role. She has been a SHIP trainer since 2011. She is a GP appraiser and also teaches women's health workshops for medical students at UCL Medical School and simulated GP surgeries for KUMEC medical school.
Dr Emily Simon - GP
Dr Emily Simon is a GP with a special interest in women's health and sexual health, working mainly in Tottenham. She has previously worked at The Brandon Centre (a teenage sexual health clinic) and more recently in Community Gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital. She is a contraceptive coil and implant fitter and has just competed an Introductory Course in Psychosexual Medicine. She is a GP tutor to 3rd year medical students at King's College and has been a SHIP trainer since 2014. She is on the clinical advisory group for the London Sexual Health Transformation Project.
Dr Mel Gardner - Director, Clinical Lead
Dr Melissa Gardner is GP, working in King’s Cross, London since 2011. She has been SHIP Clinical and Educational Lead and trainer since 2013 and has a broad medical education portfolio covering teaching, assessment and mentoring. She also worked as clinical teaching fellow at UCL Medical School from 2008 to 2015 as well as facilitated on London Deanery and UCL postgraduate teaching courses.
Emma Harvey - Head of Operations
Emma Harvey has over 7 years experience in managing and delivering the original SHIP training sessions for MEDFASH charity since 2011 (in Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark). She has over 16 years administration and project management experience working in both the not for profit and private sectors.