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Advisory Group

An Advisory Group of elected members informs and guides the work of the Sex Education Forum. All of our partners are elligible to stand for election.

The current Advisory Group was elected in March 2018, and are listed below. 


Alice Hoyle 
Alice is a teacher advisor for DO… RSE for schools,  an LGBT+ youth worker and her freelance portfolio includes the Sex and History project, The RSE Hub, and FPA Charity. As a qualified teacher with a MSc in Sexual Health Education, with over 16years experience in the field of sex education, Alice has a deep understanding of the issues facing practitioners in the delivery of sex education. 

Alison Hadley OBE
Alison is Director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange (TPKE) at the University of Bedfordshire and Teenage Pregnancy Advisor to Public Health England. Alison was previously Head of the Teenage Pregnancy Unit in DfE, leading implementation of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy. Alison has been involved with the Sex Education Forum since its foundation in 1987 and is a Life Member. 

Jane Lees 
Jane Chaired the Sex Education Forum from 2008 to 2018, steering it through a period of protracted and dogged campaigning. Her experience as teacher, trainer and adviser in the education sector - schools, local authorities, national and international policy - enable her to bring practical realities to bear on the implementation of statutory RSE. Jane is a Life Member of the Sex Education Forum

Liam Beattie
Liam is Policy Lead for RSE at Terrence Higginst Trust (THT) and works with colleagues across the organisation, from service delivery teams, to service users, to ensure that the voices of people affected by HIV
are amplified in decision making institutions.A core focus of THT is to ensure that RSE is both LGBT-inclusive and contains up-to-date information about HIV.

Lisa Hallgarten
Lisa is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Brook which runs specialist sexual health clinics for young people; provides one to one support; and delivers RSE to young people in 12% of secondary schools in England. At Education For Choice (EFC), SEF and Brook Lisa has delivered SRE, developed resources, trained teachers and school nurses and advocated for mandatory SRE. 

Richard Lawrence
Richard is Project Support Assistant at Mencap, a role which includes being a spokesperson. Richard has spoken about his personal experiences of learning disability, hate crime and relationships. He has spoken on the radio, at the Houses of Parliament and in schools on these issues. Richard also appeared in the Not OKCupid and Here I Am campaigns. 

Robbie Currie
Currently the  Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme Lead for the London Borough of Bexley, Robbie has been involved in sexual and reproductive health and HIV for over 20 years
volunteering for and working in a number of different organisations in a variety of roles.

Yoan Reed 
Yoan is the founder of Teaching LifeSkills, providing RSE for schools, and co-founder of OUTSPOKEN Sex Ed, a CIC promoting parental engagement in RSE. Yoan’s recent MA dissertation was informed by parent focus group research and Yoan champions the need to include parental engagement in politics, policies and practice. Yoan spent her formative years in Denmark and is a certified midwife with experience in antenatal education – a combination that led to developing her career in RSE.