As the Senior RSE Trainer, Dr Eleanor Draeger is responsible for both delivering training and developing new courses to expand the teaching repertoire of the Sex Education Forum. She is an experienced public speaker and has represented the Sex Education Forum at national conferences and bespoke training events.
Eleanor is a doctor and specialist in Genitourinary Medicine (Sexual Health and HIV). She qualified as a doctor in 2000 and worked in the NHS for 16 years, including 10 years in Sexual Health. In her clinical role she often had to look after children and young people, and she has seen firsthand the effect that inadequate sex education can have on someone's sexual health. She was very involved in both postgraduate and undergraduate teaching throughout her clinical career and was passionate about teaching doctors and nurses from other specialites about the importance of considering taking a sexual history from patients whenever it might be relevant. She is currently on a career break from clinical medicine, and is applying her expertise and knowledge of sexual health to the field of sex education.
She has an MA in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University, and gained her MBBS from Guy's, King's and St.Thomas' School of Medicine and Dentistry.