Jane Hatfield

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Jane was recruited as FSRH's first chief executive of FSRH and worked in this role between 2013 and 2021.

She worked with and for health related charities for over 25 years including in HIV/AIDS and supporting people with breast cancer as Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care.

She was Chair of the Institute of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and had been a trustee of many charities. She developed an interest in sexual health while working in Africa in the early 1990s.

Jane continued to work following her cancer diagnosis in early 2019, committing herself dynamically to her job, scarcely letting cancer, nor indeed a global pandemic stop her or FSRH along the way. She paused only for treatment and to spend quality time with those whom she loved, not least when she married her long-term partner, Gali, surrounded by friends and family.

She was keen to break down the taboos of talking about cancer and used her voice as a patient to help inform the work of healthcare professionals and charities involved in ovarian cancer care, while also raising the profile of both screening for, and living with this often terminal disease. Jane passed away in early 2021 and you can read her full obituary on our website here. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.

 Read Jane's blog post from March 2017

Read Jane's blog post on the development of personal beliefs guidance from June 2017.