John is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham. As well as working full-time, he is studying for a Doctorate in Health Sciences.
John has been a nurse for 26 years and has worked in the NHS and Private healthcare across the United Kingdom in a variety of roles and a variety of specialities. Since the late 1990s he has developed a keen interest in HIV and sexual health, in particular how they affect men who have sex with other men. His interest in the health of men led to his role as Co-Director of the European Men's Health Development Foundation from 2004 to 2009. Since September 2013 John has been a co-opted member onto the Executive Committee of the National HIV Nurses Association.
John has a degree in healthcare and a masters degree in public health as well as undertaking specialist education in HIV, sexual health, research and teaching. He joined the University in 1996 as a lecturer in Nursing and became an Associate Professor in 2005, where he is the Director for Post Graduate Taught Studies, Course Director for an MSc in Health and Social Care and leader of a BSc Pathway in Sexual Health. John's research interests included HIV, sexual health, sexualities and men's health issues. In 2008 he co-edited a book on The Sexual Health of Men (Radcliffe Publishers).