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Our mission is to promote positive contraception experience in Scotland.  

We are a policy group campaigning for contraceptive empowerment in Scotland. We want to promote a prepared, informed and supported experience of contraception. CERT works to produce research-based change and a platform to champion the voices of others.

 

Our research centres around improving the experiences of current contraceptive users. We support the expansion of contraceptive options for everyone.

Our primary goals are:

  • A population informed about the full range of their contraceptive options and possible side effects

  • Greater support  in making and changing contraceptive choices

  • Contraception tailored to individual personal and medical needs

  • More contraceptive options for everyone 

  • Equal access to contraception

Rebecca Gascoigne (she/her)

Rebecca Gascoigne (she/her)

President

Kate Astbury (she/her)

Kate Astbury (she/her)

Vice-President

Charlotte Cuffley (she/her)

Charlotte Cuffley (she/her)

Secretary

Jenny Macfarlane (she/her)

Jenny Macfarlane (she/her)

Welfare Director

Sophie Buijsen (she/her)

Sophie Buijsen (she/her)

Social Science Research Director

Yu Nakamura (she/her)

Yu Nakamura (she/her)

Biomedical Research Director

Niamh Roberts (she/her)

Niamh Roberts (she/her)

Campaign Director

Mairi Bruce (she/her)

Mairi Bruce (she/her)

Campaign Director

Lucy Wellman (she/her)

Lucy Wellman (she/her)

Outreach Director

Alice Jackson (she/her)

Alice Jackson (she/her)

Outreach Director

Sophie Butcher (she/her)

Sophie Butcher (she/her)

Strategic Advisor, President of CERT 20/21

Lucy Grieve (she/her)

Lucy Grieve (she/her)

Political Advisor

Elise Kearsey (she/her)

Elise Kearsey (she/her)

Chair of the Review Board

Lucy Beck (she/her)

Lucy Beck (she/her)

Copywriter

Lauren Macphail (she/her)

Lauren Macphail (she/her)

Social Media Manager

Emily King (she/her)

Emily King (she/her)

Content Creator

Victoria Causley (she/her)

Victoria Causley (she/her)

Content Creator

Eilidh Tannett (she/her)

Eilidh Tannett (she/her)

Campaigns Team

Emily Cooke (she/her)

Emily Cooke (she/her)

Campaigns Team

Dara Minogue (she/her)

Dara Minogue (she/her)

Fundraising & Events Team Leader

Rebecca Kerr (she/her)

Rebecca Kerr (she/her)

Events Coordinator

Camille Green (she/her)

Camille Green (she/her)

Events Coordinator

Sarah Cooper (she/her)

Sarah Cooper (she/her)

Fundraising Team

Charmaine Smethurst (she/her)

Charmaine Smethurst (she/her)

Fundraising Team

Bella Henricks (she/her)

Bella Henricks (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team Leader

Amelia Lockhart-Hourigan (she/her)

Amelia Lockhart-Hourigan (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team

Katie Swann (she/her)

Katie Swann (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team

Emily Holden (she/her)

Emily Holden (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team

Katie Leeming (she/her)

Katie Leeming (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team

Nastya Kabeleva (she/her)

Nastya Kabeleva (she/her)

Emergency Contraception Research Team

Anastasia Nairne (she/her)

Anastasia Nairne (she/her)

Contraception and Libido Research Team Leader

Jodie Coyte (she/her)

Jodie Coyte (she/her)

Contraception and Libido Research Team

Imogen Rixon Gibb (she/her)

Imogen Rixon Gibb (she/her)

Contraception and Libido Research Team

Erica Grauso (she/her)

Erica Grauso (she/her)

Contraception and Libido Research Team

Orla McArthur (she/they)

Orla McArthur (she/they)

Queer Women's Experiences Research Team Leader

Megan McCorquodale (she/her)

Megan McCorquodale (she/her)

Queer Women's Experiences Research Team

Em Stehr (he/they)

Em Stehr (he/they)

Queer Women's Experiences Research Team

Joy Cowan (she/her)

Joy Cowan (she/her)

Queer Women's Experiences Research Team

Daisy Lints (she/her)

Daisy Lints (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team Leader

Suzanna Hammersley (she/her)

Suzanna Hammersley (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team

Coco Zhang (she/her)

Coco Zhang (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team

Clara Hopkins (she/her)

Clara Hopkins (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team

Elizabeth Krull (she/her)

Elizabeth Krull (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team

Rhianna Robinson (she/her)

Rhianna Robinson (she/her)

Secondary Uses Research Team

Beth Price (she/her)

Beth Price (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team Leader

Paula Bradley (she/her)

Paula Bradley (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team

Zena Spiers (she/her)

Zena Spiers (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team

Gaby Calvert (she/her)

Gaby Calvert (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team

Imogen Boyd (she/her)

Imogen Boyd (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team

Maisy Bextor (she/her)

Maisy Bextor (she/her)

Contraception and Mental Health Research Team

Heather McDonald (she/her)

Heather McDonald (she/her)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team Leader

Lane Deamant (they/them)

Lane Deamant (they/them)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team

Federica Maggio (she/her)

Federica Maggio (she/her)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team

Dafni Kampitsi (she/her)

Dafni Kampitsi (she/her)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team

Tilly Beckett (she/her)

Tilly Beckett (she/her)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team

Denise Movuh Sam (he/him)

Denise Movuh Sam (he/him)

Sexual Health Metrics Research Team

Meet the Team

We are a multi-disciplinary team from across the world, with many of us currently studying at the University of Edinburgh. As members of the Buchanan Institute, a student-led think tank which facilitates pursuits to enact change, we have followed our shared passion for reforming current contraceptive care and health in Scotland.