The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 2010 ( Natsal 2010 )

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Infection and Population Health

Abstract

The two British National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) carried out in 1990 and 2000, are the largest studies of sexual behaviour undertaken anywhere in the world. They have provided data that have been extensively used to improve understanding of patterns of sexual behaviour in Britain and helped to guide policy to improve sexual health education and health services. A third Natsal study is planned for 2010 to provide up to date measures of sexual attitudes and lifestyles and also extend its scope. Once again, participants will be randomly selected from across Britain and invited to take part. This will ensure that the survey represents views and lifestyles from all regions and from all walks of life. We aim to interview 15,000 men and women aged 16-74. Laptop computers will be used to allow participants to record personal information in privacy. New elements will be introduced to the survey: the upper age limit will be higher than in previous Natsal surveys at 74 years; the sample of younger adults will be increased so that we have a better understanding of those most likely to engage in risk-behaviours. A random sample of participants aged 16-44 will be asked to provide a urine sample to be tested anonymously for sexually transmitted infections to understand the prevalence of infection in the population. Some participants of all ages will be asked to provide a saliva sample to measure hormone levels. A small number of participants will be asked to undertake more detailed qualitative interviews to understand some aspects of high?risk behaviour in greater detail. We will analyse the data to provide comparisons over time in sexual attitudes and lifestyles, and to understand better the relationship between sexual lifestyle and sexual health, and between other aspects of health and quality of sexual relationships. We will use the findings to help to guide policy on services and interventions to improve sexual health in Britain.

Technical Summary

Improving sexual & reproductive health is a public health priority in Britain. Concern is driven by high levels of teenage pregnancy and rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, policy makers have increasingly recognised the importance of other facets of sexual health, including sexual function, relationship quality, reproductive choice and the interplay between physical and sexual health. The Natsal surveys of 1990 and 2000 (the largest anywhere in the world) quantified the wide diversity of sexual lifestyles and their relationship to health outcomes. At the population level, time trends (1990-2000) demonstrated the relationship between increasing risk behaviour, rising STI incidence and sustained HIV transmission. The surveys have been widely used to inform health and social policy and the information has been essential in the design, implementation and assessment of initiatives aimed at improving sexual and reproductive health.



We propose to carry out a third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in 2010 in a probability sample of 15,000 men and women aged 16-74 years, resident in Britain, using computer-assisted interviewing techniques. Survey design and execution will be based on methods established in Natsal 1990 and Natsal 2000, allowing comparability. Innovations for Natsal 2010 include an extended age range; additional questions exploring new areas; the inclusion of new biological measures: i.e. a wider range of STIs (anonymous testing in a random sample of those aged 16-44 for Chlamydia trachomatis, HPV, Mycoplasma genitalium, HIV antibody and Neisseria gonorrhoeae) and measurement of testosterone levels in saliva; a qualitative component; use of audio-CASI and methodological advances providing capacity development.



Natsal 2010 will explore the variation in, and factors associated with, sexual lifestyles in a large population-based probability survey, including a closer understanding of the relationship between physical and sexual health, especially in those aged 45-74 years. We will examine the relationship between behaviours, attitudes, general health and well-being, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Natsal 2010 will continue to provide comparative time trends, building on the findings from Natsal 1990 and 2000 and provide essential analyses to inform sexual and reproductive health policy. Combining data from all three surveys enables both period and cohort analyses to be carried out, as the surveys include people born in the 1930s-1990s, a period spanning much of the last century.

Publications

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Title Glastonbury installation from Guerilla Science 
Description Natsal team members advised Guerilla Science on their Heavenly Nipples installation at Glastonbury festival 2014. The installation, which aimed to celebrate diversity in sexuality, included actors dressed as historic sex researchers, who engaged visitors to the installation by administering questionnaires based on Natsal questions as a conversation starting point. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Exhibit attracted 2000 visitors over 4 days. 
URL http://guerillascience.org/event/nipples/
 
Description Appointment as member of DH Expert Advisory Group on AIDS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Continuing professional development for clinicians and therapists in sexual dysfunction
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.bashh.org/bashh-groups/special-interest-groups/sexual-dysfunction/
 
Description Continuing professional development for clinicians and therapists in sexual dysfunction
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Contribution to Wellcome Trust Institute of Sexology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dissemination of history of Natsal to wide public audience
 
Description Department of Health: Call for evidence to support HPV immunisation programme review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Guideline Title 2016 United Kingdom national guideline on the sexual health care of men who have sex with men
Description Dr Nigel Field - 2016 United Kingdom national guideline on the sexual health care of men who have sex with men
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956462417746897
 
Description Education Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invited expert to represent Natsal at the JCVI HPV Sub-committee meeting on 18 January 2017.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In the UK, vaccine strategy is based on recommendations by the JCVI. These include guidance on who should be vaccinated, vaccine choice and schedule. The Natsal data have been used to provide essential parameters for models of the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccines in adolescent girls. This JCVI HPV Sub-committee meeting had a specific focus on modelling vaccination in adolescent boys and in men who have sex with men.
 
Description JCVI submission re cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination for MSM via GUM
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Measures designed by KM for Natsal-3 used in Scottish government survey to track progress against national sexual health strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Measures designed for Natsal-3 used in Scottish government survey to track progress against national sexual health strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Member of Department of Health Expert Panel to review evaluation criteria for HPV vaccine procurement for girls.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The procurement of a cost-effective HPV vaccine is an essential component of the national HPV immunisation programme. HPV vaccination with the bivalent vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in preventing cervical and other anogenital cancers and pre-cancerous lesions, with the quadrivalent vaccine providing additional protection against genital warts.
 
Description Member of National Monitoring Assurance and Research Group for Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (KM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Membership of British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Sexual Dysfunction Special Interest Group (KM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Submission based on findings from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) to the Health and Social Care Committee's Inquiry into Sexual Health,
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/health-and-social-c...
 
Description Department of health policy research unit
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2JDB/DOH/VINER 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2015
 
Description ESRC +3 studentship
Amount £58,878 (GBP)
Funding ID 283943 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description ESRC Studentship
Amount £55,770 (GBP)
Funding ID C97620C 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2015
 
Description ESRC festival of Social Science 2014
Amount £1,985 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description International Partnership Development funding - Kirstin Mitchell
Amount £700 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Description Lister Bellahouston Travelling Fellowship - Kirstin Mitchell
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Description NIHR Research Methods Fellowship
Amount £91,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 05/2014
 
Description NIHR Research Methods Fellowship
Amount £91,923 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description NIHR School of Public Health Research
Amount £79,185 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) Resource. Funded by the Wellcome Trust Longitudinal Population Studies Core grant with contributions from the Economic and Social Research Council and the NIHR
Amount £7,100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 04/2024
 
Description Wellcome Trust Enhancement award
Amount £252,403 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2011 
End 07/2015
 
Description Wellcome Trust Programme grant
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 084840/Z/08/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2008 
End 07/2015
 
Description esrc 1+3 studentship
Amount £78,927 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 10/2013
 
Title Salivary testosterone assay 
Description Validation of an assay to measure free testosterone in saliva samples 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Peer-reviewed article under review 
 
Title Sexual function measure 
Description Series of questions concerning the dimensions of sexual function which combine to create a measure of sexual function 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Many clinicians have reported that they feel this measure of sexual function is more relevant to patient experience than some of the existing measures they use and have expressed interest in using the measure in a clinical setting. 
 
Title Archiving of Natsal data set with ESRC data archive 
Description All behavioural and demographic data from the Natsal dataset have been archived with the ESRC data Archive 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In addition to depositing the data in the archive, we have collaborated and shared data with a number of other groups, PHE etc, and published jointly with the throughout the course of the grant 
 
Description CT screening modelling 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided data from Natsal on sexual behaviour and Chlamydia prevalence to parameterise a mathematical model.
Collaborator Contribution Using data from Natsal-3 to parameterise a model to estimate the impact of increased testing of asymptomatic young people for Chlamydia on infection frequency and sequelae in England.
Impact None to date.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Health Survey for England 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed to the design of questions on sexual behaviour in the 2010 and 2012 Health Surveys for England. We are currently undertaking joint analyses of the 2010 dataset. Using data from Natsal-3, we are undertaking joint analyses between the two datasets.
Collaborator Contribution Enabled us to test the feasibility of using questions from Natsal in a general health survey, the Health Survey for England.
Impact The HSE 2010 report was published in December 2011, including a detailed chapter on sexual health and contraception for the first time, and this is now publicly available at: http://www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/003_Health_Lifestyles/HSE2010_REPORT/HSE2010_Ch6_Sexual_health.pdf Work comparing outcomes in the 2010 HSE and Natsal 2000 has been presented at two conferences: 1. Mercer CH, Robinson C, Craig R, Nardone A, Johnson AM. Measuring sexual behaviour comes of age: A comparison of outcomes in the 2010 Health Survey for England with the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Oral presentation at the 56th Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, London, UK, 12-14 September 2012. 2. Mercer CH, Robinson C, Craig R, Nardone A, Johnson AM. Asking about sex in general health surveys - it can be done! Comparing data collected by the 2010 Health Survey for England with Natsal. Poster presentation at the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV/American STD Association spring meeting 2012, Brighton, UK. 27-29 June 2012.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with member of NIHR School of Public Health Research (Director Prof John Nicholl) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator for UCL membership of school. Contribution to UCL-led and school-wide projects.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking school projects on active buildings. Participating in school-wide projects in alcohol and sexual health in young people and in ageing.
Impact Multidisciplinary, including epidemiology, public health, health services research, social science, psychology and statistical expertise
Start Year 2011
 
Description Dr Sonali Wayal - Delivering an output based on Natsal-3 for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCL in partnership with Public Health England and in collaboration with the LSHTM 
Organisation NIHR Health Protection Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sonali Wayal - a researcher funded by the HPRU - undertook analyses of Natsal-3 as part of a scene-setting exercise to provide the evidence-base for the population groups that make the focus of part of the work delivered for the HPRU, namely people of Black Caribbean ethnicity
Collaborator Contribution Expertise was provided by the Natsal team to support Dr Wayal in her analyses and interpretation of the Natsal-3 data, and the write-up of the resulting paper published in Lancet Public Health. Dr Wayal provided her time (funded by NIHR HPRU) to undertake this project resulting in an additional output for the Natsal-3 study.
Impact [1] Wayal S, Hughes G, Sonnenberg P, Mohammed H, Tanton C, Copas AJ, Gerressu M, Furegato M, Mercer CH. Examining ethnic inequalities in sexual behaviours and lifestyles: evidence from a British national probability sample survey. Lancet Public Health, 2017; 2:e458-472. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30159-7. [2 ] Wayal S, Hughes G, Sonnenberg P, Mohammed H, Gerressu M, Furegato M, Mercer CH. Explaining ethnic variations in STI diagnosis: results from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Oral presentation at the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV Spring Conference, 18-20 June 2017, Belfast, UK. This was a multidisciplinary project involving public health scientists, epidemiologists, statisticians, & social scientists.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ELSA / Age UK fellowship 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funding secured from Age UK for a Fellowship to incorporate questions from Natsal-3 into the 'English Longitudinal Study of Ageing' (ELSA).
Collaborator Contribution The Fellowship will be held by David Lee at the University of Manchester and will begin in June 2013.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Gini coefficient 
Organisation University of Bern
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided data and to modellers to model STI Gini coefficients.
Collaborator Contribution Used data from Natsal to model STI Gini coefficients.
Impact None to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description HIV prevalence estimates 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We advise colleagues at the MRC Biostatistics Unit as to the available data from Natsal-3, the various options available for parameterising their model, and then following collaboration, we derive the agreed estimates to feed into the mathematical models estimating HIV prevalence in the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Our colleagues at MRC Biostatistics Unit use their mathematical modelling expertise to exploit the Natsal-3 data in order to estimate HIV prevalence through mathematical models.
Impact No outputs to date. Modelling work.
Start Year 2013
 
Description HIV prevalence estimates 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We advise colleagues at the MRC Biostatistics Unit as to the available data from Natsal-3, the various options available for parameterising their model, and then following collaboration, we derive the agreed estimates to feed into the mathematical models estimating HIV prevalence in the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Our colleagues at MRC Biostatistics Unit use their mathematical modelling expertise to exploit the Natsal-3 data in order to estimate HIV prevalence through mathematical models.
Impact No outputs to date. Modelling work.
Start Year 2013
 
Description MGen modelling (PHE) 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided estimates of Mycoplasma genitalium in the population to Public Health England to use in a model to infer natural history parameters.
Collaborator Contribution Use Natsal data on Mycoplasma genitalium to parameterise a model to estimate natural-history parameters.
Impact None to date.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Manchester 
Organisation Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual contribution. Joint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosterone assayJoint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosteroneValidation of methods for measuring salivary testosterone in men and women.
Impact Validation and development of salivary testosterone assay using immunoassays and Mass spectrometry. Multi-disciplinary team consisting of epidemiologists, survey researchers, social scientists, endocrinologists, biochemists
Start Year 2008
 
Description Manchester 
Organisation Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual contribution. Joint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosterone assayJoint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosteroneValidation of methods for measuring salivary testosterone in men and women.
Impact Validation and development of salivary testosterone assay using immunoassays and Mass spectrometry. Multi-disciplinary team consisting of epidemiologists, survey researchers, social scientists, endocrinologists, biochemists
Start Year 2008
 
Description Manchester 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Medicine Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual contribution. Joint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosterone assayJoint responsibility for laboratory work related to validation of salivary testosteroneValidation of methods for measuring salivary testosterone in men and women.
Impact Validation and development of salivary testosterone assay using immunoassays and Mass spectrometry. Multi-disciplinary team consisting of epidemiologists, survey researchers, social scientists, endocrinologists, biochemists
Start Year 2008
 
Description Natsal core 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal investigator responsible for managing team across 5 institutions. UCL team led on governance, all statistical analyses and a series of publications.
Collaborator Contribution LSHTM. Shared intellectual contributions. Lead institution for development of sexual function measure and unplanned pregnancy measure. Manchester overall responsibility for hormonal work package. NatCen Intellectual contribution. Responsibility for data collection.
Impact Sexual function measure and salivary testosterone assay Multi-disciplinary , social science, epidemiology, survey research. Series of 6 papers in Lancet and methodology papers published November 2013 - see publications.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Natsal core 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal investigator responsible for managing team across 5 institutions. UCL team led on governance, all statistical analyses and a series of publications.
Collaborator Contribution LSHTM. Shared intellectual contributions. Lead institution for development of sexual function measure and unplanned pregnancy measure. Manchester overall responsibility for hormonal work package. NatCen Intellectual contribution. Responsibility for data collection.
Impact Sexual function measure and salivary testosterone assay Multi-disciplinary , social science, epidemiology, survey research. Series of 6 papers in Lancet and methodology papers published November 2013 - see publications.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Natsal core 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal investigator responsible for managing team across 5 institutions. UCL team led on governance, all statistical analyses and a series of publications.
Collaborator Contribution LSHTM. Shared intellectual contributions. Lead institution for development of sexual function measure and unplanned pregnancy measure. Manchester overall responsibility for hormonal work package. NatCen Intellectual contribution. Responsibility for data collection.
Impact Sexual function measure and salivary testosterone assay Multi-disciplinary , social science, epidemiology, survey research. Series of 6 papers in Lancet and methodology papers published November 2013 - see publications.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Natsal core 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal investigator responsible for managing team across 5 institutions. UCL team led on governance, all statistical analyses and a series of publications.
Collaborator Contribution LSHTM. Shared intellectual contributions. Lead institution for development of sexual function measure and unplanned pregnancy measure. Manchester overall responsibility for hormonal work package. NatCen Intellectual contribution. Responsibility for data collection.
Impact Sexual function measure and salivary testosterone assay Multi-disciplinary , social science, epidemiology, survey research. Series of 6 papers in Lancet and methodology papers published November 2013 - see publications.
Start Year 2008
 
Description PHE HPV Modelling 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided data from Natsal-3 to Public Health England (PHE) for them to use in modelling of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-disease prevention programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Modelling by PHE will consider issues related to the integration of immunisation and screening and other potential impacts and uses of HPV vaccines. Model will assess the long-term impact on cervical cancer of HR-HPV testing, in addition to cervical cytology, in cancer screening.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2013
 
Description SIGMA research - Natsal-SF measure 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SIGMA research have been given the questions that form the newly-developed Natsal Sexual Function Measure.
Collaborator Contribution It will allow us to test the suitability of the Natsal-SF measure in a population of men who have sex with men.
Impact None yet as work ongoing.
Start Year 2011
 
Description TSB Modelling (PHE) 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided Natsal data on sexual behaviour and distribution of Chlamydia infection in the population to parameterise tool to model the impact at the local level of point-of-care testing for Chlamydia,
Collaborator Contribution PHE have used data from Natsal and elsewhere to develop a tool modelling the impact at the local level of point-of-care testing for chlamydia.
Impact None to date.
Start Year 2012
 
Description University of Michigan 
Organisation University of Michigan
Department Survey Research Centre
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Natsal work package 6, lead by Bob Erens, has involved the design and implementation of a study to compare web panel surveys with Natsal-3.
Collaborator Contribution Mick Couper and Fred Conrad from SRC, who are both experts in survey methodological research, were both closely involved in designing the methodological experiment, and advising on data analysis for WP6.
Impact Data analysis is currently ongoing.
Start Year 2011
 
Description WIDER HPV modelling 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided data from Natsal-3 to the WIDER group for them to undertake validation modelling of the Public Health England modelling of HPV and HPV-disease prevention.
Collaborator Contribution Validation of the Public Health England model to assess the long-term impact on cervical cancer of HR-HPV testing, in addition to cervical cytology, in cancer screening.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Poster presentation - Chlamydia infection and control among young adults in Britain in 2010-2012: Findings from the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Woodhall SC, Soldan K, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Clifton S, Saunders P, da Silva F, Alexander S, Tanton C, Field N, Copas A, Ison CA, Johnson AM. Chlamydia infection and control among young adults in Britain in 2010-2012: Findings from the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH; Liverpool, 1-4 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Sexual behaviour and sexual health service use of people with depression in Britain: Findings from the Third National Survey of sexual attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field N, Prah P, Mercer CH, Rait G, Cassell J, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Sexual behaviour and sexual health service use of people with depression in Britain: Findings from the Third National Survey of sexual attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH; Liverpool, 1-4 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Sexual behaviour and sexual health service use of people with depression in Britain: Findings from the Third National Survey of sexual attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field N, Prah P, Mercer CH, Rait G, Cassell J, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Sexual behaviour and sexual health service use of people with depression in Britain: Findings from the Third National Survey of sexual attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH; Liverpool, 1-4 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Sex and statistics: What probability surveys can (and can't) tell us about a nation's bedroom secrets'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Audience of ~100 who listed to be lecture and the engaged in discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ispm.unibe.ch/continuing_education/seminars/seminar_archive/sex_and_statistics_probabilit...
 
Description Academic Research Seminar Series, MMC, UCL, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented findings from Natsal on unplanned pregnancy and non-volitional sex to an audience of approx. 50 staff from sexual health clinics and academic department.


A doctor working in the sexual health clinic discussed using the questions on unplanned pregnancy and non-volitional sex in a clinic setting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Article for New Statesman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about what sex is like for ordinary people, focusing on sexual function findings from Natsal-3.

Article was commented on by 19 people, was tweeted 38 times and was shared on facebook over 150 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2013/11/debunking-myths-what-sex-really-ordinary-people
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Interview for 'Am I Normal?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anne Johnson was interviewed by Vivienne Parry about data on number of partners and how peoples sexual behaviour varies. This was a national broadcast as part of a series called 'Am I normal?'

As a Radio 4 broadcast, the interview reached an estimated audience of many thousand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Interview for 'More or less' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Pre-recorded interview between Cath Mercer and the presenter, Tim Harford, for BBC Radio 4's 'More or Less: The maths of infidelity' episode. The discussion highlighted the challenges of measuring sensitive sexual behaviours, such as concurrency, and the methodological advances made in this field by Natsal.

The programme has an audience of approximately 1.3 million listeners for each episode and 21,000 podcast downloads each week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Interview for 'Woman's Hour' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kaye Wellings appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Woman's Hour' and discussed the question 'How crucial is fidelity in a long-term relationship?' for a 10 minute feature on this programme.


As one of Radio 4's most popular programmes, this interview is likely to have been heard by thousands of people across Britain, and potentially the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Behavioural Surveillance for HIV and sexual health in gay men and other MSM in the 21st Century - International Agenda Setting Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A round table event with professional public health practioners and scientists debating the state of behavioural surveillance within high-income countries (with Natsal discussed in the context of the UK) and agreeing a research agenda to fill evidence-gaps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Being a Man Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SouthBank Centre, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ~450 people attended session, which generated questions and discussion from the audience


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/being-a-man
 
Description Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We wrote a blog for the Wellcome Trust website discussing our peer-reviewed papers about how people learn about sex, to make the findings more accessible to the general public.

The blog has been shared 14 times on facebook, 30 times on twitter and 135 times on linkedin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2015/03/10/lets-talk-about-sex-education-the-changing-terrain-of-sex-and-...
 
Description Book 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We assisted Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter by providing data and insight for his book 'Sex by numbers', which draws heavily on Natsal to discuss statistics on sexual behaviour.

The launch of the book led to a huge amount of media coverage, much of which the Natsal team were involved in. For example, Professor Dame Anne Johnson co-recorded a podcast for the Guardian, Dr. Cath Mercer co-presented a publi tlk at the Wellcome Collection, and Natsal was mentioned in many press articles relating to the book.

http://https:profilebooks.com/sex-by-numbers.html http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2015/apr 17/biology-medical-research http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/11511598/What-Britons-really-get-up-to-in-the-bedroom.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://profilebooks.com/sex-by-numbers.html
 
Description Brent Sexual Health Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on health paper highlighting the associations between sexual health and wider general health and making the argument that there should be a holistic approach to designing and running sexual health services. This led to discussion and questions from the audience.


Evaluation questionnaire: 95% responded that the Natsal talk on health was good or excellent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bright Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UCL's Public Engagement Unit organises nights of comedy in pubs around London, called Bright Club where academics talk about their work through stand-up comedy. Natsal staff have participated in 3 Bright Clubs to critical acclaim.

Bright Club has received significant media coverage in academic and lay press and new Bright Clubs have been set up in HEIs about the country (www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2010/nov/04/laugh-learn-science-bright-club).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2011,2012
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2010/nov/04/laugh-learn-science-bright-club
 
Description Bright Club Podcast 'Love' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An invited podcast 'Love' organised by UCL's Public Engagement Unit (http://podcasts.museums.ucl.ac.uk/bright520Club%2046.mp3)

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Association for Sexual Health and HIV - Centenary Scientific Meeting - What does the future hold for STI services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a talk outlining what the future might hold for sexual health services and used Natsal data to illustrate what we have learnt about health services, the needs for healthcare in the population, and the key issues for designing sexual health services fit for the future. The talk was well received with a number of questions from the audience and afterwards in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bashh.org/events/scientific-meetings/june-2017/
 
Description Brook fact sheets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We worked with the charity Brook to ensure that the fact sheets about teenage sexual activity and teenage conceptions on their website were up-to-date with the latest Natsal findings.

Improving education on teenage conceptions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Research Conference ('Moving research forward across CNWL') 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk delivered to professional public health practioners regarding how clinical staff and academics can better engage in the context of sexual health research and the need for this to adopt a holistic perspective (with Natsal data cited to illustrate the overlap between different dimensions of sexual health and our broader well-being
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/news/cnwl-research-conference-2017-moving-research-forward-across-cnwl/
 
Description Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Research Conference ('Moving research forward across CNWL') 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk delivered to professional public health practioners regarding how clinical staff and academics can better engage in the context of sexual health research and the need for this to adopt a holistic perspective (with Natsal data cited to illustrate the overlap between different dimensions of sexual health and our broader well-being
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/news/cnwl-research-conference-2017-moving-research-forward-across-cnwl/
 
Description Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Broadcasts included: BBC's Analysis; Sky News; BBC 'Whodunnit'; BBC 'More or Less'
Featured in several nationals including extensive pieces in the Guardian, Mail, etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to approximately 150 people. Wide ranging discussion between co-presenter David Spiegelhalter, presenter Vivienne Parry and the audience. Discussions with journalists afterwards.

Discussed in two newpaper articles (The Times and The Daily Mail with a follow-up blog from David Spiegelhalter)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2658291/Amorous-Brits-make-love-2-500-times-MINUTE-includes-time-sleep.html
http://understandinguncertainty.org/numbers-and-common-sense-bypass
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference presentatioin at World Association fo Sexua Health conference, Suntec, Singapore Convention Centre -Experience and meaning of genital symptoms to people in Britain: FIndings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Na 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 2 x oral presentations at the World Congress of Sexual Health, Singapore presented to approximately 30 people in each session with questions about the research afterwards

Increased awareness of Natsal to an international audience; some twitter interaction during and after presentations. Abstract was awarded a certificate for being one of the 'Top 10 abstracts' submitted to the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference presentation - European Survey Resarch Association, Rekjavik - Using the web to collect data on sensitive behaviours: An experiment looking at mode effects on the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference presentation at European Survey Research Association, Rekjavik

Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference presentation - Royal College of Physicians and BASHH - Cases and topics in HIV and STIs - Sexual behaviour in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 min presentation with discussion and questions


Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference presentation - Sexual and Reproductive Health as a Public Health Issue - Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare/Faculty of Public Health joint meeting, London - Actual and preferred sources of contraception among young people in Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Actual and preferred sources of contraception among young people in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). 10 minute presentation.



The chair (Dr Sue Mann) emphasised the importance of taking into account evidence from Natsal, and the experiences of practitioners and commissioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fsrh.org/pdfs/FSRH_FPHMeetingProgramme.pdf
 
Description Conference presentation - Social Research Association Annual Conference, London - Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population; and Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population; and Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples: using web panels to collect data on sexual health. 1 hour presentation followed by lively discussion


Asked to write two articles on presentations, one for the International J of Market Research and one for the quarterly SRA 'Research Newsletter'; also asked to give presentation at seminar for Government Social Researchers (in Nov 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://the-sra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/erens-bob.pdf
 
Description Conference presentation - Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin - 'Sexual competence' at first heterosexual intercourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Sexual competence' at first heterosexual intercourse: examining the prevalence and correlates of a context-based measure of first intercourse in a population-based sample of British 16-24 year olds. 15 minute presentation followed by 5 minute discussion



Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference presentation - Webdatanet conference, Slamanca - Using the web to collect data on sensitive behaviours: An experiment looking at mode effects on the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference presentation at Webdatanet conference, Salamanca

Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Depression Poster BASHH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster was highly commended and selected for an oral presentation.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Discover Society article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online magazine article discussing the methods used to carry out Natsal, aimed at social science and research audiences.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.discoversociety.org/2014/01/06/getting-the-nation-to-talk-about-sex/
 
Description Dr Cath Mercer - Behavioural Surveillance for HIV and sexual health in gay men and other MSM in the 21st Century - International Agenda Setting Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A round table event with professional public health practioners and scientists debating the state of behavioural surveillance within high-income countries (with Natsal discussed in the context of the UK) and agreeing a research agenda to fill evidence-gaps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Nigel Field - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV - Centenary Scientific Meeting - What does the future hold for STI services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a talk outlining what the future might hold for sexual health services and used Natsal data to illustrate what we have learnt about health services, the needs for healthcare in the population, and the key issues for designing sexual health services fit for the future. The talk was well received with a number of questions from the audience and afterwards in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bashh.org/events/scientific-meetings/june-2017/
 
Description Dr Nigel Field - Interview with New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited to give interview to New Scientist magazine in Australia to inform writing of an article about rising STI rates and the suggestion that this might be associated with use of online dating apps - following a Natsal paper investigating this issue. Article has been published referencing the paper and quoting the Natsal lead author.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731673-100-unsafe-sex-and-stis-are-rising-when-they-really-...
 
Description Estimating the prevalence of sexual function problems. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1089214 (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release led to articles in Daily Mail online and Science Daily and LSHTM website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3344711/Having-problems-bedroom-not-people-diagnosed-low-s...
 
Description Experience and meaning of genital symptoms to people in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mapp F. Experience and meaning of genital symptoms to people in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, Singapore, 25-28th July 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Festchrift of Fred Spira, INSERM, Paris, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk on the Natsal survey and findings at Fred Spira's Festchrift to around 100 academics with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GRASP annual collaborators meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk highlighting the high proportion of false positives when undertaking gonorrhoea screening in a low prevalence population.


These data informed the development of new gonorrhoea testing guidelines for England, which advise that gonorrhoea testing should usually be avoided in low prevalence areas and almost always requires confirmatory testing to avoid false positives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-the-detection-of-gonorrhoea-in-england
 
Description Genital warts and HPV 6/11 in the British population: data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Pam Sonnenberg - Poster presentation at the 31st International Papillomavirus Conference, 28 February-March 4, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Genital warts and HPV 6/11 in the British population: data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Data sharing and knowledge enhancing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Glasgow Pint of Science festival ("What has science ever done for our sex lives?") 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Team members put on a night at the Glasgow Pint of Science festival ("What has science ever done for our sex lives?") which sold out. We talked about the value of scientific sex research, and presented examples of quantitative and qualitative findings from Natsal. Questions from the audience led to discussion about the social dynamics of contraception, the variability of socio-sexual norms across time and place, and challenges relating to supporting sexual health and wellbeing among midlife and older people. Participation in the event led directly to an invitation to give a keynote presentation at a sexual health conference in Northern Ireland (Ruth). We wrote a blog about the session, and an audience member also wrote a very positive review for a local science website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description Guest Speaker at dinner to celebrate 40th anniversary of Porterbrook Sexual Health Clinic, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Pre-dinner talk to academics and health professionals. Many questions!


Clinicians expressed desire for the Natsal-SF measure to be adapted for clinical use as they feel that it is more relevant to patient experience than some of the existing measures they use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Guest lecture for MSc course Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Guest speaker at Bloomington Sex Salon, Indiana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted by Dr. Debby Herbenick, the Bloomington Sex Salon presents a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of sex research, education, and/or advocacy. The format is an informal interview with the guest speaker, followed by questions from the floor. The session is held in the function room of a central bar and the session is recorded for a planned podcast series. KM was interviewed about her research on counting lifetime partners and the conversation also moved on to sex education and sexual wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://en-gb.facebook.com/bloomingtonsalon/
 
Description HSE/Natsal presentation at CDC/ASTDA STD Prevention conference, Atlanta, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk on the feasibility of using general health surveys to collect information on sexual behaviour, a comparison of data collected from Natsal and England's Health Survey for England. Talk to a mixed audience of academics, clinicians, students, healthcare staff specialising in sexual health and public health.



None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Have apps ruined romance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast. The Spectator podcast typically has 250,000 listens a week + about 2 million website visitors a month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://audioboom.com/posts/7168072-the-spectator-podcast-have-apps-ruined-romance
 
Description Havens Sexual Violence and Health Research Day (our talk was called: Natsal-4 and sexual violence: seeking stakeholder views on research priorities) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Team members presented key sexual violence findings from Natsal-3 and introduced plans for Natsal-4 - seeking stakeholder input on research priorities.) Connections made with key stakeholders (including representative of survivor groups, who expressed desire and willness to collaborate on questions for Natal-4); research priorities identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hounslow Local Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Invited talk on 2 of the papers published as part of the launch of the Natsal findings (in the Lancet). One paper on the association between health and sexual lifestyles, to emphasise the importance of considering wider health when planning sexual health services, and the other on sexually transmitted infections. Findings were presented to about 50 staff from Hounslow Local Authority and after the talk, there was a question and answer session about what the findings mean for service commissioners and locally. The audience was a combination of service commissioners working across the field of public health and health professionals.


The organisers wrote to say 'the presentation on the broader health issues made for some interesting post-seminar discussions about wider health prevention activities that we are working on.'
A consultant in public health followed up the talk with an email saying it was 'extremely helpful in giving us thoughts on looking at both sexual health but also other services'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Howard's League, Commission on sex in prison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar for the Commission on Sex in Prison on the healthy sexual development of teenage boys. 12 people attended seminar, which generated questions and discussion from the audience.



Fed into briefing papers produced by Commission on Sex in Prison during the course of its two year investigation. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.commissiononsexinprison.org/1708/
 
Description Huffington post article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on main findings from Natsal in the Huffington post.

Article was commented on by 17, tweeted by 9, shared on facebook by 4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kaye-wellings/britain-sex-survey_b_4341611.html
 
Description International Gender Studies Centre, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ~20 people attended session, which generated questions and discussion from the audience


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interview with New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited to give interview to New Scientist magazine in Australia to inform writing of an article about rising STI rates and the suggestion that this might be associated with use of online dating apps - following a Natsal paper investigating this issue. Article has been published referencing the paper and quoting the Natsal lead author.
Not aware of impact yet as only recently published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731673-100-unsafe-sex-and-stis-are-rising-when-they-really-...
 
Description Invitation to CMO's workshop on adolescent health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CMO was briefed on adolescent health and wide discussion stimulated amongst the approximately 15 expert attendees.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited plenary at Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare's Annual Scientific Meeting, Belfast, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Approx. 300 health professionals & policy makers attended the talk which was followed by a panel Q&A / discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3 & their implications for policy & practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited presentation - 17th ESSM Cngress, Copenhagen - Natsal - Changes in sexual attitudes and lifestyles over time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stimulated thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.essm-congress.org/
 
Description Invited presentation - Royal Society of Medicine: Sexual Healthcare Dilemmas - Always shades of Grey? Ethics and sexual behaviour research: from approval to practice in Natsal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk delivered to about 40 health professionals with discussion afterwards.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/events-listing/2013-2014/sections/sexuality-sexual-health-section/see02...
 
Description Invited presentation as part of the Otto Wolf Lecture Series 2015, UCL Institute of Child Health - Changes in young people's sexual behaviour - for better or worse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/education/events/owl-february-2015
 
Description Invited presentation at the Institute of Public Policy Research, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented findings from Natsal at an internal presentation for Institute for Public Policy Research staff, followed by discussion of the implications for policy.


A member of IPPR staff working on a new project about the sexualisation of young people approached the presenter (Soazig Clifton) after the presentation for advice on this project. This led to Soazig providing further advice regarding the IPPR study over email, as acknowledged in the final report (see URL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ippr.org/assets/media/publications/pdf/young-people-sex-relationships_Aug2014.pdf
 
Description Invited presentation: 'The Lost Lectures: Enchanting Talks from Secret Locations' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cath Mercer delivered a fifteen minute presentation on the mysteries and challenges of the science behind measuring sexual behaviour.

This talk was delivered to an audience of approximately 300 member of the lay public as part of engagement activities organised by 'The Lost Lectures' organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited seminar at Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 12 academic staff attended the talk which was followed by a discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3 & the methods employed by the study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk - "Inter-disciplinary student conference on Domestic Abuse, University of Lincoln, School of Health and Social Care & School of Social and Political Sciences" - Non-volitional sex in Britain: findings from the Third National Survey of Sexual 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Stimulated thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk - Meeting at Institute of Education, London: A new resource for social science: consultative workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population. Invited to present results of web survey workpackage at this meeting regarding the future of a probability sample web panel. Half hour presentation to approximately 50 people with short Q&A.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/page.aspx?&sitesectionid=1352&sitesectiontitle=UK+Web-based+probability+pan...
 
Description Invited talk - Patrick Clements Clinic at Middlesex Hospital - Natsal STI data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Communicated Natsal data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk - Royal College of GPs Sexual Health Conference, 30 Euston Square, London "Sexual behaviour in the young and fit, old and and frail, and everyone in between: results from Natsal 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 minute invited talk to an audience of approximately 50 GPs attending the RCGP annual sexual health conference, followed by questions.


Some members of the audience reflected on what the data meant for their own practice, and whether they should be asking patients about health conditions affecting their sex lives (based on Natsal finding that less than a quarter with a health condition affecting sex lives had sought advice or help from a healthcare professional). Several findings were tweeted and retweeted by audience members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk - University College London - 'Natsal-3: An update since the 'Lancet 6'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 45 minute presentation to approx. 30 GUM/HIV SpR doctors as part of their training morning, followed by 10-15minutes of Q&A and discussion


None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2015
 
Description Invited talk - Wellcome Collection, London - Sex by numbers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10 minute talks given by myself & Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter focusing on his book 'Sex by Numbers', followed by over an hour's audience Q&A facilitated by Toby Murcott


None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at British Association of Sexual Health and HIV OGM hosted by the Sexual Dysfunction Special Interest Group, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Approx. 100 health professionals attended this talk which was one of 3 talks for this sexual dysfunction special interest group meeting. There was a lively discussion after the talk.


A health professional contacted me afterwards about using the Natsal-SF to measure sexual function among patients attending her clinic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk at British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Approx. 100 health professionals attended the talk which was followed by a panel Q&A / discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk at English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners Group, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Approx. 70 health professionals & policymakers from local authorities attended the talk which was followed by a discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3 & their utility and implications for local service delivery & planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk at annual conference for those engaged in sexual health promotion / services in Solent (Hampshire) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation of the Natsal findings as the opening plenary at the Solent NHS Sexual Health Conference, followed by a question and answer session.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited vignette to celebrate 100 years of the BMJ journal Sexually Transmitted Infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were invited to write a short vignette reflecting on a paper published in the journal over the past century. We looked at the way in which homosexuality is/was presented by contrasting an article published in the 1940s with papers from Natsal looking at same-sex behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://sti.bmj.com/content/sextrans/early/2017/06/09/sextrans-2016-053016.full.pdf
 
Description Invited vignette to celebrate 100 years of the BMJ journal Sexually Transmitted Infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were invited to write a short vignette reflecting on a paper published in the journal over the past century. We looked at the way in which homosexuality is/was presented by contrasting an article published in the 1940s with papers from Natsal looking at same-sex behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://sti.bmj.com/content/sextrans/early/2017/06/09/sextrans-2016-053016.full.pdf
 
Description Lecture at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kaye Wellings gave a public lecture at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, UK on 'Researching sexual behaviour: bridging the gap between what people do and say'. The lecture drew on the development work that has guided the design of all three Natsal surveys, focusing on the most recent survey, Natsal-3. Approximately 30 people attended.

None to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Let's talk about s-e-x! Goodenough College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 50 postgrad residents at Goodenough College attended, and after my 40 minute talk, engaged in discussion and a Q & A session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Let's talk about sex - Part of the British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We gave a public talk summarising findings from Natsal-3 at the 2015 British Science Festival. The talk was attended by the public and science journalists. We were also selected to discuss our research on a 'best of the festival' show ('The x-change') hosted by BBC science journalist Richard Hollingham.


The talks sparked discussion among attendees during the post-talk question and answer session, with several people approaching us afterwards to ask where they could find out more about the study. Following our appearance on the x-change we gave an interview for Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Science Show. A journalist from the Daily Mail attended our talk and followed up with an interview with us afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishsciencefestival.org/whats-on/
 
Description MSM - Solent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approx 70 attendees from Solent NHS sexual health services. Presentation followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media activity around publication of Natsal findings in 6 Lancet papers (November 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Results were very widely covered in print, radio, television and electronic media. Team members undertook at least 20 radio and television interviews on national and local radio and television. Syndicated internationally with worldwide coverage exceeding 1000 articles. This was UCL's biggest news story of the year.

See above. Much additional discussion of findings in lifestyle blogs and data used repeatedly in secondary articles on sexual lifestyles since that time on a regular basis. Data to be included in Wellcome Trust Institute of Sexology Exhibition opening November 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media coverage of paper on gender differences in reporting interest in sex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release article leading to coverage in all major UK news outlets (Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail etc), BBC News, International press (Nigeria, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Ghana), magazines (TIME, PRIMA, Newsweek, New York Post, Good Housekeeping), radio (BBC Radio 5 live, Talk Radio). Altmetric score of 524.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media coverage of paper on sexual function problems in young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in The Metro on sexual wellbeing. Advises men to ditch stress and shame in favour of openness, honesty and mutual pleasure. Discusses problems of 'sexual performance' , using research and case studies to raise the issue in an informative way. Opens with data from KM's study on sexual function in young people in UK and includes quotes from KM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/30/performance-issues-in-the-bedroom-are-not-just-an-old-mans-problem-75...
 
Description New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in New Scientist on Natsal, interview on 12th November 2011.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Online article for Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online magazine article discussing the methods used to carry out Natsal, aimed at social science and research audiences.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.research-live.com/opinion/lets-talk-about-sex/4010973.article
 
Description Opinion piece in the Guardian newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Opinion piece on non-volitional sex in the Guardian newspaper. Article was shared 489 times and received 471 comments.


Following publication was invited to contribute to Howard League's Commission on Sex in Prison.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/26/victims-sexual-coercion-blind-to-crime
 
Description Oral presentation - Asking about Sex in General Health Surveys: Comparing the Health Survey for England with the Natsal Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prah P, Mercer CH, Nardone A, Woodhall SC, Clifton S, Erens B, Craig R, Robinson C, Johnson AM. Asking about Sex in General Health Surveys: Comparing the Health Survey for England with the Natsal Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Oral presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - BASHH annual conference, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow - The sexual health and well-beineg of men who have sex wih men - evidence from Britain's National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation at conference

Shared information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bashh.org/BASHH/Education/BASHH_Spring_Conference/BASHH_Spring_Conference_2015/BASHH/Educ...
 
Description Oral presentation - BD Diagnostics North West Europe Molecular Seminar, Oxford UK - Confirmatory assays are essential when using molecular testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in low-prevalence settings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 20 min presentation, followed by extensive discussion about implications for local and national STI testing policy



Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - Faculty of Public Health and Policy Research, LSHTM, London - Assessing progress towards the goals of the English Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, 2000 to 2010: what has been achieved and how? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 12 minute presentation - good discussion afterwards - a lot of intetest - probably around 45 people in the audience


Shared knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation - Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Waller J, Clifton S, Field N, Mercer CH, Ison C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Oral presentation at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Liverpool, UK, 1-4 April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Waller J, Clifton S, Field N, Mercer CH, Ison C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Oral presentation at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Liverpool, UK, 1-4 April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - Mycoplasma Genitalium in British Women and Men Aged 16-44 Years: Findings from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sonnenberg P, Ison C, Field N, Clifton S, Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Mercer CH, Johnson AM. Mycoplasma Genitalium in British Women and Men Aged 16-44 Years: Findings from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Late breaker oral presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - Mycoplasma genitalium in British women and men aged 16-44 years: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sonnenberg P, Ison C, Field N, Clifton S, Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Mercer CH, Johnson AM. Mycoplasma genitalium in British women and men aged 16-44 years: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Oral presentation at the Third Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Liverpool, UK, 1-4 April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation - Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples: using web panels to collect data on sexual health at the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Annual Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Copas AJ, Burkill S, Erens B, Couper M, Conrad F. Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples: using web panels to collect data on sexual health. Oral presentation at the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Annual Conference, Nice, France, 4-6 September 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation. Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples: Using web panels to collect data on sexual health at the Social Research Association Annual Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Copas AJ. Propensity score adjustments for non-probability samples: Using web panels to collect data on sexual health Oral presentation at the Social Research Association annual conference 2014, London, UK, 8th December 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paid sex presentation at MMC Centre meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of findings on paid sex to academics followed by discussion.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Painful sex (dyspareunia) in Women. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14518 (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Top story on the BBC News website/app. Also covered by Huffington Post, Metro, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Men's Health; UK media outlets- Mail Online, The
Independent, The Sun, The Week. KM gave views to several. Also, international media including Fox News, The Kenyan Star, Business Standard (India) and Broadly (VICE) and many more. Featured on NHS Choices website and Boots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=painful+sex+women&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=...
 
Description Pint of Science festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk about the Natsal findings in a pub in Bloomsbury to 40 members of the public as part of a public engagement with sciecne festival.

The evaluation forms asked audience members how the event had changed the way they saw academic research. Responses included: That it can be used practically to achieve policy change (media professional), More inclined to get involved in social science, opposed to 'hard science' (charity sector), I have more information about how research works (arts background).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pintofscience.com/#!lshtm/cmdn
 
Description Podcast Interview for the 'Science of Sex' Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Science of Sex podcast series is a weekly podcast seeking to bring scientifically accurate information about sexuality to the general public. I was interviewed by the hosts Dr Zhana Vrangalova and Joe Pardavilla about my recent paper investigating the gender gap in reported lifetime sexual partners. The discussion touched on methodology in sex survey research as well as gender differences in how people count and what counts as a partner. We discussed the social and cultural influences on reporting of this sensitive issue. The episode was released on 16/10/18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://scienceofsexpodcast.com/44-whats-your-number/
 
Description Podcast on Natsal findings for the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Recorded a podcast to discuss key findings of Natsal-3, media coverage and next steps to engage policy makers and health professionals with the findings.


Around 600 plays of the podcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/social-attitudes-survey?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm...
 
Description Podcast on findings of paper on sex abroad for journal sexually transmitted infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Recorded a podcast to discuss findings of a paper on travel and sex published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. There have been over 500 plays of this podcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/sexual-behaviour-when-travelling?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/sti
 
Description Podcast on sexual function findings from Natsal-3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast recorded and available online for Sexual Health Research Network. Available to academics, policy makers and sexual health practitioners who are members of the network.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Post-show panel discussion for '1972: the future of sex' by the Wardrobe Ensemble 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following a performance of the play '1972: the future of sex' by the Wardrobe Ensemble, I participated in a post-show discussion as part of a panel with the director, an actor, and a historian. I discussed what Natsal data tells us about themes from the show with the audience (~150 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster on web panels, Lancet Public Health conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact poster presentation on use of web panels to measure sensitive behaviours at Public Health Science: a national conference dedicated to new research in public health

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01406736/382/supp/S3
 
Description Poster presentation - BASHH Annual Conference, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow - "Does Chlamydia testing in general practice mean missed opportunities for the diagnosis of other STIs? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation at conference. A comparison of the population tested in general practice versus sexual health clinics in Britain.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bashh.org/BASHH/Education/BASHH_Spring_Conference/BASHH_Spring_Conference_2015/BASHH/Educ...
 
Description Poster presentation - BASHH Annual Conference, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow - Associations between substance use and sexual risk behaviour among women aged 16-44 years: Evidence from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation at cmference

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bashh.org/BASHH/Education/BASHH_Spring_Conference/BASHH_Spring_Conference_2015/BASHH/Educ...
 
Description Poster presentation - BASHH Anual Conference, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow - Associations between substance use and sexual risk behaviour among women aged 16-44 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation at conference - Evidence from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal 3)

Shared information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bashh.org/BASHH/Education/BASHH_Spring_Conference/BASHH_Spring_Conference_2015/BASHH/Educ...
 
Description Poster presentation - Chlamydia prevalence estimates among young adults from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) in Britain: what can they tell us about changes in prevalence over the last decade? 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Woodhall SC, Soldan K, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Clifton S, Saunders P, da Silva F, Alexander S, Tanton C, Field N, Copas AJ, Ison CA, Johnson AM. Chlamydia prevalence estimates among young adults from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) in Britain: what can they tell us about changes in prevalence over the last decade? Late breaker poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Dual testing for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae within a general population survey: Insights from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field N, Sonnenberg P, Alexander S, Ison CA, Hughes G, Clifton S, Tanton C, Beddows S, Mercer CH, Johnson AM. Dual testing for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae within a general population survey: Insights from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH; Liverpool, 1-4 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Genital warts and HPV 6/11 in the British population: data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Tanton C, King E, Field N, Beddows S, Soldan K, Mesher D, Mercer CH, Sonnenberg P 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tanton C, King E, Field N, Beddows S, Soldan K, Mesher D, Mercer CH, Sonnenberg P. Genital warts and HPV 6/11 in the British population: data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the 31st International Papillomavirus Conference, 28 February-March 4, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster presentation - HIV risk perception and testing in groups identified in the BASHH/BHIVA UK national guidelines for HIV testing 2008: Findings from Natsal-3 at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clifton S, Mercer CH, Nardone A, Field N, Tanton C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. HIV risk perception and testing in groups identified in the BASHH/BHIVA UK national guidelines for HIV testing 2008: Findings from Natsal-3. Poster presentation at the Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH; Liverpool, 1-4 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - How well do volunteer web panel surveys measure sensitive behaviours in the general population, and can they be improved? A comparison with the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at Public Health Science: a national conference dedicated to new research in public health 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F. How well do volunteer web panel surveys measure sensitive behaviours in the general population, and can they be improved? A comparison with the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at Public Health Science: a national conference dedicated to new research in public health, London, UK, November 2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01406736/382/supp/S3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tanton C, Soldan K, Beddows S, Waller J, Clifton S, Field N, Mercer CH, Ison C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer prevention in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Measuring concurrent sexual partnerships in behavioural surveys: a tale of two methods at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mercer CH, Burkill S, Clifton S, Field N, Tanton C, Aicken CRH, Sonnenberg P, Johnson AM. Measuring concurrent sexual partnerships in behavioural surveys: a tale of two methods. Poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F. Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population. Poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation - World STI and HIV Congress 2015, Brisbane, Australia - Mind the gap! Biological and behavioural concurrency and their potential for STI transmission in the British population. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact poster presentation at conference


None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.worldsti2015.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=91027&
 
Description Poster presentation - World STI and HIV Congress 2015, Brisbane, Australia - Overcoming the ambiguity of sexual partnership type: a novel categorisation using data from Britain's 3rd National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 12 minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes Q&A


None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.worldsti2015.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=91027&
 
Description Poster presentation: Patterns of sex education & association with sexual health outcomes in Britain: Exploratory studies using Natsal to inform interventions. School of Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jones KG, MacDowall W, Tanton C, Mercer CH, Wellings K, Clifton S, Mitchell KR, Lewis R, Stevens A, and Johnson AM. Patterns of sex education & association with sexual health outcomes in Britain: Exploratory studies using Natsal to inform interventions. Poster presentation at the 2014 School of Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting, Sheffield, UK, 22 October 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: Representing men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain: Evidence from comparative analyses of the latest convenience and probability surveys. World STI & HIV Congress 2015 and 21st International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Congress 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prah P, Hickson F, Bonell C, McDaid L, Johnson AM, Clifton S, Wayal S, Sonnenberg P, Nardone T, Erens B, Riddell J, Weatherburn P, Mercer CH. Representing men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain: Evidence from comparative analyses of the latest convenience and probability surveys. Poster presentation at the World STI & HIV Congress 2015 and 21st International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Congress, 13-18 September 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: The prevalence of and factors associated with paying for sex among men resident in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jones KG, Johnson AM, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Field N, Tanton C, Erens B, Clifton S, Datta J, Mitchell KR, Prah P, Mercer CH. The prevalence of and factors associated with paying for sex among men resident in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F. Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population. Poster presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, USA, 9-12 June 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: What can probability surveys tell us about changes in chlamydia prevalence in Britain? Evidence from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). World STI & HIV Congress 2015 and 21st International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Congress 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Woodhall S, Soldan K, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH, Clifton S, Saunders P, Coelho da Silva F, Alexander S, Tanton C, Field N, Copas A, Ison CA, Johnson AM. What can probability surveys tell us about changes in chlamydia prevalence in Britain? Evidence from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). Poster presentation at the World STI & HIV Congress 2015 and 21st International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Congress, 13-18 September 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation: Who uses the internet for sexual healthcare? Evidence from a nationally-representative survey of the British population at the UCL Festival of Digital Health 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aicken CRH, Sonnenberg P, Estcourt CS, Johnson AM, Mercer CH. Who uses the internet for sexual healthcare? Evidence from a nationally-representative survey of the British population. Poster presentation at the UCL Festival of Digital Health, London, UK, 23-25 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3).Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F, How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3).Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton, UK, 11-13 September 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation - STI Risk Perception and its association with behaviour and STIs: results from the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Malta Meeting 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clifton S, Jones K, Tanton C, Field N, Mercer CH, Soldan K, Macdowall W, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. STI Risk Perception and its association with behaviour and STIs: results from the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Malta Meeting 2014. St Julians, Malta, 18-20 September 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - Testing for STIs in population-based sexual health surveys without returning results: development of an ethical and pragmatic approach. Fifth European Survey Research Association Conference; 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field N, Tanton C, Mercer CH, Clifton S, Soldan K, Beddows S, Ison C, Johnson AM, Sonnenberg P. Testing for STIs in population-based sexual health surveys without returning results: development of an ethical and pragmatic approach. Fifth European Survey Research Association Conference; 2013; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15-19 July 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation - Travel and sex: Findings from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Presentation in "Sex Tourism" Symposium. International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Malta Meeting 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tanton C. Travel and sex: Findings from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Presentation in "Sex Tourism" Symposium. International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Malta Meeting 2014. St Julians, Malta, 18-20 September 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population: A comparison with the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). London 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B. Using non-probability web surveys to measure sexual behaviours and attitudes in the British general population: A comparison with the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Government Social Research seminar, Department for Transport, Victoria, London, UK. 4 November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at PHE workshop on sexual health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Opportunity to present Natsal-3 results to key public health commissioners and practitioners and stimulate debate about new configuration of services.

Promoted engagement with PHE and DH on Natsal implications for policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented findings from Natsal (in particular from the paper by Sonnenberg et al about STIs) to an audience of around 30 sexual health clinic staff, followed by discussions about how this relates to the clinic's population and any implications for their services.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation of key Natsal results at NatCen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact We presented the findings from Natsal-3 to around 40 staff at NatCen Social Research in an internal seminar. The audience included some of the fieldworkers who had carried out interviews for the survey, operations staff, and social researchers

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Getting younger, but getting better? Examining the changing circumstances of first sex in Britain (1990-2012)" - invited presentation to the Faculty of Reproductive Healthcare Annual Scientific Meeting, Egbaston 17-18 May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation: How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3). European Survey Research Association conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F, How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3). European Survey Research Association conference 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 15-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation: How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3). STI & AIDS World Congress 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Burkill S, Copas AJ, Couper M, Conrad F, Tanton C. How Well Do Web Panel Surveys Measure Sensitive Behaviours in the General Population, and Can They Be Improved? A Comparison with the Third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal3). STI & AIDS World Congress 2013, Vienna, Austria, July 14-17.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation: Improving questions on sexual mixing for Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ('Natsal 2010'): Lessons learned from cognitive interviewing. 11th IUSTI World Congress; 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicholson, S., Gray, M., Aicken, C., Tanton, C., Field, N., Sonnenberg, P., Johnson, A., Mercer, C. Improving questions on sexual mixing for Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ('Natsal 2010'): Lessons learned from cognitive interviewing. 11th IUSTI World Congress; 2009; Cape Town, South Africa, 9-12 November 2009.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Presentation: Measuring Salivary Testosterone in a national population survey. Fifth European Survey Research Association Conference; 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clifton S, MacDowall W, Wu F, Keevil B, MacDonald P, MacIntyre H. Measuring Salivary Testosterone in a national population survey. Fifth European Survey Research Association Conference; 2013; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15-19 July 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation: Selling sex on the doorstep: Development activities to maximise response on the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Social Research Association Annual Conference 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Phelps, A and Nicholson, S. Selling sex on the doorstep: Development activities to maximise response on the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Social Research Association Annual Conference 2010, London. 7th December 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Presentation: Sexual desire and sexual arousal: Do men and women make a distinction? 20th World Association of Sexual Health Conference 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mitchell K, Graham C, Wellings, K Sexual desire and sexual arousal: Do men and women make a distinction? 20th World Association of Sexual Health Conference. Glasgow, UK, 12-16 June 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation: Trends and patterns in sexual behaviour: Responses to a changing world. Plenary session on Sexual behaviour and public health at the 22nd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wellings K. Trends and patterns in sexual behaviour: Responses to a changing world. Plenary session on Sexual behaviour and public health at the 22nd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, Singapore, 25 July 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Type-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) in women in the British population: current prevalence and change over time. 30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshop (HPV 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sonnenberg P, Tanton C, Mesher D, Beddows S, Soldan K, Clifton S, Panwar K, Field N, Mercer CH, Johnson AM. Type-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) in women in the British population: current prevalence and change over time. Oral presentation at the 30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshop (HPV 2015), 17-21 September 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Understanding the influence of hormonal and psycho-social factors on sexual behaviour using biological and self-report measures. Natsal-3 symposium at the International Academy of Sex Research Annual Meeting, Canada 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Macdowall W, Clifton S, Tanton C, Copas, AJ, Keevil B, Lee D, Wellings, K, Wu F. Understanding the influence of hormonal and psycho-social factors on sexual behaviour using biological and self-report measures. Natsal-3 symposium at the International Academy of Sex Research Annual Meeting, Canada 9-12th August 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation: Using population-based studies to understand key influences on sexual health and behaviour: Getting more from the method at the International Academy of Sex Research Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mitchell KR, Datta J, Ploubidis G, Mercer CH, Johnson AM, Wellings K. Using population-based studies to understand key influences on sexual health and behaviour: Getting more from the method.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press coverage for paper on sexual competence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Team members were interviewed by BBC news, the Guardian, The Independent, Radio 4 Women's Hour, BBC Radio London Drive Time, BBC Radio Kent about this paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Press release infertility paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press-release of a paper reporting Natsal findings on infertility and help-seeking. This research was covered in over 160 articles worldwide and the lead author did an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live which was also used across BBC regional stations. In URL below, play from 6m30s.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hb3lz#play
 
Description Press release sex abroad paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press-release of a paper reporting Natsal findings on travel and sex. This research was covered in The Guardian and The Telegraph in the UK, as well as by Reuters (which included information provided by the author in response to a request from a journalist), through which it featured in a number of news outlets worldwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Q&A session after The Wardrobe Ensemble's preview of their show 1972: The Future of Sex at Shoreditch town hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We provided a Q&A session after one of the previews of the Wardrobe Ensemble's play 1972: The Future of Sex with about 50 audience members. We discussed changes in sexual behaviour between Natsal 1 and Natsal 3, survey design, how Natsal has influenced policy and responding to changing societal and political landscapes with national surveys

A support worker from a leading UK HIV charity, Body and Soul, approached me to ask whether Natsal do othertalks that young people attending Body and Soul could attend. 1 tweet (a thank you) using #natsal and two retweets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radio interview BBC Mark Forrest show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed changing attitudes to sex in Britain on BBC's Mark Forrest radio show live on 40 BBC local radio stations

Presenter encouraged listerners to take part in the next survey and retweeted a link to the Natsal sexbynumbers website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013f6ml
 
Description SRE: Coming of Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Natsal team collaborated with the Sex Education Forum in organising a joint event to share some preliminary findings from new Natsal papers about learning about sex with an invited audience of 120 Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) policy makers, commissioners, practitioners, campaigners, and researchers. The new findings were presented, followed by a panel response from a young person, a local authority SRE provider, a policy maker, and a researcher. The audience then split into groups according to their area of work (e.g. teaching, policy, research) and discussed the implications of the findings for their practice. An evidence briefing was produced which summarised the international evidence about the effectiveness of SRE, including the key findings from the new Natsal papers. The Natsal findings were accompanied by infographics summarising some key results, developed by the Natsal team with an inforgaphic designer. The evidence briefing was emailed to attendees after the event, and will be made publicly available for free download on the Sex Education Forum website once the full papers are published.

The event was attended by the clerk of the House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) including SRE. Following the event he invited the Natsal team to submit the preliminary findings to the committee to be used as evidence in the inquiry. He also invited some of the panel members (the local authority SRE provider and the policy maker) to submit their responses in writing to the committee.

We received feedback from audience members working in a variety of sectors that the findings will be useful for their work in the field of SRE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/festival-events/Professionals/sex-relationship...
 
Description Salon Project, Barbican 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 people attended a performance at the Barbican where "pioneers in their fields provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought: science, politics, technology and the arts." Barbican website.




Contacted by audience member for career advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk to around 60 academics with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk to around 200 academics on the Natsal surveys and the initial findings from the latest survey with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Second presentation Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation on trends in fertility with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sex in Britain - Guildford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interactive presentation and lively discussion with around 30 members of the public in an informal setting (pub) for Guildford's Café Scientifique.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cafescientifique.org/index.php?option=com_contentbuilder&title=uk-guildford&controller=de...
 
Description Sex in Britain - Part of the Science Mustum 'Lates' programme of events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We gave a public talk summarising findings from Natsal-3 at 'Science Lates' in February 2015 a specially curated evening of talks and events about sexuality. We gave three talks throughout the evening, and had stands where visitors could fill in questionnaires and interact with display boards about sexuality. 5, 500 visitors attended the evening altogether, with several hundred attending one of our talks


Many visitors approached us between talks to discuss our findings and the study in more detail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/~/media/54D3C72901614C42B79078E7454F9162...
 
Description Sex in the City - London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at a public seminar for the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies. I spoke alongside one other guest speaker to an audience of around 40 (mixture of academics and public) followed by a discussion session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/ias-events/ias-conflict-confrontation-and-justic...
 
Description Sexual Function problems in Young people. PMC5044769 (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on Radio 1 Newsbeat, Radio Scotland and Talk Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sexual Function problems in Young people. PMC5044769 (KM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article covered by over 100 news outlets (including Guardian, Independent and internationally in Europe, US and Asia) and was in top ten most read stories on BBC News Online following release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Soazig Clifton -Updated online training materials for genitourinary medicine registrars with Natsal-3 findings. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soazig Clifton (Natsal team member) update the Sexual behaviour and infection risk module of the Sexual Health and HIV online clinician training for GUM registrars (run by Health Education England in partnership with the NHS). This revised module drew heavily on data from Natsal-3 about sexual behaviour and infection risk in the population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/sexual-health-and-hiv/
 
Description Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee enquiry into PSHE and SRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Submitted evidence about how people in Britain learn about sex from the latest Natsal survey to House of Commons Select Committee euquiry into personal, social, health and economic education, including sex and relationships education

This evidence was cited in the final report of the committee. The evidence has also been used by charitable organisations, for example the communications office at Brook emailed the team to say "the Natsal evidence for the Education Select Committee's report on SRE and PSHE education was excellent and we used in extensively on social media; we will continue to refer to it in future policy documents and in conversations with politicians and commissioners. Coming from such an authoritative sousrce, it was very powerful, and it made its point in a concise and straightforward manner. A very important contribution to the discussion around the need for statutory SRE and PSHE education, which we know contributes to protecting and improving young people's health and wellbeing, and aids in helping them stay safe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium - Using population-based studies to understand key influences on sexual health and behaviour: Getting more from the method. International Academy of Sex Research Annual Meeting, Canada 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Symposium attended by 250 people. Talks included: Introduction to Natsal (Wendy MacDowall), measuring sexual function (Kirsti); measurement of testosterone (Wendy MacDowall) and Combining qual and quant data to understand sexual satisfaction in midlife women (Kaye Wellings)


The session sparked significant interest with many delegates telling us it was their favourite of the conference. Several academics approached the speakers afterwards to ask questions, share ideas and express interest. Some important networking contacts made
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium presentation: Older people in Britain with health issues: why are some sexually satisfied and others not? International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections 29th European Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erens B, Mitchell KR, Gibson LJ, Clifton S, Wellings K. Older people in Britain with health issues: why are some sexually satisfied and others not? Symposium presentation at the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections 29th European Conference. Sitges, Spain, 24-26th September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description TEDxLSE talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Watched live by ~500 people and 2311 watches on youtube.com as at 11 Nov 2014


Raised awareness of the scientific study of sexual behaviour from experience with Natsal-3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLy9bDayMJY
 
Description Talk - British Pregnancy Advice Service Annual Conference: Decriminalisation and Demedicalisation: Rethinking family planning for the 21st Century - Reframing sexual health: the case for a broader perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk at British Pregnancy Advice Service

Sharing information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk - Institute of Psychosexual Medicine - Sexual function in Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Highlights from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal 3)

Shared information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Academy of Medical Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short engaging talk for members of the public as part of a special evening hosted by the Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with UCL's head of public engagement.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/more/events/is-laughter-the-best-medicine/
 
Description Talk at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 25 people attended. Following presentation there was a lively discussion contrasting the challenges of researching sexual behaviour in Ethiopia and UK


None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, LSHTM, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approx. 50 academic staff attended the talk (Good models need good data: opportunities arising from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) for STI transmission models.) which was followed by a discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3 & their utility in mathematical models of STI transmission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Guerilla Science at the Secret Garden Party 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We were invited by Guerilla Science to take part in their range of talks and activities to encourage music festival goers to engage in science. We created display boards to explore some of the concepts that sex researchers come up against, such as the range of meanings assigned to sexual words. Participants also filled in questionaires to test their knowledge of facts (statistics) about sex. We then delivered a talk to an audience of around 50, including discussions with the audience.

Interested audience members (from a non-science background) approached us at the end to ask questions and continue discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Royal Society's Twilight Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short engaging talk about the Natsal findings to a public audience of around 100 people as part of Science Showoff at the Royal Society's Twilight Science festival. Twilight Science is an evening of free talks and exhibits about science aimed at the general public. Science Showoff is a regular night of informal science communication (via comedy, music, and engaging talks) which takes place at a range of venues, arranged by UCL's public engagement unit.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2014/06/twilight-science/
 
Description Talk at Science Museum Lates for Guerilla Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We were invited by Guerilla Science to recreate our displays and talk given at the Secret Garden Party Festival at a Science Lates evening (late-night opening of the Science Museum with a range of talks, and performances occurring in the different spaces). We presented findings from Natsal in a talk repeated three times throughout the evening, each time with an audience of more than 100 people.


Interested audience members approached us after each talk to continue discussions. The Natsal talk was named in the Guerilla Science guest blog for the Science Museum as their favourite event of the night.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/tag/guerilla-science/
 
Description Talk at Sexual Health Clinic at Hillingdon Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation about Natsal findings on Sexually Transmitted Infections to the sexual health clinic staff, followed by discussion of how national findings compare to their own experiences and clinic population


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Social Research Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation about Natsal methods and findings to an audience of approximately 50 people as part of the Social Research Association series of evening seminars.


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talking About Sex event at the Institute of Sexology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of events taking place over three days in the Wellcome Collection Institute of Sexology. 104 members of the public attended a free drop-in event where Natsal researchers and interviews used question testing techniques to provoke discussion an debate about the language researchers use to talk about sex. We also wrote a blog about the events for the Wellcome Collection website

86 attendees completed the feedback forms provided at the event. 91% of attendees rated the events as 'good' or 'very good' and comments received included: "It was great! So much fun to be challenged on how we think about and describe sex. I brought my 8 month old daughter and I am thinking about how to be more open with her when the time comes!", "Brilliant idea to engage people in the topic". Some attendees contacted the researchers after the event, including a member of the public who had taken part in Natsal 1990 who was writing a short piece about the experience, and a member of staff in the Department of Health Sexual Health team who said that the event helped her understand where the Natsal data cam from, and as a result invited the research team to run a workshop at the Department of Health about the Natsal evidence on unplanned pregnancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wellcomecollection.org/events/talking-about-sex
 
Description The truth about porn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed for New Scientist article 28/9/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230934-900-the-truth-about-porn-why-masturbation-wont-kill-...
 
Description Two invited talks at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow,  Glasgow UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Approx. 30 academics attended each talk which were followed by a discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Invited talk on the primary findings from Natsal-3 to around 30 health professionals and academics with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University of Otago, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Research Day, Dunedin, New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk to around 80 academics on the initial findings from the latest Natsal survey.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University of Putra Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk on latest Natsal findings to around 120 academics with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk on primary findings from Natsal-3 to around 80 academics with discussion afterwards.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description WIDER presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approx. 50 academic staff attended the talk which was followed by a discussion


Raised awareness of the initial findings from Natsal-3 & their utility in mathematical models of STI transmission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust 'packed lunch' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk (to discuss Natsal studies) organised by the Wellcome Collection as part of their monthly 'Packed Lunch' series, in which 50-100 people living and working locally attend Wellcome Collection during their lunch hour to hear local scientists in conversation about their latest experiments, life in the lab and why science matters to everyone.

Not applicable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Wellcome Trust Institute of Sexology Advertising posters with Natsal findings on 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wellcome Collection created an advertising campaign for the Institute of Sexology exhibition. The adverts displayed some key findings from Natsal, and were used as posters around London, and also on the Timeout website and Gay Star News website

104 members of the public attended a free drop-in event at Wellcome Collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blog.wellcomecollection.org/2015/08/26/talking-about-sex/
 
Description Wellcome Trust: Celebrating 75 Extraordinary Years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article celebrating 75 years of the Wellcome Trust. Natsal was chosen as 1 of 14 case studies.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Workshop - Department of Health, London - National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The team were invited to run a 2-hour workshop at the Department of Health about the Natsal data unplanned pregnancy and contraception. The workshop was attended by analysis and members of the sexual health policy team from the Department of Health, and an analyst from Public Health England. Data from published and forthcoming papers were presented, followed by a 45 minute discussion of the policy implications.


The audience engaged in discussion about the meaning of the findings for the Department of Health's work, and some individuals asked to be sent more details of upcoming papers. There was also some discussion about new areas for analysis, and additional questions that could be added on the next Natsal survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description YouTube mini-lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Recorded a 10 minute mini-lecture released on UCL website and through YouTube to coincide with the start of Natsal fieldwork.

Over 2,500 views to date (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1008/10081901)
Information picked up by National Press (Sunday Times, August 31st) resulting in an article in the Health section.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010