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Dr Elaney Youssef

Elaney Youssef

Dr Elaney Youssef (BSc MSc PhD AFHEA)

Lecturer B in Medical Education
Location: Southpoint (Royal Sussex County Hospital), 7 Paston Place, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1HA. Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Areas of expertise: HIV; Health services research; HIV testing; HIV and ageing; qualitative research

Research areas: Health services research; HIV; public health; medical education

Other relevant positions: Lead for module 203: Reproduction and Endocrinology

Twitter handle: @Elaney_Youssef

Preferred gender pronouns: She/her



Elaney is a lecturer and health services researcher with an interest in HIV, public health and medical education. She graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Physiology and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition before moving to University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust), where she worked in clinical research within the field of HIV and sexual health. In 2015 Elaney received an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD at BSMS entitled ‘Barriers and facilitators to testing for HIV in people aged ≥ 50 years’, which she completed in 2019. Since that time Elaney has worked as a lecturer at BSMS in the department of Medical Education. 


Elaney’s research interests focus on health services research within the areas of HIV and sexual health; HIV and ageing; and use of health services more generally. Elaney also has a research interest in medical education, which is mainly focused on differential attainment in medical undergraduates.



Elaney is the module lead for module 203: Reproduction and Endocrinology. She supervises PhD/MD/MSc students and module 404 (Individual Research Project) undergraduate students.

Selected publications 

H Daultrey, E Youssef, J Wright, K Davies, AJ Chakera, T Levett. The investigation of diabetes in people living with HIV: A systematic review. Diabetic Medicine. 2020; DOI: 10.1111/dme.14454

G Wells, E Youssef, R Winter, J Wright, C Llewellyn. Medical student confidence in care of the dying and their family: a systematic review. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 2020; DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001977

Pool E, Cooper V,Youssef E, Wright J, Skittrall J, Blach O, Fisher M, Smith H. Use of a Retrospective Methodology to Examine the Process of Care Surrounding Serious Medical Events in HIV-Positive Patients: A Feasibility Study. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2019; 18:1-8; DOI:10.1177/2325958219868747

Youssef E, Wright J, Delpech V, Davies K, Brown A, Cooper V, Sachikonye M, de Visser R. Factors associated with testing for HIV in people aged ≥50 years: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18(1):1204; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6118-x

Youssef E, Sanghera T, Bexley A, Hayes M, Perry N, Dosekun O. HIV testing in patients presenting with indicator conditions in outpatient settings: Offer and uptake rates, and educational and active interventions. Int J STD AIDS. 2018; 29(13):1289-94; DOI: 10.1177/0956462418781681

Youssef E, Cooper V, Delpech V, Davies K, Wright J. Barriers and facilitators to HIV testing in people age 50 and above: A systematic review. Clin Med (Lond). 2017 Dec; 17(6):508-20; DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-6-508

Pollard A, Llewellyn C, Cooper V, Sachikonye M, Perry N, Nixon E, Miners A, Youssef E, Sabin C. Patients' perspectives on the development of HIV services to accommodate ageing with HIV: a qualitative study. Int J STD AIDS. 2018; 29(5):483-490; DOI: 10.1177/0956462417735723

Thornton AC, Jose S, Bhagani S, Chadwick D, Dunn D, Gilson R, Main J, Nelson M, Rodger A, Taylor C, Youssef E, et al. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and mortality among HIV-positive individuals. AIDS. 2017; 31:2525-2532; DOI10.1097/QAD.0000000000001646

Youssef E, Cooper V, Nixon E, Vera JH, Fisher M, Wright J. The management of comorbidities in older people living with HIV in England: a cross sectional survey. HIV Med. 2017; 18(7):534-535; DOI:10.1111/hiv.12484

Cooper V, Clatworthy J, Youssef E, Llewellyn C, Miners A, Lagarde M, Sachikonye M, Perry N, Nixon et al. Which aspects of health care are most valued by people living with HIV in high income countries? A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research. 2016; 16(667); DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1914-4

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