Qualifications: MB ChB (University of Sheffield), FRCP (Royal College of Physicians London), Dip GUM, Dip HIV, DSFRH

Nicola was educated in Newcastle and studied medicine at the University of Sheffield. She completed training in Genitourinary Medicine in Leeds and has worked as a consultant in Bradford since 2008.

In addition to her work within the HIV service, she is also employed in the Bradford Sexual Health service which is now delivered by Locala CIC.

She is actively involved in undergraduate education and is an honorary lecturer in the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Medical Education. She is also an STI Foundation course director and competency trainer.

She is a member of the West Yorkshire HIV Network steering group and chairs Bradford HIV multidisciplinary team meetings.

She was a founding member of the BTHFT infection research team and is principal investigator on a number of HIV and STI related studies.

Clinical interests: HIV prevention and testing, complex antiretroviral therapy, HIV obstetric care

Professional memberships: Royal College of Physicians (London), British HIV Association, British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Publications (some recorded under maiden name Armstrong): 

Armstrong NR, Wilson JD. Did the ‘‘Brazilian’’ kill the pubic louse? Sex Transm Infect 2006;82:265–266

Street EJ, Armstrong NR, Monteiro EF, Hale AD. An audit of baseline HIV-1 genotypic resistance testing in a UK provincial city Int J STD AIDS, 2008; 9:16-417

Armstrong NR, Foley G, Wilson J, Finan P, Sebag-Montefiore D. Successful treatment of a large Buschke-Lowenstein tumour with chemo-radiotherapy. Int J STD AIDS. 2009 Oct;20(10):732-4

Armstrong NR, Wilson JD. Tinidazole in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Int J Womens Health. 2009; 1: 59–65.

Armstrong NR, Monteiro E. How to test for HIV in primary care. Primary Care Women’s Health Journal 2010;2:21-23

Kler PK, Brady SK, Armstrong NR. Assessing risk in all under 18 year olds attending a sexual health clinic. Int J STD AIDS 2011;22 (Supp 1):27

Brady SK, Armstrong NR.A two year review of using Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) to diagnose Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhoea (GC) infections in the pharynx. Int J STD AIDS 2011;22 (Supp 1):58

Armstrong NR, Yousif M, Brady SK. Implementing NICE Guidance on Preventing Harmful Drinking in a Sexual Health Clinic Int J STD AIDS 2011;22 (Supp 1):39

Armstrong NR, Brady SK. Testing for Hepatitis in a Sexual Health Clinic. Int J STD AIDS 2011;22 (Supp 1):37

Brady SK, Armstrong NR. Swabs for microscopy, culture and sensitivity (MC&S) from the genital skin in sexual health: More hindrance than help? Int J STD AIDS 2011;22 (Supp 1):41

Ibbetson B, Fearnley N, Brady S. Chlamydia follow up: is it worth it? Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):50

Ibbetson B, Brady S, Fearnley N. Improving HIV partner notification. Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):18

Nelson J, Brady S, Fearnley N. Sexually transmitted infection care in level 2 services: are standards being achieved? Int J STD AIDS 2013 ;24 (Supp):49

Portman M, Fearnley N, Wilson J. The Brazilian has not killed the public louse. . .but it is a close shave! Int J STD AIDS 2013 ;24 (Supp):3

Atha L, Fearnley N, Brady S. Formal annual reviews for HIV-infected adults: is clinical care improved? Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):14

Ewens M, Brady S, Fearnley N. Screening for intimate partner violence in a sexual health service: a review of practice. HIV Med 2014; 15 (Suppl. 3):153

M Oresi, I Okpaluba, N Fearnley, S Brady. A review of new HIV diagnoses, avidity testing and missed opportunities for motivational interviewing/risk reduction. HIV Med 2014, 15 (Suppl. 3): 131

N Fearnley, S Brady P138 Can we reduce time to treatment by naming the infection in a results text? Sex Trans Infect Jun 2017, 93 (Suppl 1) A62

S Brady, N Fearnley P056 Providing written information in the electronic era – is it time for a re-think? Sex Transm Infect June 2017, 93 (Suppl 1) A35

R Saman, N Fearnley S Brady P242 Establishing multi-disciplinary working with primary care (2018), Poster Abstracts. HIV Med, 19: s21-s152.

N Fearnley, C Cunningham, T Lait-Huzzard, S Brady C Donohue P248 Improving the referral process to sexual health for individuals attending a SARC (2018), Poster Abstracts. HIV Med, 19: s21-s152.

E M Harding-Esch , S S Fuller, S-L C Chow, A V Nori, M A Harrison, M Parker , O Piepenburg, M S Forrest, D G Brooks, R Patel, P E Hay, N Fearnley, M J Pond, J K Dunbar, P D Butcher, T Planche, C M Lowndes, S T Sadiq. Diagnostic accuracy of a prototype rapid chlamydia and gonorrhoea recombinase polymerase amplification assay: a multicentre cross-sectional preclinical evaluation Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 Mar;25(3):380.e1-380. Epub 2018 Jun 12