Jackie Morton is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
She retired in 2011 following a forty-year career spanning several senior management positions in the UK’s NHS. Following diagnosis in 2009, she became a positive activist for people living with HIV, joining the EATG Board in September 2015, and is the Board Liaison on the Training and Capacity Working Group and active in the Women’s Group.
She has held high profile roles within the UK in the field of HIV and Sexual Health; as the Interim Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust from July 2015 – February 2016, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity; the Chair of HIV Scotland from June 2011 – March 2016, the National HIV Charity in Scotland leading on policy, having designed the first national Positive Person’s Forum in Scotland that now annually presents its manifesto to the Scottish Government.
She influenced national standards as a member of the Advocacy Group of Scotland’s National Framework on Sexual Health & Blood-Borne Viruses 2011–2015. She is a member of; the 2015 UK Stigma Index Advisory Group; the UK Community Advisory Board and the community lead on the British HIV Association’s Primary Care project.