I left university with a strong desire to have a career 'in development', and initially worked for ActionAid, devising and writing funding proposals.
While working in Uganda in 1992 I became angered by the paucity of the official response to HIV (repeating the ABC of HIV prevention) compared to the complex realities of peoples' lives. I later returned to Uganda to research what a developmental response to HIV might look like, and was fortunate to be able to explore the idea at length in my first book AIDS on the Agenda.
Since working as Coordinator for the Stepping Stones Training and Adaptation Project I have been living in the North West of England, mainly working as a consultant with a focus on themes of HIV, gender, sexual rights and development. Underlying my continuing interest in these topics is my dissatisfaction with how things are, and the knowledge that things could be so much better.
Outside of work I enjoy cycling and mountain walking with my partner and children, and play saxaphone and sing in community bands.
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Sue Holden's Curriculum Vitae