Dr Rebecca Mawson


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care

Rebecca Mawson
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Dr Rebecca Mawson
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Sam Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
S5 7AU

I studied medicine at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2010. After completing foundation training in Leeds and Dewsbury, I worked in Christchurch, New Zealand for 18 months working in obstetrics and gynaecology. I completed my GP training in Harrogate in 2014 before moving to my home town of Sheffield.

My particular area of interest is around addressing inequalities in sexual and reproductive health provision in primary care. In 2014, I started working at the University of Sheffield and was awarded an NIHR In-Practice Training Fellowship in 2016.  I completed my MD in 2022 exploring inequalities in sexual and reproductive health in general practice.

I started my NIHR CL post in April 2023 and have focused on various areas of sexual and reproductive health including contraception access and experience of under-represented populations, menopause care and HIV in primary care. I also have a special interest in primary care research around endometriosis and PCOS.

Research interests
  • Determining the barriers and facilitators for general practice to address inequalities in sexual and reproductive healthcare access and uptake from the patient and provider perspective.
  • Implementing asymptomatic screening in primary care – including HIV and self-testing
  • Teaching
  • Practice nurse education sessions – PLI for Sheffield.
  • Medical student teaching – research methods. Diversity and ethnicity lectures.
  • Organise seminar programme for Academic unit of Primary care.
  • Contributor to Guidelines in practice and Pulse educational sessions.

Journal articles

  • Mitchell C, Fryer K, Guess N, Aminu H, Jackson B, Gordon A, Reynolds J, Huang Q, Jayasooriya S, Mawson R , Lawy T et al (2023) Underserved ‘Deep End’ populations: a critical analysis addressing the power imbalance in research. British Journal of General Practice, 73(732), 326-329. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hinchliff S, Mawson R, Malta S & Cliff G (2023) How to support the sexual wellbeing of older patients. British Medical Journal, 380. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson RL (2017) Practical implementation tips: sexual and reproductive health. Guidelines in Practice, 20(12), 44-49. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson RL (2017) Facial rashes: what’s the diagnosis?. Guidelines in Practice, 20(5), 9-16. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson RL (2016) Practical implementation tips: acne. Guidelines In Practice, 19(9), 44-52. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson RL (2016) Practical implementation tips: rosacea. Guidelines in Practice, 19(6), 60-66. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson RL (2015) Practical implementation tips: psoriasis. Guidelines in Practice, 18(12), 45-52. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Linton E, Mawson R, Hodges V & Mitchell C () Understanding barriers to using long acting contraceptives (LARCs) in primary care: a qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Collini P & Mawson RL () A new era of HIV care for age-associated multimorbidity. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, Publish Ahead of Print. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ye L, Whitaker LHR, Mawson RL & Hickey M () Endometriosis. BMJ, e068950-e068950. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Layton A & Mawson R () Adult Acne, Dermatology: Acne (pp. 128-128). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

  • Mawson R (2022) How to balance science and compassion in menopause care. BJGP Life. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mawson R (2021) Unwell women: misdiagnosis and myth in a man-made world. BJGP Life. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Lehane D, Mawson R & Mitchell C (2017) What factors influence access by new migrant and BME women to NHS cervical screening? Has the screening programme been adapted to improve uptake for these groups of women? A systematic narrative metasynthesis. Society for Academic Primary Care National Conference 2017, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Mawson R Trichomonas Vaginalis: Identify, Investigate, and Refer. RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Mawson R nderstanding access to Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) in General Practice using the Candidacy Framework. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Mawson RL (2017) Rosacea: eLearning Module. Guidelines in Practice. RIS download Bibtex download