Lisa Power Policy Director, Terrence Higgins Trust

Lisa Power has been withTerrence Higgins Trust since 1996. She developed the organisation’s work on (then new) HIV treatments and with African communities in the UK. In 1999 she established a team to manage THT’s high profile policy and campaigning work. Their publications include research into ageing and HIV, stigma and discrimination, experiences of living with HIV and a range of policy booklets and briefings. She is also responsible for THT’s membership and for the involvement of people with HIV within THT.

Lisa has been consistently involved in human rights campaigns for the past 25 years, first as a writer and activist for lesbian and gay rights and since the 1980s in HIV and sexual health. She was a Founder Member of the Stonewall Group, the UK’s leading gay rights lobby group, and was General Secretary of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, being the first lesbian or gay person to speak at the United Nations on behalf of gay rights. She was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to sexual health and the LGBT community.