Baroness Joyce Gould (our Patron)

Baroness Joyce Gould of Potternewton became a Life Peer in the House of Lords in 1993. Originally a dispensing chemist, she moved on to a career within the Labour Party as Chief Women’s Officer and Assistant National Agent, to become the Party’s Director of Organisation.
In the House of Lords she was a Deputy Speaker for ten years, and held various positions on Select Committees and House Committees. She was a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for HIV/AIDS and chaired the APPG for Sexual and Reproductive Health for over twenty years.
A lifelong feminist and activist for human rights, Joyce has been a member and secretary of several anti-racist, women and civil liberties bodies , and past Chair of the Women’s National Commission and the Independent Advisory Group for Sexual Health and HIV and HIV Sport.
She is a Fellow of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the Faculty for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), and been awarded Honorary Degrees from Bradford, Birmingham City and Greenwich Universities. Joyce is currently Patron of Yorkshire Mesmac,
President of the Family Planning Association and Patron of the Martin Fisher Foundation.