Date of release: Monday, June 19, 2017

Dr EvansDr David Evans of the University of Greenwich has received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.  He was awarded the honour for services to nursing and sexual health education.

Dr Evans, Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health, says he is deeply honoured. "Facilitating learning and research in sexual health and HIV studies since 1990 fills me with sheer joy," he says. "The audiences are primarily nurses and midwives, but many other healthcare professionals too.

"If each one of the thousands of students and professionals I have taught over the years goes away and does just one thing positive, to intentionally promote sexual health and well-being of their clients, then the work of teaching has impacted the nation's health by thousands of per cent. That's the honour, passion and joy I have for teaching." 

In 2014 Dr Evans was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for the 'sustained contribution' he has made to education in the field of sexualities and sexual health for more than two decades. 

One of the leading authorities on sexual health theory in the UK, his teaching extends across a wide range of programmes, from undergraduate to doctoral level. 

He developed the widely acclaimed Sexual Health Skills course, which has enabled more than 2,500 registered professionals across the world to develop their understanding and skills. This is also now the compulsory core course within the university's BSc Sexual Health programme. 

A member of the university's Faculty of Education & Health, Dr Evans is a former Catholic priest and also a Greenwich resident. He has been teaching for more than a quarter of a century.

Dr Evans' full title is that he is now an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He will also be attending an investiture at Buckingham Palace later this year.

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Picture: Dr David Evans OBE.