Labour Peer in the House of Lords and member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Council of Europe
Course: PGCE, Education, 1962; BA, French Language & Literature, 1961
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Health education specialist Baroness Doreen Massey has been a Labour member of the House of Lords since 1999 and is a former teacher and education advisor. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in French Language and Literature and also PGCE in Education. Following her PGCE she went on to teach in Central Africa on graduate service.
Baroness Massey also studied at the University of London where she graduated with a MA in Health Education. She then went onto be Director of the Young people’s Programme at the Health Education Council and from 1989-1994 she was the Director of Family Planning Association. Between 1995 to 2000 she provided health and sex education consultancy in Central Asia for the Department of International Development and was later Chair of the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse between 2000 and 2010.
Baroness Massey has published a range of books and training resources on health and sex education. She co-chairs the APPG on Young People’s Health and is also on the UK delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe which she chaired for two years.
Baroness Massey is also a patron of several children’s charities, of a women’s refuge in North London, the Child Trafficking Centre at the University of Bedfordshire and a Lady Taverner, a charity which raises funds for young people to do sport.
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