The YPHSIG executive are the leadership team and consists of our convenor, secretary and treasurer. The team are nominated and elected by the membership at the AGM and their term of office is three years.


Dr Terry Segal has been a consultant in general paediatrics and adolescent medicine at UCLH since 2007. She is also subspecialty trained in paediatric and adolescent endocrinology. She was the adolescent lead and clinical lead for adolescent medicine and the TRACCS service (treatment and rehabilitation of adolescents with complex conditions service) for 10 years.

Terry trained in Bristol University and after returning to London, she undertook postgraduate Paediatric, adolescent and endocrinology training. She also did additional psychological training at the Tavistock centre. She is particularly interested in working with young people with problems such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, medically unexplained problems, and those with chronic pain and emotional difficulties. She is passionate about improving young peoples physical and mental health, and really enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team.

Terry is asked to speak at national meetings and has published papers in the areas of obesity, pubertal delay, CFS and acne. She has organised several adolescent courses including a very successful CFS course. In her spare time, she looks after her (adolescent!) children and plays tennis. She is excited about becoming convenor of YPHSIG and working with others around the country to raise the voices speaking out with and for adolescents to improve their health.


Dr Emma Parish is a paediatric consultant in general paediatrics and adolescent health at Evelina London Children's Hospital. She is passionate about person-centred and co-created care. Emma studied and worked in Dundee before moving to East London for paediatric training. She has completed a fellowship in Post Graduate Medical Education at Great Ormond Street Hospital and was previously Editorial Registrar at the BMJ as a National Medical Director's Fellow.

Twitter: @ejparish


Dr Fiona Straw is the YPHSIG Treasurer, she has been a Consultant Community Paediatrician at Nottingham Children’s Hospital since 2002. She has a special interest in young people’s health, in particular sexual health. Since April 2018, Fiona has been the service lead for East Midlands Children and Young People’s Sexual Abuse Service.