About Us


Surviving in Scrubs was started by two doctors on a mission to raise awareness about sexism and sexual assault in healthcare.

Dr Becky Cox

Becky is a GP specialist working in gynaecology and an academic GP with an interest in violence against women. As a survivor of domestic abuse as well as sexual harassment and assault at work she advocates and campaigns to end the culture of misogyny in healthcare. From lecturing at Oxford University to medical students on domestic abuse, writing and publishing scientific papers, national and international speaking, and charitable work she has worked to bring a focus to violence against women in the healthcare sector. From sharing her own experience of sexual violence and abuse she recognises the power of survivor stories in bringing forth change.

Dr Chelcie Jewitt

Chelcie is an Emergency Medicine trainee, interested in health inequalities, particularly those faced by women. Throughout her training she has been a victim of, and witness to, multiple incidences of sexism and misogyny. This prompted her to found the Sexism in Medicine project, which has led to the hard-hitting report published with the BMA in August 2021. She campaigns for equality in the workplace, speaking at national and international conferences, collaborating with multiple organisations in order to tackle this issue. This latest campaign, focuses of giving victims of workplace misogyny a voice, bringing about change through the power of their testimony.


Our fantastic volunteers are vital in supporting the work of our campaign. We have a small but mighty team who represent a variety of healthcare professions and healthcare students, helping us with planning events, writing blogs, and social media.

Bronwen Biddle

I have worked in the people profession within healthcare since 2016, currently working within the ambulance sector. After experiencing sexual harassment and navigating what was a difficult period, I began to study why these issues happen and soon realised how deep rooted and complex they can be. As part of my master’s degree, I researched in depth, the links between organisational culture and wellbeing. I have spoken in national forums about sexism and sexual harassment, bringing a fresh perspective to a well needed conversation. Speaking up can be extremely difficult and lonely, so I hope to change this by empowering and amplifying voices.

I decided to set up Ambulance Voices to ensure that a safe space is created for experiences to be shared and for more awareness to be raised free of shame or fear. Not everyone wants to formally report, but it’s important they are heard. Collaborating with Surviving in Scrubs brings healthcare voices together and creates the opportunity for shared learning. I’m incredibly proud to be part of the ambulance sector and hope to work with organisations to bring an end to this culture.

Dr Ellen McIver

I am a salaried GP working in the Oxfordshire area. I became aware of the amazing work that Surviving in Scrubs are doing through research I conducted as part of my medical humanities masters degree. Working as a junior doctor in the NHS, I have been exposed to and witnessed widespread sexism, misogyny and instances of sexual harassment through a multitude of platforms. I am hoping to raise awareness of the issues that still remain in the NHS and to give a voice to the victims of discrimination and assault is long overdue, and I am thankful to be a part of the process.

Dr Kavir Matharu

Kavir is a GP Registrar and current National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow at NHS England. She is passionate about eradicating sexism and sexual misconduct in healthcare, having been a victim of and witness to multiple incidences of sexism and misogyny throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate training. She advocates for colleague wellbeing by increasing awareness of safe and supportive channels to raise concerns and hopes that by sharing her own experiences, she can empower others to speak up too.

Dr Kate Gibbons

Kate is a foundation doctor working in Manchester. Her first-hand experiences with gender biases, sexism, and harassment during medical school and at work prompted her to work towards tackling sexism and mysogyny in the medical profession.

She has been working in collaboration with Manchester medical school to produce bystander training and to raise awareness among students and help them develop tools to combat sexism when they experience it personally or witness others experiencing it.