We focus on the basic science of sexual function and dysfunction, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems in men and women.
We recognise the importance of a holistic approach to understanding human sexuality and its problems, and we encourage research into all of its many aspects. We aim to foster and maintain the highest standards in clinical practice among our members, and promote the adoption of similar standards across all UK health professionals.
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The BSSM Team Members
Dr Shalini Andrews | President
FRCP, FECSM, Dip IPM, Dip GUM, Dip HIV, DFSRH
Shalini is a consultant in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine and clinical lead for HIV in Surrey. She has a special interest in managing sexual dysfunction, especially when associated with sexual infections and HIV. She chairs the BASHH sexual dysfunction special interest group. She is a member of the exam committee of The Multidisciplinary Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM) which sets professional standards in Sexual Medicine in Europe.
Mrs Trudy Hannington | Treasurer
PGDip PST Senior Accredited Therapist COSRT & UKCP
Trudy Hannington is the Senior Psychosexual Therapist who leads a team of 5 psychosexual therapists at the Leger clinic at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Trudy has worked in sexual health for over 25 years and specialised as a psychosexual therapist in 2002 after training at the Porterbrook Clinic at Sheffield. Trudy’s specialist interest is combining medical treatments with sex therapy to optimise outcomes for patients. She has a special interest in Menopause, in supporting women to access up to date and evidence-based information, so that they can make an informed choice on the best treatment options to suit them. She also specialises in working with men with testosterone deficiency and sexual difficulties. Trudy is a Senior Accredited Member and Supervisor of COSRT (College for Sex & Relationship Therapists) and Fellow of COSRT. She is also a Committee Member for the British Society of Sexual Medicine and current Treasurer. She has lectured nationally and internationally, on the Management of Sexual Dysfunction, most recently in Florida, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Dr Jonny Coxon | Past President
BM, BCh, MA, MD, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG, FECSM
Dr Jonny Coxon was until May 2022 a GP Partner at the Beaconsfield Medical Practice in Brighton. Since 2017 he has worked at the NHS Gender Identity Clinic in London and also works under the GenderCare clinical network. He has spoken regularly for Prostate Cancer UK at masterclasses around the country since 2011 and spoken on gender / sexual medicine or prostate disease at many other educational events. He is Past-President of the British Society of Sexual Medicine. He sits on the committee of the Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group, and on the Editorial Board of Trends in Urology and Men’s Health. He is also Secretary for the Primary Care Urology Society.
Dr Janine David | Secretary
MB BCh, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, FECSM
Janine David is a GP partner and trainer in Porthcawl. She is also an associate specialist in andrology at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. She has a special interest in male and female sexual dysfunction, with a particular interest in testosterone deficiency and erectile dysfunction. She is medical director of Men’s Health Wales, founding member and secretary of The Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group (PCTAG) and secretary of The British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM). She is a faculty member for the Postgraduate International School of Men’s Health (PRISM) and a regular speaker both nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine (FECSM) and a member of the Androgen Society.
Audit, research and writing have been a large part of her career, her most recent work includes “Men’s Health and the Primary Care Physician; Men’s Health 4e. (2021). United States: CRC Press” and is a contributing author for “Testosterone in cardiometabolic and other diseases, Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2022, ISBN: 978-88-5532-113-6”. Currently, she is working with colleagues on an update to the BSSM testosterone deficiency guidelines. She loves her Corgi – Basil and playing tennis in her spare time.
General Committee Members
Dr Jeff Foster
BSc MBChB MRCGP
Before studying medicine, Dr Foster completed an honours degree in Physiology at Kings College London. He went on to study medicine at Warwick Medical School, and has lived and worked in the West Midlands following graduating in 2004. Since 2012, Dr Foster has worked as a GP Partner at a busy practice in Leamington Spa, and now splits his time between his NHS work, being GP Appraisal Lead for NHS England, Birmingham, and is the Medical Director of a H3Health, a National Private Men’s and Women’s Health Clinic that specifically focuses on the health needs of those people over forty. It is through his work at H3Health that Dr Foster has been able to develop and expand his specialist interest in Men’s Health. Dr Foster has written national media articles on testosterone deficiency, Men’s Health, and various topics within in general medicine. He has appeared on BBC News, This Morning, and is the Sun on Sunday’s resident doctor. Dr Foster has helped promote local awareness of prostate cancer, teaches trainees and other doctors on various aspects of Men’s Health, and has published medical papers on topics such as erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency. In 2021, Dr Foster published the book “Man Alive: The Health Problems that Men Face and How to Fix Them”, a guide for men of all ages on how to stay healthy as they get older.
Dr Anand Patel
MB BS Bsc.(Lond.), PGCME, MRCP, MRCGP(2007), FECSM, DFFP
An ex-school teacher, Anand is a GP by training and one of the few doctors in the UK with the only accreditation in sexual medicine recognised in the UK and Europe, the FECSM. He works as a NHS GP and as a specialist in Men’s Health. Anand speaks nationally training doctors, and is the current chair of the Royal College of General Practitioner’s Men’s Health Conference. He has the pleasure of being the resident doctor on Mortimer and Whitehouse’s Gone Fishing on BBC2 and most recently, is one of the GPs in the new incarnation of Embarrassing Bodies on E4.
Dr David Edwards
MB BS. MSc Med Anth (Dist)
David Edwards has worked as a partner in General Practice in Oxfordshire for over 30yrs and is also a specialist in men’s and women’s sexual problems. He is a past president of the BSSM, currently chair of the PCTAG (Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group) and Vice chair of Trustees of COSRT (College of sexual and relationship therapists). Education, research, writing, advisory boards and media work are important and currently he is working with Politicians in order to raise the profile of Men’s Health by encouraging the Government to create a ‘Minister for Men’ and initiating Men’s Health Clinics throughout the UK.
Mr Marc Lucky
MBChB(hons), FRCS(Urol), PGCE(Dundee)
Marc Lucky is a fellowship-trained Urologist and Andrological surgeon with particular experience in andrology, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and genital reconstruction. A graduate of the University of Liverpool and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, he completed urological training in the North West and underwent a fellowship in andrology, genital oncology, genital reconstructive surgery and male infertility at University College Hospital, London. He has contributed to multiple publications in the field of urology and andrology and has presented on the same subjects internationally. He continues to give back to his chosen field by teaching at the Royal College of Surgeons of England Urology courses and is seen by his peers as a leading surgeon in his field. One of Mr Lucky’s main drivers is through education and has qualified from the University of Dundee in medical education. He is chairman of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Andrology Executive Committee
Mr Wai Gin (Don) Lee
MBChB, PhD, FRACS (Urol)
Wai Gin (known to most as Don), MBChB, PhD, FRACS, completed his Urological training in Australia followed by sub-specialty training in Andrology and transmasculine gender affirmation surgery at University College London Hospital as the recipient of an Australasian Urological Foundation Travelling Fellowship. He is now a Consultant Urological Surgeon & Andrologist in London and the Divisional Digital Lead for Transplant and Surgical Services. He serves as the Chair of the European Society for Sexual Medicine Committee for Genito-urinary Reconstructive Surgery and sits on the Executive Committee for the British Society for Sexual Medicine with an active research interest in Andrology and transgender health.
Dr Patricia Schartau
BA (OXON), PHD (CANTAB), MBBS (LONDON), MRCGP, PGCERT, DFSRH (LONDON)
Dr Angela Wright
MBChB MRCGP DFSRH Dip. Pall Med FECSM
Dr Angela Wright is a GP, qualified in Palliative Medicine, a BMS accredited menopause specialist, Diploma trained in psychosexual therapy and is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine.
She works in NHS General Practice, NHS Specialist Menopause/PMDD/psychosexual clinic and also works both in private practice and the voluntary sector. She is actively involved in teaching and speaking about menopause and sexuality.
Professor Mike Kirby
Mike Kirby has been a GP, vocational trainer and the Director of HertNet (The Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network). Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and subsequently attending physician to the Prostate Centre, London, where he dealt with complex medical problems until 2020.
He is currently Editor of Trends in Urology & Men’s Health, and reviewer and advisor for many other Journals. He also holds membership of several NHS advisory boards. He has published more than 450 clinical papers and 32 books, most recently, the 4th edition of Men’s health, and a book on testosterone and cardiometabolic diseases.
Professor Geoffrey Hackett
MD, FRCPI, MRCGP, FECSM
Professor Geoffrey Hackett was a consultant in Urology at University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation trust from 1994 – 2020 and Professor of Sexual Medicine at Aston University Birmingham since 2017. He works as a Consultant in Urology and Sexual Medicine at Spire Hospital, Little Aston, Birmingham. He was a primary care physician for 34 years from 1978-2012. Professor Hackett is past Chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine, and has stood on the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine , Executive Committee member of ESSM and the International Society for Sexual Medicine Educational Committee and is now on the Board of the Ethics committee at ISSM.
The Author of more than 160 original papers, 8 textbooks, and numerous book chapters on sexual medicine, Professor Hackett’s major areas of interest are the links between erectile dysfunction, testosterone deficiency, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular and diabetic risk.
PhD, ECPS, AccCOSRT(Sen), UKCP
Remziye Kunelaki is a psycho-sexologist with 20 years of experience with various sexual difficulties. Remziye studied psychology in Turkey and specialised in sexual and relationship therapy in the UK.
She worked in the sexual health and HIV department in significant university hospitals in London. She serves as a committee member at the British Society for Sexual Medicine. Remziye is a certified psycho-sexologist by the European Society of Sexual Medicine and a senior accredited psychosexual therapist and clinical supervisor by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
Remziye is a lecturer in a psychosexual diploma course in London. Her PhD research is on sexuality and religion. Remziye offers consultations in English, Turkish and Greek.