Meet the team

Dr Sarah Murjan – Lead Clinician

Dr Murjan is Lead Clinician for the Nottingham Center for Transgender Health and is a doctor and consultant psychiatrist who joined the clinic in 1999.

Dr Sarah Murjan is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and her name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Professor Jon Arcelus

Professor Jon Arcelus is a clinical professor in mental health and transgender health at the University of Nottingham and an honorary clinician at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. He joined the team in 2014 as a clinician and Director of Research. He originally trained as an adolescent psychiatrist and worked at the Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service in London during his higher training. He is a qualified psychosexual therapist as well as a systemic and interpersonal psychotherapist. Prof. Arcelus was appointed as a full Professor in October 2016. Prof. Arcelus is a co-chair of the Standards of Care version 8 (SOC-8) developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Professor Jon Arcelus is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Dr Nick Austin

Dr Nick Austin is an associate specialist in psychiatry who works for both adult mental health services and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. He currently divides his time between being a community psychiatrist and a gender clinician, having worked at the gender clinic since 2006. He holds an MSc in Sex and Relationship Psychotherapy and is an accredited member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). He has published work regarding self-prescribing for gender dysphoria. He brings psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, and gender clinician skillsets as required for his clients.

Dr Nick Austin is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Dr Walter Pierre Bouman

Dr Walter Pierre Bouman is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist and accredited clinical trainer/supervisor, specialising in gender and sexuality at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. His work and therapeutic practice both focus on the area of gender, sex and relationships, with a particular interest in the aging population; he prescribes and monitors cross-sex hormone treatment.

Walter serves the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) as Treasurer and Executive Board Member; he is Director of Communication and Executive Board Member of the European Professional Association of Transgender Health (EPATH). He is a founding member of EPATH as well as of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS). He is former Deputy Editor of Sexual and Relationship Therapy - International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice (2007-2016) and current Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Transgenderism. He is a member of the WPATH Standards of Care Committee (SoC8).

Walter has co-edited/co-authored a number of books, among which The Transgender Handbook – A Guide for Transgender People, Their Families and Professionals (with Prof Jon Arcelus) and Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders (with Christina Richards and Meg-John Barker).

Dr Walter Bouman is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Helen Gardner

Helen is the clinic manager and has worked in the Centre since 2002. She very much enjoys her work having built up considerable expertise and knowledge in this area. She is always willing to help whenever she can and will try to resolve problems as they arise to ensure the smooth running of the clinic. She leads a team of administrative staff at the centre.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Laura Garner

Laura Garner is a Clinical Nurse Specialist who joined the centre in 2017. She has been a Registered General Nurse since 2004, is a Non-Medical Prescriber and has a Masters in Public Health.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Ioanna Georgiadou

Dr Ioanna Georgiadou (PhD, CCC-SLP, RCSLT, HCPC) is a qualified, highly specialist speech and language therapist who has trained in the UK (PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders) and the US (BA in Music Therapy and MA in Speech and Language Pathology). Dr Georgiadou is a transgender voice specialist and a researcher in the areas of transgender voice as well as rhythm and language. Dr Georgiadou is a member of the National Transgender Voice and Communication Therapy Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) which is a transgender voice and communication group for speech and language therapists in the UK.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Derek Glidden

Dr Derek Glidden is a Consultant Psychiatrist who joined the team in 2014. In addition to his work in Transgender Healthcare he is a specialist in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and works with the Nottingham City Asperger Service. He has particular clinical and academic interest in the co-occurrence of ASC in those seeking Transgender Healthcare.

Dr Derek Glidden is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Deborah Mackenzie

Deborah Mackenzie BSc (Hons) is a clinical nurse specialist who joined the clinic in 2017. She is both a registered general and mental health nurse as well as an independent non-medical prescriber.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Poppy-Jo Morris

Poppy-Jo Morris BSc(Hons) is a clinical nurse specialist who joined the clinic in 2017. She is a registered adult nurse who trained in Birmingham and has worked in a range of acute health care settings. She was a finalist for the 2017 Nursing Times Awards.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Simon Page

Dr Simon Page, Consultant Endocrinologist, MbChB (honours), MD, FRCP graduated from Bristol University with honours in 1982. He completed postgraduate training in Bristol, Exeter and Taunton before moving to a research registrar post at St George’s Hospital, London in 1985.  He completed his MD thesis in thyroid disease in 1990 and then took up a post as a senior registrar in diabetes and endocrinology to the Nottingham and Derby hospitals. He was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist in Nottingham in 1995. In addition to a full time commitment to NHS clinical work Dr Page has spent 10 years in medical school undergraduate medicine management and 10 years in NHS management. For the last 7 years he has been the lead clinician for the Nottingham Endocrine service and, for the last 2 years he has, with colleagues (Dr Keith Sands, Dr Kaustubh Nisal & Dr Buddhike Mendis) developed clinical endocrinology services as part of the Nottingham gender identity service. Dr Page is married with 3 children, 2 step children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys cycling, and going to the theatre and cinema in his spare time.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Sally Robbins-Cherry

Sally has been working in the clinic since 2010. She is a psychotherapist and has undertaken post graduate training in couple and group psychotherapy. She is an accredited member and supervisor of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and is also registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

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