Meet the team

Professor Jon Arcelus

Professor Jon Arcelus is a consultant psychiatrist who 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 is an Honorary Professor at Loughborough University and he has a clinical and academic interest in the fields of gender, body image, eating problems and exercise. Prof. Arcelus is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

Dr Karen Baker

Dr Baker is a psychiatrist with a background in CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) who joined the clinic in 2008. Alongside her psychiatric training she qualified at the Tavistock Clinic in London as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist for children and adolescents. She is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and her name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

She is also an associate medical director for safeguarding for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

Dr Walter Pierre Bouman - Clinical Lead

Dr Bouman is a psychiatrist-sexologist who joined the clinic in 2007, having initially trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy in the Netherlands; he received further postgraduate training in sexology at the Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield and is an accredited member and supervisor of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). He is also registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a couple psychotherapist. His name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy - International Perspectives on Research, Theory and Practice.

 

Dr Nick Mepham

Dr Mepham is a psychiatrist who joined the clinic in 2006. He is a qualified psychosexual therapist and a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). He is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

 

Dr Sarah Murjan

Dr Murjan is a psychiatrist who joined the clinic in 2000. She is a qualified psychosexual therapist and a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). She has published a study on gender clinics in the United Kingdom. She is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and her name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

 

Christina Richards

Christina is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health and is Clinical Research Fellow at the West London Mental Health (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic. She joined the Centre in 2013 having worked in Charing Cross for some years. She is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also in the final year of her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She has published around forty papers, seven book chapters, and two books on sexuality and gender – with another two in press. Her other work includes lecturing on sexuality and gender within academia as well as to third sector and statutory organisations.

 

Sally Robbins-Cherry

Sally has been working in gender clinics for 6 years. She joined the Nottingham clinic in 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).

 

Administrative staff


Helen Gardner

Helen has been the clinic coordinator of the Centre since 2002 and very much enjoys working here, having built up considerable expertise and knowledge in this area. She is the friendly voice on the phone and always willing to help whenever she can.

 

Jane Martin

Jane is the Assistant Clinic Co-ordinator and has worked for the clinic since 2003. Her main role is to support Helen and enjoys working within a small but friendly team.

 

Elaine Higgins

Elaine is the Centre's support secretary and her main role is to support Helen and Jane.

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