Catherine Hood is a senior doctor at the Sexual Problems Clinic at St Pancras Hospital in London, UK, part of Camden and Islington NHS Trust, and an expert in psychosexual medicine with over 20 years’ experience in the field of sexual health. She qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford, in Oxford,UK, and subsequently lectured in communication skills at the Oxford Medical School, based at the Ethox Centre, the University of Oxford’s centre for ethics and communication in healthcare. Dr Hood is a member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM).
Dr Hood is an experienced international moderator and is frequently invited to facilitate discussions and conferences covering a wide range of health areas from contraception to multiple myeloma. She also gives frequent lectures on sexual health, ethics, and doctor–patient communication in the UK and abroad.
Dr Hood is an accomplished broadcaster and writer. She presented the popular series ‘A Girl’s Guide to 21st Century Sex’ for Channel 5 in the UK, was the agony aunt for GMTV’s (now ITV1) ‘LK Today’, and appeared regularly on ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Channel 5). Previously Dr Hood was the face of the Discovery Health Channel, co-presented the BBC1 show ‘999’ in the UK, and has also contributed to several documentaries for BBC1, Channel 4, BBC3, MTV, and Channel 5. She wrote a weekly column on sex and relationships in the Sunday Mirror for 11 years, and continues to write for many national magazines including More,Company, and Cosmopolitan.
Date of preparation: September 2020