Dr Christian Jessen is the charismatic presenter of the BAFTA award winning television series ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Supersize V Superskinny’ and multi award winning ‘Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic’. He has also presented ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ – a four hour live C4 fundraiser on behalf of Cancer Research, and ‘Drugs Live’ which he co-presented with Jon Snow. In 2014, Dr Christian also wrote and presented a one off documentary, ‘Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I’m Gay’ where he explored the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality.
He is a highly recognizable media spokesperson and health campaigner, often giving talks at medical conferences and working closely with health charities to help find new ways to educate and raise awareness about important health issues His passion is to simplify, demystify, de-stigmatise and explain to the public the often complicated and inaccessible world of medicine.
Dr Christian is a health columnist for Closer, Top Santé, NHS’s Balance and Attitude and also hosts an annual magazine entitled ‘Ask The Doctor’. As an author, Dr Christian has published; ‘Dr Christian’s Guide to Dealing with the Tricky Stuff’, ‘Dr Christian’s Guide to Growing Up’ ,’Can I Just Ask?’ and ‘Supersize V Superskinny’.
Graduating in 2000 from UCL, Dr Christian trained in general medicine, infectious disease, travel medicine and sexual health/HIV. He has lived in Kenya and Uganda where he researched malaria and HIV interactions in children and he now works on Harley Street in London, looking after general medicine and sexual health patients.
Dr Christian was born and lives in London. He enjoys foreign travel, working out in the gym, music and art. He is an accomplished oboist, performing publicly from time to time, and is a member of the Garrick Club and the Royal Institution.