Amneh Hawwa

Amneh Hawwa

I am a General Practitioner (GP) Specialist in gynecology and obstetrics and Specialist in Clinical sexology. I have many years of teaching experience in sexuality among emigrants, and treatment of patients with several different sexual problems. I am Co-author of several books on the same subject.

Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Department of Psychology, at NTNU – the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He studied clinical psychology at the University of Bergen and got his PhD. From NTNU. He is formerly the Head of Department at the Department of Psychology. Kennair is a certified cognitive therapist and supervisor of cognitive therapy (NFKT), and a specialist of clinical adult psychology (NPF). He has written and edited several books, including: Evolusjonspsykologi [Evolutionary Psyhcology] (2004), Tvangstanker [Obsessions] (2004), En innføring i personlighetspsykologi [An Introduction to Personality Psychology] (2009), Psykoterapi [Psychotherapi] (2014), Personlighetspsykologi [Personality Psychology] (2015), and Psykiske lidelser [Mental Disorders] (2015). His research spans both clinical psychology (treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, and depression) and evolutionary psychology (including themes such as jealousy, partner choice, sexual behavior, risky play, sexual harassment, psychopathology, and hormonal influences on sexual and romantic behavior).

Jon Arcelus

Jon Arcelus

Professor (Full) in Youth Mental Health and Transgender Health

Biography

After completing his undergraduate degree in Medicine in Spain, Jon undertook clinical and academic training in Psychiatry in the Midlands. He also trained in Sexual Health, as well as in Psychotherapy, primarily Interpersonal and Systemic. Clinically he has worked primarily with young people with mental health difficulties and with those at risk of developing mental health problems. After working for many years with young people with eating problems, in 2014 he was appointed as clinician at the Nottingham National Centre for Transgender Health, where he works as a doctor. He was an Honorary Professor at Loughborough University in the UK for 7 years before he became a Full Professor at Nottingham University in October 2016.

Haakon Aars

Haakon Aars

Haakon Aars is a medical doctor, specialist in psychiatry, clinical sexology and supervisor in clinical sexology. Previously worked as senior physician in psychiatry at Oslo University Hospital, Aker. Now works as therapist at the Institute for Clinical Sexology and Therapy in Oslo. Also works as sexologist at Lommelegen.no, as well as a columnist for the newspaper “Verdens Gang” about sex and cohabitation. He has more than 30 years experience from clinical work  with sexology, and has many years international workexperience, as well as working with education, radio- and TV-programs. Author of the book “Mens Sexuality”  published in 2011; the first book on this subject published in Norway. He is also coauthor in the book “Psykiatriske reaksjoner ved somatisk sykdom” published in 2013, as well as the book “Cancer and sexuality” published this year on Springer Publishing House in London.
Haakon Aars is also an actor, playing at the National  Theater in Oslo, where one production in 2014 was nominated for the Hedda-prize. 
He is previously been rewarded  the “Taboo-prize” from the the Council of Mental Health in 2003, as well as the “Pluss-prize” in 2006. The latter prize is given out yearly to people working for the fight against hiv by the organization Hiv-Norway.
Was elected honourable member of the Norwegian Association of Clinical Sexology in 2015.

Cecilie Brøvig Almås

Cecilie Brøvig Almås

Clinical psychologist, FACT-team (Flexible Assertive Community Treatment) at District Psychiatric Center, Solvang in the southern part of Norway. Chair of ISPS Norway, International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. Conducted the follow-up study of Norwegian sexologists together with Elsa Almås, results published in Sexologies 23 (2014). Gives lectures on sexuality and mental health to psychologists and doctors at the regional psychiatric hospital and at the University of Agder.

Anna Luise Kirkengen

Anna Luise Kirkengen

MD, PhD, Specialist in Family Medicine and Professor in General Practice
General Practice Research Unit, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University Tromsø, Norway.

Biosketch Janniko Georgiadis

Biosketch Janniko Georgiadis

I am an associate professor in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), in Groningen, a college town in the north of The Netherlands. I hold a PhD in systems neuroscience.

Dr Lale Say

Dr Lale Say

Coordinator, Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team

Dr Lale Say has a master of science in reproductive health research from Edinburgh University and a medical degree from University of Istanbul. She works at the Department of Reproductive Health and Research of the World Health Organization, coordinating the work on Adolescents and at-risk populations team. Dr Say has worked at the World Health Organization, since 2002, leading the monitoring and evaluation activities and subsequently, as the coordinator of research capacity and programme strengthening.

Before joining WHO, Dr Say has worked at the Ministry of Health in Turkey in managing and implementing programmes, and at the Istanbul Medical School with clinical, research and teaching responsibilities. Dr Say has published substantially in various areas of sexual and reproductive health.