Dr Christian Jessen is the dreamy presenter of ‘Embarrassing Illnesses’, ‘Supersize Vs Superskinny’, the BAFTA award winning ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘The Ugly Face of Beauty.’
His most recent Channel 4 documentary was the much lauded Cure Me I’m Gay.
He graduated in 2000 from University College London, having trained in general medicine, infectious disease, travel medicine and sexual health/HIV. He has lived in Kenya and Uganda where he taught in schools and also researched malaria and HIV interactions in children. He now works at Doctorcall, on the world famous Harley Street, looking after general medical and sexual health patients.
Dr Christian is involved in a number of public campaigns and he works closely with various health charities to help look for new ways to educate people in health matters. His main aim is to help raise medical awareness and simplify, demystify, de-stigmatise and explain the sometimes complicated and inaccessible world of medicine to the public.
He is also medical advisor and columnist for Closer magazine, he writes a weekly health column for the Evening Standard and a monthly column for Top Santé magazine. His book ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’ (Transworld 2008) accompanies the hit series of the same name. ‘Can I Just Ask’ was released in November 2010.
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