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FPHS Alumni Event

Sex: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

13 March | 7pm – 9pm

Kennedy Lecture Theatre

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health WC1N 1EH

As a student of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, you are invited to join alumni and staff for our annual Population Health Sciences Alumni event. This year’s event is all about sex. Three special guest speakers will give their own insights into how our attitudes towards sexual behaviour, sexual health, gender and sexuality are changing.


UCL’s Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Dr Cath Mercer and King’s College London’s Dr Kate Devlin will together explore the past, present and future of sex, followed by an open Q&A with the audience.

Your speakers

Professor Dame Anne Johnson is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Centre of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at UCL. She is known internationally for her groundbreaking work on the epidemiology of HIV infection and the study of sexual lifestyles and risk behaviour.

Dr Cath Mercer is a Reader in Applied Statistics and leads UCL's Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health and HIV. She has worked on Britain's National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) for over 20 years. She is a trained demographer with an interest in sexual mixing, that is, who has sex with whom, and its implications for sexual health and wellbeing.

Dr Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities King’s College London. Her work in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) investigates how people interact with and react to technologies, focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality. Her most recent book is Turned on: Science, Sex and Robots.


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Event information

6.30pm: Registration

7pm – 8pm: Talks and Q&A

8pm – 9pm: Drinks and canapés


Venue: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH


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