Dr Christian Jessen is a popular health campaigner who combines his medical career with a successful media career. He works closely with various charities (including Terrence Higgins Trust, Ditch the Label and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) to help raise awareness and make health accessible to everyone.
Dr Christian 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.
He 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. Dr Christian’s 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.
A medical advisor and columnist for Closer magazine, he’s written a weekly health column for the Evening Standard and a monthly column for Top Santé magazine. His book ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’ (Transworld 2008) accompanied the hit series of the same name, and he released ‘Can I Just Ask’ in November 2010.
Dr Christian’s television work includes ‘Finding God’ where he looked after Jack Osborne during his travels through India (C4), ‘Sex in Court’ (E4), ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Five). He has even brought his culinary skills to ‘Ready Steady Cook’, which he won, and his general knowledge to ‘The Weakest Link’ (BBC1), which he didn’t. He triumphed in BBC Celebrity Antiques Mastermind 2010 and he is often asked to comment on popular culture shows such as ‘Most Annoying People’ and ‘Celebrity Skinny Mums’.
Dr Christian was born and lives in London. He enjoys foreign travel, working out, music and art.