“When we talk about fertility education, it’s far more talked about in a female context than a male context, but I think men themselves are getting more comfortable with talking about it. I can’t imagine men my dads age would ever have spoken about it but I think younger men in their 20’s and 30’s probably are more comfortable about talking about it and certainly at public events and lectures I’m having much more detailed and rich conversations than I was 10 years ago.”
– Allan Pacey
Professor Allan Pacey MBE is one of the world’s leading authorities in Male Fertility.
Allan joined the University of Sheffield in 1992, first as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and then was appointed as lecturer in 1997. In 2001 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Andrology and in 2015 Professor of Andrology. He became Head of Department of Oncology and Metabolism in October 2017. Allan’s research interests include understanding all aspects of male infertility and this includes laboratory projects investigating the basic biology of human sperm to much larger epidemiological studies.
Allan on the Editorial board of Reproduction and Human fertility has held a number of influential positions in the British Fertility Society and HFEA. Allan is a key decision and policy maker in this field. In addition to Science and Clinical Work, Allan is an accomplished broadcaster and has regularly appeared on the Today programme and Woman’s Hour.
Recent television programmes include Britain’s Secret Code Breaker (2011), Donor Unknown (2011), The Great Sperm Race (2009), The Truth About Food (2007), Make me a Baby (2007) and Lab Rats (2004).
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