Dr Roy Levin, formerly Reader in Physiology in the Department of Biomedical Science,
University of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England from 1977 until his retirement in 2000 then
became an Honorary Research Associate at the Sexual Physiology Laboratory,
Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield, England until December, 2015.
physiology of sexual arousal/function in both sexes but his speciality is the human
He was an elected member of the Physiological Society (1965-2000), a Director-at-Large
(2001-2003) on the first Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of
Woman’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and has been an elected member of the International
Academy of Sex Research since 1982.
He served as the Female Research Update Editor of the European Society for Sexual and
Impotence Research (ESSIR) Newsletter (2000-2003) and on the editorial boards of the
International Journal of Impotence Research – The Journal of Sexual Medicine (2002-
2003), the Menopause Review (1999-2000) and was on the founding editorial board of
the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2004-2005) to which he has now been reappointed
(2014-). He has been an Associate Editor on the editorial board of Sexual and
Relationship Therapy (the official journal of the College for Sexual and Relationship
Therapy) since 2001.
He is an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and has
appeared in a number of television programmes on human sexuality.
The World Association of Sexology (now World Association of Sexual Health) awarded
him their Gold Medal at the 17 th World Congress of Sexology at Montreal in 2005 for his
lifetime achievements to sexology and sexual health.
He was the Executive Chair of the Local Scientific Committee that hosted the World
Association of Sexual Health (WAS) Congress in Glasgow in June 2011 where he was
awarded the honour of a Fellowship of the Sheffield Society for the Study of Sex and
Relationships for his studies in the physiology of human sexual arousal.
He was a member of the ISSWSH Committee on ‘Revising the sexual nomenclature for
female sexual function and dysfunction (2013-2016) while the ESSM (European Society
for Sexual Medicine) appointed him as Chair of the committee in 2013 to report on the
‘Physiology and Pathophysiology of woman’s sexual function’ for the 4 th International
Consultation of Sexual Medicine, Madrid 2015. The report is in the Journal of Sexual
Medicine (2016) The physiology of female sexual function and the pathophysiology of
female sexual dysfunction. Vol 13,733-759. He became the Chair of the Gold Medal Awards Committee of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS) in August 2015.