Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Kerryn Phelps, MBBS Biography

Title:
Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the Schools of Public Health and the Discipline of General Practice
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“We frequently see homosexual behaviour in many other animal species. Homosexual behaviours have been noted in every primate species so far studied. From a sociological perspective, homosexuality is found in all cultures throughout history – and societal norms seem to have little influence on the incidence or practice of this behaviour. Why? Because purely and simply homosexuality is a normal part of the continuum of human sexual expression.”

Speech to the Amnesty International Global Human Rights Conference, Oct. 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Practicing internist and founder, Sydney Integrative Medicine (formerly known as Uclinic
  • Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the Schools of Public Health and the Discipline of General Practice
  • Health writer, Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Centenary Medal for services to Health and Medicine, 2003
  • Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, 2000-2003
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Fellow of the Australian Medical Association
  • Honorary Member and Advisory Board Member, Australian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Journal of Complementary Medicine
Education:
  • MBBS, University Of Sydney, 1981
Other:
  • Numerous TV and radio appearances