Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Qazi Rahman, PhD Biography

Title:
Lecturer in Psychobiology at the University of East London
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Because we know that performance on these cognitive tests depends on the integrity of specific brain regions, the differences implicate robust differences between the brains of homosexual and heterosexual men and women and suggest that hormonal factors early in development (probably during the 1st trimester of pregnancy) produce these differences.”

Interview, Irish Examiner, Mar. 25, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer in Psychobiology, University of East London
  • Researcher in sexual behavior patterns, University of Staffordshire
  • Lecturer in Neuropsychology, King’s College, London
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Full member of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) and British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS)
  • Editorial Board Member, Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Post-doctoral research, Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College
Education:
  • PhD, King’s College, University of London; Medical Research Council
  • BSc, University of Staffordshire; Psychology
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can Sexual Orientation Be Successfully Changed?
  2. How Can Sexual Orientation Be Categorized?
  3. Can Hormones Affect Sexual Orientation?
  4. Is There a Connection between Sexual Orientation and the Ratio between Second and Fourth Finger Length?
  5. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?