Peer Briken, MD, Phd
Professor of Psychiatry & Sexologist | Languages: English, German
Peer Briken MD ECSM is a full professor in sex research and one of the leading sex researchers in Germany and Europe. He is the director of the Institute for Sex research, sexual medicine and forensic psychiatry, the oldest and largest institution of sexual science of German post-war history and one of Europe’s leading institutions for sexual science following a multidisciplinary paradigm. He is also one of the four directors of the Institute for psychotherapy at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. His main research activities include hypersexuality, paraphilias and sexual dysfunctions. He has published more than 200 scientific papers (h-index 27), is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and German Journal of Sex Research, as well as reviewer for leading academic journals in the field (e.g., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Archives of Sexual Behavior). He is a member of international and national expert committees (Member of World Health Organization Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health and of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Germany) and was president of the German Society of Sex Research. He has successfully supervised many post-graduate students. At his Institute, the research activities range from social science research and experimental basic research to clinical and health services research, as well as historical studies. In addition to health care and forensic research, social science research and basic experimental research are major focal points of the institute. Personnel includes professionals from not only medicine and psychology, but also from sociology, neuroscience, educational science, historical science and criminology, so that all these areas are among the sub-disciplines represented at the institute. There is twenty yearlong clinical practice in the psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatment and treatment supervision for paraphilic and hypersexual patients as well as people who have committed sexual offenses.