Sexual Functioning for Men Following SCI: Current Treatments and Recent Research

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A webinar for people with a spinal cord injury interested in finding out more about current treatment options for sexual functioning in men, how they work and who they are suitable for. This will be followed by an update on recent findings on the rehabilitation of sexual functioning from a survey conducted with the Spinal Injuries Association exploring experiences and opinions of men with spinal cord injury and directions for future research. The session will further provide an update on recent initial case studies conducted into the use of electrical stimulation technologies in the recovery or improvement of sexual functioning. The webinar is open to people with spinal cord injuries, health care professionals and researchers.

This joint webinar will be presented in collaboration with the Spinal Injuries Association.


Tamsyn Street

Tamsyn Street, PhD

Dr Tamsyn Street is an NHS Interdisciplinary research fellow at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust with a background in motor neurorehabilitation. She is interested in bridging the gap between research and clinical practice and improving patient access to evidence-based interventions.  Dr Street's research interests include the use of electrical stimulation technologies for improving motor neurorehabilitation, neurogenic bowel, bladder, sexual functioning and respiratory functioning. Her research also examines the feasibility of delivering electrical stimulation technologies through telerehabilitation options. Dr Street is interested in exploring the underlying mechanisms of electrical stimulation technologies to optimise outcomes for patients. 


Neil Marshall

Neil Marshall, PhD

Dr Neil Marshall completed this work as part of his research rotation during a foundation year 2 medical training programme. Neil has recently been accepted onto a core surgical training post. In his spare time Neil enjoys cycling and sailing. 

Damian Smith

Damian Smith

I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1993 from Bournemouth University, working at Salisbury Hospital. In January 1996, I commenced working at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. I worked there for almost 25 years with the majority of that time in the Outpatient Department, developing the Community Liaison Service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Spinal Cord Injury. My role involved supporting the patients after discharge and the Healthcare professionals involved in their care, in their own home, local hospital or care home. I ran Outpatient clinics, reviewing patients as part of their lifelong follow-up care and treatment. Each patient was given the opportunity to discuss sexual function if they wished to do so. I was very engaged in the patient and staff education programme, completely revamping the original structure to make it less formal but more informative. I took the lead with regards to Sexual Function teaching and was supported by former patients who shared their lived experience. This format helped to engage the patients more and made them more informed and aware of the impact of Spinal Cord Injury on their sexual function and fertility. I joined SIA in November 2020 as a Spinal Cord Injury Specialist Nurse for the South, Southwest. I support the clinical team in delivering training and education on all aspects of spinal cord injury. This also includes supporting patients and other healthcare professionals in their local hospitals, rehabilitation settings with the holistic planning of their care needs.


Dr Thomas Janssen, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Dept. Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

September 27th, 2022 5:30 PM through  6:45 PM
Event Fee
IFESS members €0.00
SIA members €0.00
Non-IFESS/non-SIA members (approx. £ 4.76 and $ 7.42) €6.50