Dr Stuart Flanagan MB, BCh, BAO, BSc (Hons), MRCP (UK), Dip GUM, DFSRH is the resident Doctor on BBC Radio 1’s Surgery and makes regular appearances on Live With Gabby (Channel 5), holding live advice sessions discussing a wide range of medical issues particularly men’s health. He is also part of the health team on Shelagh Fogarty’s show on BBC 5Live.
In 2011 Stuart presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary The Path Of Least Resistance, looking at the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance. Described the Guardian as "a quietly terrifying listen that explains a complicated issue in terms the lay listener could understand", the show is available to listen to here www.bbc.co.uk.
Stuart is currently working on a new project for Radio 4 for broadcast later in 2012.
On BBC Radio 1's Surgery he regularly gives advice on a range of subjects including mental health issues, diet, teenage cancer, alcohol and drugs. The show was nominated for a Mind Media Award in 2011. On TV he has appeared as a medical contributor on BBC Breakfast, Newsround, C4's Sex Education Show, and is currently a regular expert on Channel 5's Live With Gabby.
Stuart is a NHS Specialty Doctor in General Medicine and Sexual Health, working in one of London’s busiest Clinics. He also leads the Young People's Services at the centre.
Since qualifying from Queen's University, Belfast (with a 1st Class Honours BSc in Anatomy in addition to his medical degree), he has worked in a wide range of medical specialties, including Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine. He has special interests in Sexual and Reproductive Health (including HIV/Contraception), Men’s Health and Health Promotion.
Stuart is a lecturer and tutor in Communicable Diseases at UCL Medical School, and has a passion for imparting medical knowledge, teaching medical students in clinical examination and communication skills. In 2011 he was awarded "Top Teacher" by UCL Medical Students.
Stuart is a confident public speaker and has regularly hosted the Royal College Of Psychiatrists’ annual World Mental Health Day events in Belfast, and appears this year as a panellist for Medfest, the UK Medical Film festival.
Stuart has been working in the media since his schooldays, when he hosted his own Indie Music Radio show on local commercial radio station Cool FM in his hometown of Belfast. As resident Alternative music expert, he interviewed heroes such as Radiohead, Oasis, The Strokes and Spritiualized, a role he continued throughout medical school and as a junior doctor, until leaving Belfast to live and work in London.
Stuart is a natural communicator with a strong passion for health promotion. He has wide-ranging expertise and a natural ease in communicating complex medical concepts, allowing him to offer authoritative and engaging health advice and support.