Dr Dmitri Popelyuk

MD, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist | Lead consultant for the Psychosexual Service

Dr Dmitri Popelyuk is a Consultant Psychiatrist for the Psychosexual Service, specialising in psychosexual therapy and sexual dysfunction.

Other roles

He is involved in clinical work, training, supervision, teaching and consultation.


Dr Popelyuk completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1999 at Odessa Medical University, Ukraine. Moving to London, he trained in adult psychiatry and mentalization-based therapy on the Royal Free and Guy’s & Thomas’ Higher Training Schemes.

He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2005, and received a Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry in 2009.

He was introduced to clinical psychosexual work during an academic placement with the Royal Free Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences. In 2006, he completed a Diploma in Psychosexual Medicine at the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, London. In 2010 he became an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (CoSRT).


Interests include the impacts of sexual well-being on mental and general health.

He is currently developing a mentalization-based treatment programme for people experiencing psychosexual difficulties.


Bhugra, D., Popelyuk, D., and McMullan, I. Paraphilias across cultures: context and controversies, Journal of Sex Research 2010, 47:2

King, M., Semlyen, J., See Tai, S., Killaspy, H., Osborn, D., Popelyuk, D., and Nazareth, I. A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people, BMC Psychiatry 2008, 8:70

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