Professor Allan Pacey

Professor Allan Pacey MBE

Professor Allan Pacey MBE


Professor Allan Pacey MBE joined the University of Sheffield in 1992, first as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and then was appointed as lecturer in 1997. In 2001 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Andrology and in 2015 Professor of Andrology. He became Head of Department of Oncology and Metabolism in October 2017.

Allan's research interests include understanding all aspects of male infertility and this includes laboratory projects investigating the basic biology of human sperm to large epidemiological studies. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of `Reproduction´ (Society for Reproduction and Fertility) and `Human Fertility´ (Informa Healthcare). In 2015 Allan stepped down as Chairman of the British Fertility Society and he remains a trustee (2001 to present), he is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Gamete Donation Trust (2001 – present) and Chairman of the UK NEQAS Andrology Steering Group (2004 – present). In addition Allan is currently a member of an Advisory Group to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as part of their 'Donation Policies Review'. 

In addition to Science and Clinical Work, Allan is an accomplished broadcaster and has regularly appeared on the Today programme and Woman’s Hour. Recent television programmes include Britain’s Secret Code Breaker (2011), Donor Unknown (2011), The Great Sperm Race (2009), The Truth About Food (2007), Make me a Baby (2007) and Lab Rats (2004).

In the 2016 New Year’s Honors list, he was awarded an MBE for Services to Reproductive Medicine. You can follow his general musings about science, sperm, male fertility and the life of an academic on Twitter or his University of Sheffield webpage.