Mr Anthony K J Smith
Casual Academic

Mr Anthony K J Smith

BA Philosophy and BA Theatre & Drama, Murdoch University
BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing, Murdoch University
GradCert Human Rights (with distinction), Curtin University

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Anthony K J Smith is a Research Officer and Scientia Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for Social Research in Health, where he has been conducting social research on health, gender and sexuality, especially related to HIV prevention, surveillance, and clinical care; bioethics in HIV surveillance; and digital health. He uses qualitative methodologies, particularly interviews and thematic analysis.

Prior to commencing his doctoral study, he worked full-time from 2015-2018 as a Peer Educator at a sexual health clinic operated by the Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC) in Perth, Western Australia.

Anthony is an Editorial Advisory Board member for Health Sociology Review (2020-present), a current member of the ACON Research Ethics Review Committee (2020-present) and is a member of the National Program Committee for the 2022 ASHM HIV & Sexual Health Conferences. Anthony has also been involved with The Australian Sociological Association, including as the Postgraduate Portfolio Leader (2020 - 2021), a member of the Postgraduate Sub-Committee (2019-2020), and a co-convener of the Health thematic group (2019-2021).

Anthony's doctoral research project, PrEP in Practice: Clinician Perspectives on Prescribing PrEP in Australia, is supervised by Martin Holt, Bridget Haire, and Christy Newman. The study investigates doctor and nurse perspectives of providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in New South Wales and Western Australia. Through multiple qualitative methods, the study explores how clinicians engage with new areas of practice, as well as understanding how clinicians negotiate science, clinical guidelines, uncertainty, risk, and the complex lives of patients.

Anthony has also worked across a number of other projects, including:

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Haire B; Smith AJ; Newman CE; Holt M, 2022, 'Challenges of Using the Story Completion Method to Research Clinical Encounters', in SAGE Research methods, SAGE, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529798685
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Davis MDM; Schermuly A; Smith AKJ; Newman C, 2022, 'Diversity via datafication? Digital patient records and citizenship for sexuality and gender diverse people', BioSocieties, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41292-022-00277-5
    Journal articles | 2022
    Persson A; Smith AKJ; Wallace J; valentine K; Bryant J; Hamilton M; Newman CE, 2022, 'Understanding ‘risk’ in families living with mixed blood-borne viral infection status: The doing and undoing of ‘difference’', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 26, pp. 284 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459320946469
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smith AKJ; Haire B; Newman C; Holt M, 2022, 'Challenges of Using the Story Completion Method to Research Clinical Encounters', Sage Research Methods Cases, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529798685
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smith AKJ; Newman CE; Haire B; Holt M, 2022, 'Prescribing as affective clinical practice: Transformations in sexual health consultations through HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.', Sociol Health Illn, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13502
    Journal articles | 2022
    valentine K; Smith A; Persson A; Gray R; Bryant J; Hamilton M; Wallace J; Drysdale K; Newman CE, 2022, 'The freighted social histories of HIV and hepatitis C: exploring service providers’ perspectives on stigma in the current epidemics', Medical Humanities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2022-012382
    Journal articles | 2021
    Grant R; Nash M; Newett L; Smith AKJ; Turner R; Owen L, 2021, 'Health practitioner and student attitudes to caring for transgender patients in Tasmania', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol. 50, pp. 416 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-05-20-5454
    Journal articles | 2021
    Grant R; Smith AKJ; Newett L; Nash M; Turner R; Owen L, 2021, 'Tasmanian healthcare professionals' & students' capacity for LGBTI + inclusive care: A qualitative inquiry', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 29, pp. 957 - 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13130
    Journal articles | 2021
    Molldrem S; Hussain MI; Smith AKJ, 2021, 'Open science, COVID-19, and the news: Exploring controversies in the circulation of early SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiology research', Global Public Health, vol. 16, pp. 1468 - 1481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2021.1896766
    Journal articles | 2021
    Newman CE; Smith AKJ; Duck-Chong E; Vivienne S; Davies C; Robinson KH; Aggleton P, 2021, 'Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health', Health Sociology Review, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2020.1868900
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smith AKJ; Haire B; Newman CE; Holt M, 2021, 'Challenges of providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis across Australian clinics: qualitative insights of clinicians', Sexual Health, vol. 18, pp. 187 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20208
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smith AKJ; Newman CE; Haire B; Holt M, 2021, 'Clinician imaginaries of HIV PrEP users in and beyond the gay community in Australia', Culture, Health & Sexuality, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2021.1957152
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smith AKJ; Persson A; Drysdale K; Bryant J; valentine K; Wallace J; Hamilton M; Gray RM; Newman CE, 2021, 'Family imaginaries in the disclosure of a blood-borne virus', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 43, pp. 1422 - 1436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13316
    Journal articles | 2020
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ, 2020, 'Reassessing the Ethics of Molecular HIV Surveillance in the Era of Cluster Detection and Response: Toward HIV Data Justice', American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 20, pp. 10 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1806373
    Journal articles | 2020
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ, 2020, 'Technology Changes the Ethical Stakes in HIV Surveillance and Prevention: Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Reassessing the Ethics of Molecular HIV Surveillance in the Era of Cluster Detection and Response”', American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 20, pp. W1 - W3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1815472
    Journal articles | 2020
    Smith AKJ; Holt M; Haire B; Newman C, 2020, 'Issues Associated with Prescribing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Anxiety: A Qualitative Analysis of Australian Providers’ Views', Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JNC.0000000000000219
    Journal articles | 2019
    Holt M; Newman CE; Lancaster K; Smith AK; Hughes S; Truong H-HM, 2019, 'HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the ‘problems’ of reduced condom use and sexually transmitted infections in Australia: a critical analysis from an evidence-making intervention perspective', Sociology of Health & Illness, vol. 41, pp. 1535 - 1548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12967
    Journal articles | 2019
    Smith AKJ; Holt M; Hughes SD; Truong H-HM; Newman CE, 2019, 'Troubling the non-specialist prescription of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): the views of Australian HIV experts', Health Sociology Review, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2019.1703781
  • Reports | 2022
    Smith AKJ; Haire B; Newman C; Cornelisse V; Kidd M; Lobo R; Smith D; Post J; Holt M, 2022, PrEP in Practice Research Summary Report: A Qualitative Study Investigating the Perspectives of Clinicians who Prescribe PrEP in Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/dh7v-gx71
    Reports | 2020
    Newman C; MacGibbon J; Smith AKJ; Broady T; Lupton D; Davis M; Bear B; Bath N; Comensoli D; Cook T; Duck-Chong E; Ellard J; Kim J; Rule J; Holt M, 2020, Understanding trust in digital health among communities affected by BBVs and STIs in Australia, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f6d72f17d2b5
    Reports | 2020
    Newman CE; Persson A; valentine K; Hamilton M; Bryant J; Wallace J; Drysdale K; Smith AKJ; Gray R; Lafferty L; Botfield J; Rance J; Cui J, 2020, my health, our family: documenting stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C (summary report), UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5facbe6ba9ac8

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (2018-2022)
ASHM Early Career Award (2020)
ADA HDR Research Output Award (2020-2022)