Mr Anthony K J Smith
Research Associate

Mr Anthony K J Smith

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
Centre for Social Research in Health

I specialise in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. I'm a qualitative health researcher and sociologist and have worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) since 2018, where I undertook my PhD (2018-2022), 'PrEP in Practice: a sociological study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis prescribing' (submitted August 2022).

I am currently employed as Research Associate (Level A) in a 3-year postdoctoral position at CSRH. In this role I am working on the NSW PRISM project to investigate HIV stigma amongst gay and bisexual men, and on an NHMRC-funded project exploring how to expand the Gay Community Periodic Survey to other priority populations.

I am currently involved in the following projects:

I am actively involved with the HIV sector, gay community organisations, and professional associations in my field. I am currently an Editorial Advisory Board member for Health Sociology Review (2020-present), member of the ACON Research Ethics Review Committee (2020-present) and involved in the National Program Committee for the 2022 ASHM HIV & Sexual Health Conferences. I have previously 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).

My past research projects include:

  • 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
    Journal articles | 2022
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ; McClelland A, 2022, 'Predictive analytics in HIV surveillance require new approaches to data ethics, rights, and regulation in public health', Critical Public Health, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2022.2113035
  • 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)