Dr Anthony Smith
Research Associate

Dr Anthony Smith

PhD, UNSW Sydney
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 social research in the field of HIV prevention and sexual health. I am a qualitative health researcher and sociologist and have worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) since 2018, where I completed my PhD (2018-2022). I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at CSRH. In this role I work as a project coordinator within 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 priority populations. In addition to working at CSRH, I am an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Curtin School of Population Health, and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute (UNSW).

My program of research is primarily focused on how communities and health professionals engage with HIV prevention, care, and surveillance. My research aims to better shape health policy, care, and service delivery that recognises, affirms, and supports individuals and communities to live well. I particularly focus on LGBTQ+ populations, especially gay and bisexual men, along with community-based organisations and professionals serving these populations. Beyond a focus on HIV, sexual health, and LGBTQ+ communities, I am interested in the sociology of health and illness, pharmaceutical studies, critical public health, data justice, science & technology studies, and the sociology of gender and sexuality.

I am currently involved in the following projects:

 

My past research projects include:

Phone
+61-2-9348 1288
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Smith A; Newman C, 2023, 'LGBTQ+ Health and social research', in Dew K; Donovan S (ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Research in the Social Sciences, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 181 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781800885691.ch32
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Smith AKJ; Haire B; Newman C; Holt M, 2022, 'Challenges of Using the Story Completion Method to Research Clinical Encounters', in , SAGE, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529798685
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Calabrese SK; Kalwicz DA; Zaheer MA; Dovidio JF; Garner A; Zea MC; Treloar C; Holt M; Smith A; MacGibbon J; Modrakovic DX; Rao S; Eaton LA, 2024, 'The Potential Role of Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U) in Reducing HIV Stigma among Sexual Minority Men in the US', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-023-04263-1
    Journal articles | 2024
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ; Subrahmanyam V, 2024, 'Toward Consent in Molecular HIV Surveillance?: Perspectives of Critical Stakeholders', AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 15, pp. 66 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23294515.2023.2262967
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bryant J; Smith AKJ; Persson A; Valentine K; Drysdale K; Wallace J; Hamilton M; Newman CE, 2023, 'Logics of control and self-management in narratives of people living with HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B', Culture, Health and Sexuality, 25, pp. 1214 - 1229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2022.2149858
    Journal articles | 2023
    Davis MDM; Schermuly A; Smith AKJ; Newman C, 2023, 'Diversity via datafication? Digital patient records and citizenship for sexuality and gender diverse people', BioSocieties, 18, pp. 451 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41292-022-00277-5
    Journal articles | 2023
    Del Tufo A; Foster R; Haire B; Newman CE; Smith AKJ; Crowley M; Burn D; McNulty A, 2023, 'Understanding the health care needs of transgender and gender diverse people engaging with rural Australian sexual health centres: a qualitative interview study', Sexual Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/sh22159
    Journal articles | 2023
    Drysdale K; Wells N; Smith AKJ; Gunatillaka N; Sturgiss EA; Wark T, 2023, 'Beyond the challenge to research integrity: imposter participation in incentivised qualitative research and its impact on community engagement', Health Sociology Review, 32, pp. 372 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2023.2261433
    Journal articles | 2023
    Holt M; Chan C; Broady TR; MacGibbon J; Mao L; Smith AKJ; Rule J; Bavinton BR, 2023, 'Variations in HIV Prevention Coverage in Subpopulations of Australian Gay and Bisexual Men, 2017–2021: Implications for Reducing Inequities in the Combination Prevention Era', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-023-04172-3
    Journal articles | 2023
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Smith AKJ; Broady TR; Davis MDM; Newman CE, 2023, 'Knowledge of Australia’s My Health Record and factors associated with opting out: Results from a national survey of the Australian general population and communities affected by HIV and sexually transmissible infections', PLOS Digital Health, 2, pp. e0000200 - e0000200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pdig.0000200
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lyall B; Smith AKJ; Attwell K; Davis MDMDMG, 2023, 'Antibiotics online: digital pharmacy marketplaces and pastiche medicine', Medical humanities, 49, pp. 713 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2022-012574
    Journal articles | 2023
    MacGibbon J; Cornelisse VJ; Smith AKJ; Broady TR; Hammoud MA; Bavinton BR; Heath-Paynter D; Vaughan M; Wright EJ; Holt M, 2023, 'Mpox (monkeypox) knowledge, concern, willingness to change behaviour, and seek vaccination: results of a national cross-sectional survey.', Sex Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH23047
    Journal articles | 2023
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ; McCLELLAND ALEXANDER, 2023, 'Advancing Dialogue About Consent and Molecular HIV Surveillance in the United States: Four Proposals Following a Federal Advisory Panel's Call for Major Reforms', Milbank Quarterly, 101, pp. 1033 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12663
    Journal articles | 2023
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ; McClelland A, 2023, 'Predictive analytics in HIV surveillance require new approaches to data ethics, rights, and regulation in public health', Critical Public Health, 33, pp. 275 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2022.2113035
    Journal articles | 2023
    Molldrem S; Smith AKJ, 2023, 'Health policy counterpublics: Enacting collective resistances to US molecular HIV surveillance and cluster detection and response programs', Social Studies of Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03063127231211933
    Journal articles | 2023
    Newman CE; Smith AKJ; Harvey S; Duck-Chong E, 2023, 'Gender diversity and social change: transgressions, translations, transformations', Culture, health & sexuality, 25, pp. 1758 - 1761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2023.2277606
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith AKJ; Davis MDM; MacGibbon J; Broady TR; Ellard J; Rule J; Cook T; Duck-Chong E; Holt M; Newman CE, 2023, 'Engaging Stigmatised Communities in Australia with Digital Health Systems: Towards Data Justice in Public Health', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 20, pp. 1220 - 1231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-023-00791-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith AKJ; Lancaster K; Rhodes T; Holt M, 2023, 'Dosing practices made mundane: Enacting HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence in domestic routines', Sociology of Health and Illness, 45, pp. 1747 - 1764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13687
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith AKJ; Lancaster K; Rhodes T; Holt M, 2023, 'Understanding how PrEP is made successful: Implementation science needs an evidence-making approach', Global Public Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2023.2250426
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith AKJ; Schermuly A; Newman CE; Fitzgerald L; Davis MDM, 2023, 'Empowering Queer Data Justice', American Journal of Bioethics, 23, pp. 56 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2023.2256264
    Journal articles | 2023
    Valentine K; Smith AKJ; Persson A; Gray R; Bryant J; Hamilton M; Wallace J; Drysdale K; Newman CE, 2023, 'The freighted social histories of HIV and hepatitis C: exploring service providers' perspectives on stigma in the current epidemics', Medical Humanities, 49, pp. 48 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2022-012382
    Journal articles | 2022
    Drysdale K; Persson A; Smith AKJ; Wallace J; valentine K; Gray RM; Bryant J; Hamilton M; Newman CE, 2022, 'Professional perspectives on serodiscordant family service provision in the context of blood-borne viruses', Health Sociology Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2022.2110922
    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), 26, pp. 284 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459320946469
    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', Sociology of Health and Illness, 44, pp. 1182 - 1200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13502
    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, 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, 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, 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, 30, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2020.1868900
    Journal articles | 2021
    Smith A; Holt M; Haire B; Newman C, 2021, '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, 32, pp. 94 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JNC.0000000000000219
    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, 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, 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, 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, 20, pp. W1 - W3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1815472
    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, 41, 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, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2019.1703781
  • Working Papers | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Cornelisse V; Smith A; Broady T; Hammoud M; Bavinton B; Paynter H; Vaughan M; Wright E; Holt M, 2022, Monkeypox knowledge, concern, willingness to change behaviour, and seek vaccination: Results of a national cross-sectional survey, http://dx.doi.org10.1101/2022.12.01.22282999
  • Reports | 2024
    Arapali T; Warzywoda S; Smith AKJ; Keen P; Mac Phail C; Dowell-Day A; Clackett S; Devine E; Chan C; Hammoud MA; Holt M; Grulich A; Bavinton B, 2024, Innovative oral PrEP service delivery models and the policy, legal, and regulatory barriers to their implementation, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/4xvf-0083
    Reports | 2023
    Broady T; Chan C; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Smith A; Mao L; Molyneux A; Watson L; Gordon T; Heslop A; Holt M, 2023, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Sydney 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/g48d-zh77
    Reports | 2023
    Chan C; Broady T; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; Smith A; Anning M; Owen L; Garvey K; Holt M, 2023, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Tasmania 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/jm7p-zw02
    Reports | 2023
    MacGibbon J; Broady T; Chan C; Bavinton B; Mao L; Smith A; McKenzie T; Burnett C; Hynes A; Batrouney C; Sicari F; Holt M, 2023, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Melbourne 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/7wa0-5j30
    Conference Posters | 2023
    MacGibbon J; Cornelisse V; Smith AK; Broady T; Hammoud M; Bavinton B; Heath-Paynter D; Vaughan M; Wright E; Holt M, 2023, 'Mpox knowledge, concern, willingness to change behaviour, and seek vaccination in Australia: results of a national cross-sectional survey', Brisbane, Australia, presented at IAS Conference on HIV Science, Brisbane, Australia, 23 July 2023 - 26 July 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Smith AK; Storer D; Lancaster K; Cornelisse V; MacGibbon J; Haire B; Newman C; Delpech V; Paparini S; Rule J; McNulty A; Bourne A; Broady T; Heath-Paynter D; Holt M, 2023, '“It was just the most horrible experience of my life”: Understanding social and care experiences during and after mpox illness: qualitative accounts of people diagnosed and close contacts in Australia', presented at IAS Conference on HIV Science, Brisbane, Australia, 23 July 2023 - 26 July 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Storer D; Smith A, 2023, 'Managing risk and isolation in the 2022 mpox outbreak: a qualitative study of embodied, affective and relational accounts of risk among gay and bisexual men in Australia', presented at TASA Colloquim 2023, Sydney, Australia, 28 November 2023
    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
    Theses / Dissertations | 2022
    Smith AKJ, 2022, PrEP in Practice: a sociological study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis prescribing, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/24447
    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

Principal Investigator - $75k Triple I Clinical Academic Group Seed Grant Funding (UNSW Medicine & Health) - Responding to monkeypox virus (RE:MPXV): a qualitative study of community and professional experiences

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

My Research Supervision

Currently supervising:

  • Shannon Harvey: Disrupted bodies: Interrogating the gender binary in family violence policy and practice