PhD (UNSW, 2017), Masters of Public Health (UNSW, 2011), BA Psyc Hons (University of Wollongong, 2003)
Benjamin has worked at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, since 2010 and is currently a research fellow. The focus of his research is the behavioural and epidemiological aspects of HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Both in Australia and internationally, he has worked in HIV prevention for over a decade in the areas of community education, policy, capacity development, and research. He was Project Leader of the Opposites Attract Study, an international cohort study of HIV treatment-as-prevention in male serodiscordant couples. He is currently conducting projects on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), identifying gaps in HIV prevention in Australia, and sexual behaviour among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
2019: Aileen Plant Memorial Prize for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
My Research Supervision
I currently supervise four PhD candidates.