Horas (he/him) is a Lecturer in Nursing (Social Sciences) at the University of Sydney, and an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
Horas has a transdisciplinary background in nursing, public health, anthropology and health social sciences. His main areas of expertise are gender and sexuality, migration and qualitative research, with a strong focus on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmissible infections, and migrant health. He is a contributor of the book "Sexualities, Transnationalism, and Globalisation" published by Routledge, and a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Before moving to Australia, Horas had conducted community-based and epidemiological research on blood-borne viruses among socially marginalised groups in Hong Kong. He obtained a Master in Public Health and a Master of Arts in Anthropology in Hong Kong. He completed his PhD in 2019 at UNSW Sydney, in which he examined the transnational and intersectional experiences of Chinese sexual minority migrants in Australia. His PhD thesis was nominated for the Best Doctoral Thesis at the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Horas is an Authorised Nurse Immuniser in NSW, and has been clinically accredited to be a Reproductive and Sexual Health Nurse by Family Planning NSW. He has been working on a number of sexual health research projects with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia, as well as providing patient care at the Albion Centre’s HIV/sexual health and transgender healthcare service. He is currently expanding his research into the field of disability and immunisation.
University International Postgraduate Award, UNSW Sydney (2015)
University Postgraduate Award, UNSW Sydney (2017)
Nominee for UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Science's best doctoral thesis (2019)
Co-investigator: A scoping review on digital healthcare delivery for transgender people
Co-investigator: Organising and Co-designing Holistic Immunisation services with students with Disability: The ORCHID project (led by the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney)
Co-investigator: Asian gay and bisexual men survey 2021 (led by Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney)