Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
Master of Applied Linguistics, University of New England
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science, Australian College of Applied Psychology
Bachelor of Languages, Australian National University
James MacGibbon (he/him) is a social and behavioural scientist at UNSW's Centre for Social Research in Health researching sexual health and wellbeing among gay men, bi+ and queer people. With a commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary research, James works alongside community and public health stakeholders to advance social research concerning testing, prevention and treatment of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
James' research program includes monitoring behavioural trends in sexual practices, community perceptions of HIV treatment as prevention, and attitudes towards prevention technologies such as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antibiotics for the prevention of STIs (Doxy-PEP). In 2022, James led Australia's first social and behavioural study of mpox (formerly monkeypox), providing critical insights into community awareness of mpox and vaccination acceptance. As an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute, James leads research concerning bodily autonomy and male circumcision, addressing fundamental questions about individual rights and bodily integrity.
James is driven to create social impact through research, working across projects that improve community wellbeing and advance public health knowledge.
Australian Human Rights Institute Seed Funding: Non-therapeutic male infant circumcision: Rights to bodily integrity and autonomy. This work comprises a systematic review of male infant circumcision and its intersection with human rights, public health and sociocultural norms.
Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
Member, Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Member, Australian Sociological Association
Associate, Australian Human Rights Institute
Member, International AIDS Society