Mr James   MacGibbon
Research Associate

Mr James MacGibbon

BLang, BPsychSci (Hons), GDPsychSci, MAppLing, PhD (ongoing)

Arts,Design & Architecture
Cntr Social Research in Health

James MacGibbon (he/him) is a social scientist and PhD candidate researching HIV prevention and sexual health with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. He works across three projects at the Centre for Social Research in Health:

  • The Gay Community Periodic Surveys (GCPS), for which he is the project coordinator for the GCPS NHMRC Partnership Project, Enhancing behavioural surveillance to address gaps and disparities in Australia’s HIV response in a changing HIV epidemic. This project aims to test and expand behavioural HIV surveillance of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to respond to the changing HIV epidemic in Australia. 
  • As project coordinator for The PrEPARE Project, a cross-sectional study of gay and bisexual men’s attitudes to biomedical HIV prevention strategies, such as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV treatment as prevention, and attitudes to condoms.
  • As an investigator on the Trust in Digital Health Study, a project conducted in collaboration with community organisations that examined attitudes to digital health platforms, and trust in and use of digital technologies to manage health. The study compared attitudes of the general population to attitudes of the priority populations in the current national BBV/STI strategies: people with HIV, trans and gender diverse people, sex workers, and gay and bisexual men.

James' mixed-methods PhD research examines social aspects of HIV prevention. His doctoral research revisits the concept of negotiated safety to explore how HIV-negative gay, bisexual and queer-identifying men practice and negotiate safer sex in the era of biomedical HIV prevention. 

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Minichiello V; Prestage G; Bell S; Cox C; Donovan B; Callander D, 2019, 'How Male Sex Workers and Their Clients Shifted from Reluctance About HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis to Advocating for Its Use: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02618-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Bear B; Lea T; Kolstee J; Crawford D; Murphy D; Power C; Ellard J; de Wit J, 2021, 'Trends in Belief That HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia: Results of National Online Surveys 2013-2019.', AIDS Educ Prev, vol. 33, pp. 62 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2021.33.1.62
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bavinton BR; Hammoud MA; Holt M; Saxton P; Bourne A; MacGibbon J; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2021, 'Changes in Sexual Behaviour Following PrEP Initiation Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men in Relationships: Results from a Prospective Observational Study.', AIDS Behav, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03232-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Holt M; Lee E; Lea T; Bavinton B; Broady T; Mao L; MacGibbon J; Keen P; Murphy D; Bear B; Crawford D; Ellard J; Kolstee J; Power C; Prestage G; Grulich A; Guy R; de Wit J, 2020, 'HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis cascades to assess implementation in Australia: results from repeated, national behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men, 2014-2018', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002243
    Journal articles | 2020
    MacGibbon J; Lea T; Ellard J; Murphy D; Kolstee J; Power C; Crawford D; Bear B; de Wit J; Holt M, 2020, 'Access to subsidised healthcare affects HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among gay and bisexual men in Australia', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002572
    Journal articles | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Bavinton B; Lee E; Mao L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Gay Men’s Relationship Agreements in the Era of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: An Analysis of Australian Behavioural Surveillance Data', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02737-9
  • Reports | 2019
    Callander D; Wiggins J; Rosenberg S; Cornelisse V; Duck-Chong E; Holt M; Pony M; Vlahakis E; MacGibbon J; Cook T, 2019, The 2018 Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey: Report of Findings, Kirby Institute, Sydney, NSW, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d7ed96ceaa70, https://tgdsexualhealth.com/
    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 | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Lea T; Ellard J; Murphy D; Bear B; Kolstee J; Crawford D; Power C; de Wit J; Holt M, 2019, Attitudes to biomedical HIV prevention among Australian gay and bisexual men: Key findings from the PrEPARE Project 2019, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d92c911db68c
  • Conference Presentations | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Bavinton B; Lee E; Mao L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Gay Men’s Relationship Agreements In The Era Of Pre‐Exposure Prophylaxis: An Analysis Of Australian Behavioural Surveillance Data', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Perth, Australia, 17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Halliday D; Ellard J; Murphy D; Bear B; Crawford D; Kolstee J; Lea T; de Wit J, 2019, 'Willingness To Use PrEP And Concern About Using It Plateaus Among Australian Gay And Bisexual Men As PrEP Use Rises: Results Of The PrEPARE Project, 2015‐19', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Perth, Australia, 17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Lee E; Mao L; Bavinton B; Prestage G; Holt M, 2018, 'Gay men who use pre-exposure prophylaxis and their relationship agreements: The evolution of negotiated safety?', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    MacGibbon J; Papps F, 2017, 'Consensual Non-Monogamy: The Roles of Novelty Seeking, Sexual Boredom, Sex and Sexuality', presented at ACAP, HSA & NCPS Conference, Sydney, Australia, 31 October 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Callander D; MacGibbon J; Donovan B; Prestage G; Santana P; Cox C; Bell S; Minichiello V, 2017, ''Normative Social Resolution': Observing the Negotiation of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Male Sex Workers and their Clients', presented at 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Canada, 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bavinton BR; Hammoud MA; Holt M; Saxton P; Bourne A; MacGibbon J; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2021, 'Changes in Sexual Behaviour Following PrEP Initiation Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men in Relationships: Results from a Prospective Observational Study.', AIDS Behav, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03232-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Bear B; Lea T; Kolstee J; Crawford D; Murphy D; Power C; Ellard J; de Wit J, 2021, 'Trends in Belief That HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia: Results of National Online Surveys 2013-2019.', AIDS Educ Prev, vol. 33, pp. 62 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2021.33.1.62
    Journal articles | 2020
    MacGibbon J; Lea T; Ellard J; Murphy D; Kolstee J; Power C; Crawford D; Bear B; de Wit J; Holt M, 2020, 'Access to subsidised healthcare affects HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among gay and bisexual men in Australia', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002572
    Journal articles | 2020
    Holt M; Lee E; Lea T; Bavinton B; Broady T; Mao L; MacGibbon J; Keen P; Murphy D; Bear B; Crawford D; Ellard J; Kolstee J; Power C; Prestage G; Grulich A; Guy R; de Wit J, 2020, 'HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis cascades to assess implementation in Australia: results from repeated, national behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men, 2014-2018', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002243
    Journal articles | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Minichiello V; Prestage G; Bell S; Cox C; Donovan B; Callander D, 2019, 'How Male Sex Workers and Their Clients Shifted from Reluctance About HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis to Advocating for Its Use: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02618-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Bavinton B; Lee E; Mao L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Gay Men’s Relationship Agreements in the Era of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: An Analysis of Australian Behavioural Surveillance Data', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02737-9