Dr James MacGibbon
Research Associate

Dr James MacGibbon

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

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Centre for Social Research in Health

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

  • As chief investigator and project lead for a new Australian study titled Responding to monkeypox virus among gay and bisexual men in Australia (RE:MPXV). The first part of this project comprised a national online survey of gay, bisexual and queer people in Australia about monkeypox concern, behavioural change and willingness to be vaccinated against monkeypox. The second part of the project, funded by a Triple I UNSW Seed grant, will comprise qualitative interviews of people diagnosed with monkeypox, close contacts, and health professionals. The interviews will explore clinical care and support for people diagnosed with monkeypox and help to understand the social implications of monkeypox testing, diagnosis and clinical management.
  • As the project coordinator for the Gay Community Periodic Surveys (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 associate investigator on the TraX Study (Tracking the community response to monkeypox), a study of monkeypox vaccine uptake and real-world vaccine effectiveness.
  • As a chief 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 completed his mixed-methods PhD in November 2022. His doctoral research examined the social effects of new biomedical HIV prevention technology – antiretroviral medication used to prevent HIV – on gay, bisexual and queer-identifying men's relationships.

Phone
+61-2-9348 1246
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Holt M; Chan C; Broady TR; Mao L; MacGibbon J; Rule J; Wilcock B; Prestage G; Bavinton BR, 2022, 'Adjusting Behavioural Surveillance and Assessing Disparities in the Impact of COVID-19 on Gay and Bisexual Men’s HIV-Related Behaviour in Australia', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-022-03788-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Broady T; Clackett S; Ellard J; Kolstee J; Molyneux A; Murphy D; Power C; de Wit J, 2022, 'COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake and Hesitancy in a National Sample of Australian Gay and Bisexual Men', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-022-03603-x
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kolstee J; MacGibbon J; Prestage G; Clackett S; Paynter H; Bavinton BR; Broady TR; Ellard J; Murphy DA; de Wit J; Power C; Holt M, 2022, 'Changing Attitudes Towards Condoms Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men in the PrEP Era: An Analysis of Repeated National Online Surveys 2011-2019', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 34, pp. 453 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2022.34.6.453
    Journal articles | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Bavinton BR; Drysdale K; Murphy D; Broady TR; Kolstee J; Molyneux A; Power C; Paynter H; de Wit J; Holt M, 2022, 'Explicit Relationship Agreements and HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use by Gay and Bisexual Men in Relationships', Archives of Sexual Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02382-9
    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
    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
    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
  • 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 | 2022
    Broady T; Chan C; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; Cripps S; Staunton S; Adair A; Coffey L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2022, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/dy2g-q958
    Reports | 2022
    Broady T; Chan C; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; Gabrielides E; Bogie M; Martin S; Gaida F; Gleed L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2022, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Canberra 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/s8dv-s822
    Reports | 2022
    Broady T; Chan C; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; McKenzie T; Hynes A; Batrouney C; Burnett C; Sicari F; West M; Prestage G; Holt M, 2022, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Melbourne 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/p2gh-n362
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Broady T; Chan C; MacGibbon J; Mao L; Clifton B; Paynter H; Prestage G; Bavinton B; Holt M, 2022, 'A new normal? The continuing impact of COVID-19 on Australian gay and bisexual men's behaviour: Results from the Gay Community Periodic Surveys 2017-22', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 29 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Chan C; Broady T; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; Coci M; Lobo R; Radha Krishnan S; Morgan T; Prestage G; Holt M, 2022, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Perth 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/f57q-0e06
    Reports | 2022
    Chan C; Broady T; MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Mao L; Molyneux A; Delhomme F; Power C; Clackett S; Heslop A; Prestage G; Holt M, 2022, Gay Community Periodic Survey: Sydney 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5pm2-rg76
    Software / Code | 2022
    Holt M; MacGibbon J; Smith AK; Broady T; Davis M; Newman C, 2022, Trust in Digital Health dataset, Dryad, Published: 22 November 2022, Software / Code, http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.r2280gbgq
    Theses / Dissertations | 2022
    MacGibbon J, 2022, Redefining negotiated safety: Gay, bisexual and queer men adapting to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in intimate relationships, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/24545
    Reports | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Broady T; Kolstee J; Power C; Molyneux A; Ellard J; Murphy D; Heslop A; Clackett S; de Wit J; Holt M, 2022, Trends in attitudes to biomedical HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men: Key findings from the PrEPARE Project 2021, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/jpap-4w04
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Broady T; de Wit J; Kolstee J; Molyneux A; Murphy D; Power C; Holt M, 2022, 'Acceptability of different STI prevention strategies in a national sample of Australian gay and bisexual men: results from the PrEPARE Project 2021', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 29 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
    Conference Posters | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Broady T; de Wit J; Kolstee J; Molyneux A; Murphy D; Power C; Holt M, 2022, 'Analysing progress in the national HIV PrEP cascade by Australian gay and bisexual men: results from the PrEPARE Project 2017–21', Sunshine Coast, Australia, presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 29 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    MacGibbon J; Bavinton B; Broady T; de Wit J; Kolstee J; Molyneux A; Murphy D; Power C; Holt M, 2022, 'Familiarity with, perceived accuracy of, and willingness to rely on U=U among Australian gay and bisexual men: results from the PrEPARE Project 2021', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 29 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
    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
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Smith AKJ; Holt M; MacGibbon J; Broady T; Lupton D; Davis M; Cook T; Bear B; Duck-Chong E; Rule J; Ellard J; Kim J; Bath N; Comensoli D; Newman CE, 2020, 'WHY TRUST DIGITAL HEALTH? KEY INFORMANT PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROMISE AND RISKS OF DIGITAL HEALTH FOR PRIORITY POPULATIONS IN THE AUSTRALIAN HIV AND STI RESPONSE', in SEXUAL HEALTH, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Vol. 17, pp. XXIV - XXIV, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000598625300033&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    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/
    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 | 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
    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 | 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
    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
    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

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship