BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Professor Martin Holt specialises in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. A social scientist by training, he has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003. Over the last 10 years he has researched the impact of new forms of HIV prevention, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention, on community norms, attitudes and practices. He is currently working with colleagues to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the communities with whom we work.
Martin leads the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, the main part of Australia's behavioural surveillance system for HIV, supported by federal and state/territory health funding and NHMRC Partnership Project funding (2021-26). He also leads a long term study of the social aspects of biomedical HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men (the PrEPARE project). He is a chief investigator on a range of other projects, including:
Martin is actively involved with the HIV sector, gay community organisations, and professional societies. In 2013 he became a Deputy Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society and in 2018 an Associate Editor of AIDS and Behavior.
Fellow (elected), Royal Society of New South Wales, 2019.
Australia Awards Endeavour Executive Fellowship, 2015.
Dean's Award for Social Research Impact, 2014 (jointly awarded to Gay Community Periodic Survey team).