BSc (Hons) Psychology, The University of Birmingham.
MSc Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science.
PhD in Psychology, The University of Birmingham.
I specialise in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. I'm a social scientist by training, and have worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003. Over the last 10 years I have investigated the impact of new forms of HIV prevention, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention, on community norms, attitudes and practices. I have also been working with colleagues to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the communities with whom we work.
I lead 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). I also lead a long term study of the social aspects of biomedical HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men (the PrEPARE project). I am a chief investigator on a range of other projects, including:
I am actively involved with the HIV sector, gay community organisations, and professional societies. I have been a Deputy Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society since 2013 and an Associate Editor of AIDS and Behavior since 2018.
In 2022, I was appointed as Research Director (Compliance and Capacity Building) in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Sydney.
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).
Academy Member, Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV
Associate Member, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
Member, International AIDS Society
Member, The Australian Sociological Association
Deputy Editor, Journal of the International AIDS Society
Associate Editor, AIDS and Behavior