Dr Mohamed Ahmed Hammoud
Research Fellow

Dr Mohamed Ahmed Hammoud

Doctor of Philosophy
UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Medicine, Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society.
Thesis title: Emerging practices and the potential to change HIV epidemiological trends: HIV pre-exposure prophilaxis (PrEP) as a harm reduction strategy among gay and bisexual men who engage in chemsex.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Western Sydney University. MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. 
Thesis title: Can episodic memory influence initial stage of visual word recognition. 

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Engineering)
Western Sydney University. 

Epidemiology & Statistics for Public Health
UNSW Sydney

Introduction to Biostatistics
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Peer Mentoring Program 
UNSW Sydney

NIDA Presenting with Confidence
NIDA Corporate

NVIVO Certified Advance User
QSR International

Mental Health First Aid
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Certificate
Lifeline Australia

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Mohamed is a Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. He currently focuses on several clinical and behavioural COVID-19 projects, including: Investigating serological surveillance for COVID-19 in healthcare workers; a study of conserved and non-conserved immune responses in people with COVID-19 infection; and population-level surveillance investigating the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities in Australia.

Mohamed completed his PhD at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, investigating epidemiological perspectives to identify underlying factors that exacerbate HIV, STI and harms associated with drug use, and sociobehavioural perspectives to understand the context in which risk occur. His research has been used to inform a national policy change to the Australasian pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidelines, the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’, the Therapeutic Goods Act Interim Decision on Amyl Nitrite, illicit drug use and public health harm reduction campaigns. His work has been cited in the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2019 HIV update, UNODC HIV Prevention Technical Report, and WHO PrEP monitoring implementation tool. Prior to beginning his PhD research, Mohamed completed his honours degree in Cognitive Psychology at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development. His honours thesis was a true experiment-design that determined how priming effects influence initial stages of the process of visual word recognition and demonstrated episodic and semantic memory systems operate as two distinct memory structures.

Drawing on his software engineering experience, Mohamed pioneered the design and development of a research-based system by modernising outmoded research methodologies to develop a world-first automatic cohort data collection system known as FAME. Currently used by national and international researchers in clinical and behavioural research studies, FAME automatically maintains data collection, participant communication, data cleaning, and tracks changes in individual behaviours overtime.

Broad Research Areas:

Sexuality and sexual identity; Mental health. Transmission and prevention of HIV other sexually transmissible infections; Gay men's health; Sexual behaviour. Drug use and misuse. Subcultural affiliation.

Phone
+61 (02) 9385 9954

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Grulich AE; Jin F; Bavinton BR; Yeung B; Hammoud MA; Amin J; Cabrera G; Clackett S; Ogilvie E; Vaccher S; Vickers T; McNulty A; Smith DJ; Dharan NJ; Selvey C; Power C; Price K; Zablotska I; Baker DA; Bloch M; Brown K; Carmody CJ; Carr A; Chanisheff D; Doong N; Finlayson R; Lewis DA; Lusk J; Martin S; Ooi C; Read P; Ryder N; Smith D; Tuck Meng Soo C; Templeton DJ; Vlahakis E; Guy R, 2021, 'Long-term protection from HIV infection with oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in gay and bisexual men: findings from the expanded and extended EPIC-NSW prospective implementation study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 8, pp. e486 - e494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00074-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hammoud MA; Grulich A; Holt M; Maher L; Murphy D; Jin F; Bavinton B; Haire B; Ellard J; Vaccher S; Saxton P; Bourne A; Degenhardt L; Storer D; Prestage G, 2021, 'Substantial decline in use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) following introduction of COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in Australia: Results from a prospective observational study of gay and bisexual men.', J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002514
    Journal articles | 2021
    Abayasingam A; Balachandran H; Agapiou D; Hammoud M; Rodrigo C; Keoshkerian E; Li H; Brasher NA; Christ D; Rouet R; Burnet D; Grubor-Bauk B; Rawlinson W; Turville S; Aggarwal A; Stella AO; Fichter C; Brilot F; Mina M; Post JJ; Hudson B; Gilroy N; Dwyer D; Sasson SC; Tea F; Pilli D; Kelleher A; Tedla N; Lloyd AR; Martinello M; Bull RA, 2021, 'Long-term persistence of RBD+ memory B cells encoding neutralizing antibodies in SARS-CoV-2 infection', Cell Reports Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 100228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100228
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bavinton BR; Vaccher S; Jin F; Prestage GP; Holt M; Zablotska-Manos IB; Guy R; Amin J; Templeton DJ; Yeung B; Hammoud MA; Lewis D; Baker D; Dharan N; McNulty AM; Grulich AE, 2021, 'High Levels of Prevention-Effective Adherence to HIV PrEP: An Analysis of Substudy Data From the EPIC-NSW Trial', Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), vol. 87, pp. 1040 - 1047, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002691
    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
    Clackett S; Seed CR; Prestage G; Hammoud MA; Hoad V; Saxton P; Haire B; Holt M; Jin F; Bourne A; Maher L; Kaldor J, 2020, 'Attitudes and willingness to donate blood among gay and bisexual men in Australia', Transfusion, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.15768
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Maher L; Bourne A; Haire B; Saxton P; Vaccher S; Lea T; Degenhardt L; Prestage G, 2020, 'Biomedical HIV Protection Among Gay and Bisexual Men Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 24, pp. 1400 - 1413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02739-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hammoud MA; Maher L; Holt M; Degenhardt L; Jin J; Murphy D; Bavinton B; Grulich A; Lea T; Haire B; Bourne A; Saxton P; Vaccher S; Ellard J; Mackie B; Batrouney C; Bath N; Prestage G, 2020, 'Physical distancing due to COVID-19 disrupts sexual behaviours 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.0000000000002462
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keen P; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Bavinton B; Holt M; Vaccher S; Haire B; Saxton P; Jin F; Maher L; Grulich AE; Prestage G, 2020, 'Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) associated with lower HIV anxiety among gay and bisexual men in Australia who are at high risk of HIV infection', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 83, pp. 119 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002232
    Journal articles | 2020
    Philpot S; Prestage G; Holt M; Haire B; Maher L; Hammoud M; Bourne A, 2020, 'Gay and Bisexual Men’s Perceptions of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a Context of High Accessibility: An Australian Qualitative Study', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02796-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Vaccher SJ; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Lea T; Haire BG; Holt M; Saxton P; Mackie B; Badge J; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage G, 2020, 'Prevalence, frequency, and motivations for alkyl nitrite use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 76, pp. 102659 - 102659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102659
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keen P; Lee E; Grulich AE; Prestage G; Guy R; Stoove MA; Bavinton BR; Asselin J; Hammoud MA; Broady T; Duck T; Holt M, 2020, 'Sustained, low prevalence of undiagnosed HIV among gay and bisexual men in Sydney, Australia coincident with increased testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis use', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002451
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kolstee J; Holt M; Jin J; Hammoud MA; Degenhardt L; Maher L; Lea T; Prestage G, 2020, 'Characteristics of gay and bisexual men who rarely use HIV risk reduction strategies during condomless anal intercourse: Results from the FLUX national online cohort study.', PLoS One, vol. 15, pp. e0233922 - e0233922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233922
    Journal articles | 2019
    Prestage G; Maher L; Grulich A; Bourne A; Hammoud M; Vaccher S; Bavinton B; Holt M; Jin F, 2019, 'Brief Report: Changes in Behavior after PrEP Initiation among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 81, pp. 52 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001976
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Jin F; Bourne A; Maher L; Holt M; Bavinton BR; Haire B; Degenhardt L; Grulich A; Prestage GP, 2019, 'HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among gay and bisexual men in Australia and factors associated with the non-use of PrEP among eligible men', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 81, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002047
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lea T; Hammoud M; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire B; Bath N; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2019, 'Attitudes and Perceived Social Norms toward Drug Use among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 54, pp. 944 - 954, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1552302
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Jin F; Bourne A; Haire BG; Maher L; Lea T; Prestage G, 2018, 'The new MTV generation: Using methamphetamine, Truvada and Viagra to enhance sex and stay safe.', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 197 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.02.021
    Journal articles | 2018
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Maher L, 2018, 'Mental health, drug use and sexual risk behavior among gay and bisexual men', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 169 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.020
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zablotska IB; Selvey C; Guy R; Price K; Holden J; Schmidt HM; McNulty A; Smith D; Jin F; Amin J; Cooper DA; Grulich AE, 2018, 'Erratum: Correction: expanded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in communities in new South Wales, Australia (EPIC-NSW): design of an open label, single arm implementation trial (BMC public health (2018) 18 1 (210))', BMC public health, vol. 18, pp. 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5173-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zablotska IB; Selvey C; Guy R; Price K; Holden J; Schmidt HM; McNulty A; Smith D; Jin F; Amin J; Cooper DA; Grulich AE; Parkhill N; Chant K; Cooper C; Crooks L; Allen D; Baker D; Bloch M; Bopage R; Brown K; Carr A; Carmody C; Collins K; Finlayson R; Foster R; Jackson E; Lewis D; Lusk J; O'Connor C; Ryder N; Vlahakis E; Read P; Yeung B; Levitt G; Ogilvie E; Vaccher S; Hammoud M; Watchirs-Smith L; Wabe N, 2018, 'Expanded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in communities in New South Wales, Australia (EPIC-NSW): Design of an open label, single arm implementation trial', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-5018-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jin F; Hammoud MA; Maher L; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Lea T; Vaccher S; Grierson J; Haire BG; Prestage G, 2018, 'Age related prevalence and age related incidence of illicit drug use in a cohort of Australian gay and bisexual men: Results form the FLUX study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 188, pp. 175 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bui H; Zablotska-Manos I; Hammoud M; Jin F; Lea T; Bourne A; Iversen J; Bath N; Grierson J; Degenhardt L; Prestage G; Maher L, 2018, 'Prevalence and correlates of recent injecting drug use among gay and bisexual men in Australia: Results from the FLUX study', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 222 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Grulich AE; Guy R; Amin J; Jin F; Selvey C; Holden J; Schmidt HMA; Zablotska I; Price K; Whittaker B; Chant K; Cooper C; McGill S; Telfer B; Yeung B; Levitt G; Ogilvie EE; Dharan NJ; Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Watchirs-Smith L; McNulty A; Smith DJ; Allen DM; Baker D; Bloch M; Bopage RI; Brown K; Carr A; Carmody CJ; Collins KL; Finlayson R; Foster R; Jackson EY; Lewis DA; Lusk J; O'Connor CC; Ryder N; Vlahakis E; Read P; Cooper DA; Smith D; Ooi C; Martin S; Soo TM; Templeton D; Townson D; Forssman B; Doong N; Han Thai G; Anderson B; MacLeod H; Parkhill N, 2018, 'Population-level effectiveness of rapid, targeted, high-coverage roll-out of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men: the EPIC-NSW prospective cohort study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 5, pp. e629 - e637, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30215-7
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Lea T; Maher L; Grierson J; Mackie B; Pastorelli M; Batrouney C; Bath N; Bradley J; Prestage GP, 2017, 'Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) study: Implementation and baseline prevalence of drug use in an online cohort study of gay and bisexual men in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 41, pp. 41 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.11.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Lea T; Jin F; Maher L, 2017, 'Measuring drug use sensation-seeking among Australian gay and bisexual men', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 49, pp. 73 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.027
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Lea T; Maher L; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2017, 'Off-Label Use of Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor Erectile Dysfunction Medication to Enhance Sex Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia: Results From the FLUX Study', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 14, pp. 774 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.04.670
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire B; Lea T; Degenhardt L; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2017, 'Intensive sex partying with gamma-hydroxybutyrate: factors associated with using gamma-hydroxybutyrate for chemsex among Australian gay and bisexual men – results from the Flux Study', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 123 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17146
    Journal articles | 2016
    Philpot SP; Ellard J; Duncan D; Dowsett GW; Bavinton BR; Down I; Keen P; Hammoud MA; Prestage G, 2016, 'Gay and bisexual men’s interest in marriage: an Australian perspective', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 18, pp. 1347 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1184314
    Journal articles | 2015
    Prestage G; Brown G; De Wit J; Bavinton B; Fairley C; Maycock B; Batrouney C; Keen P; Down I; Hammoud M; Zablotska I, 2015, 'Understanding Gay Community Subcultures: Implications for HIV Prevention', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 19, pp. 2224 - 2233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-015-1027-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Philpot SP; Holt M; Murphy D; Haire B; Prestage G; Maher L; Bavinton BR; Hammoud MA; Jin F; Bourne A, 2021, 'Qualitative Findings on the Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Community Belonging and Mental Well-being', Qualitative Health Research, pp. 10497323211039204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10497323211039204
  • Reports | 2021
    Storer D; Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2021, Flux COVID-19 Baseline Report 2020, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia, https://6b566d82-ebf7-4962-a46f-f9908c50e869.usrfiles.com/ugd/6b566d_bc266aea51c04a66bfaabe60200a1105.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Storer D; Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2021, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 06, https://6b566d82-ebf7-4962-a46f-f9908c50e869.usrfiles.com/ugd/6b566d_1dc5f5795ad24b6c935b16c5d86533c9.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Chan C; Bavinton B; Hammoud M; Keen P; Philpot S; Holt M; Grulich A; Power C; Prestage G, 2020, The INTO? Study: Report of Results, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f04f089b1067, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_70148
    Reports | 2020
    Sutherland R; Baillie G; Memedovic S; Hammoud M; Barratt M; Bruno R; Dietze P; Ezard N; Salom C; Degenhardt L; Hughes C; Peacock A, 2020, Key findings from the 'Australians’ Drug Use: Adapting to Pandemic Threats (ADAPT)' Study, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5efbef7c8d821
    Reports | 2020
    Storer D; Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2020, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 05, https://6b566d82-ebf7-4962-a46f-f9908c50e869.usrfiles.com/ugd/6b566d_acbf4d95d74e4492bfcc33b4a1425b6c.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Storer D; Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2020, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 04, https://6b566d82-ebf7-4962-a46f-f9908c50e869.usrfiles.com/ugd/6b566d_ea3da3066d1f4302814fff65d3b2bcf7.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Storer D, 2020, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 03, internal-pdf://2036978636/Flux%20Study%20COVID19%20Monthly%20Report%2003%20-%20FINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Storer D, 2020, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 02, internal-pdf://0707504764/Flux%20Study%20COVID19%20Monthly%20Report%2002%20-%20FINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Storer D, 2020, Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 01, 01, internal-pdf://2510799444/Flux%20Study%20COVID19%20Diary%20Report%2001%20-%20Final.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2019, Non-uptake of PrEP among PrEP-eligible men in the Flux Study, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, https://04dddcfc-8d86-4f0b-96da-540c9ee0cb9f.filesusr.com/ugd/b05c5a_4efc37e49d9b40628eb7835aad6ef946.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Hammoud M; Prestage G, 2018, Blood donating histories and attitudes among MSM using Flux data, https://04dddcfc-8d86-4f0b-96da-540c9ee0cb9f.filesusr.com/ugd/b05c5a_b1cf788124eb43fa8ba7a47344adc769.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Hammoud M; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Lea T; Grierson J; Mackie B; Pastorelli M; Batrouney C; Bath N; Bradley J; Prestage G, 2016, Flux: Following Lives Undergoing Change, Gay community life, drug use, and taking care of ourselves and each other, Report 2014-15, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://www.nchecrsurveys.unsw.edu.au/flux/_assets/Flux%202015%20Annual%20Report%20(Final).pdf
  • Other | 2020
    Philpot S; Prestage G; Holt M; Haire B; Maher L; Hammoud MA; Bourne A, 2020, Erratum: Correction to: Gay and Bisexual Men's Perceptions of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a Context of High Accessibility: An Australian Qualitative Study (AIDS and behavior (2020) 24 8 (2369-2380)), Springer Science and Business Media LLC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02836-y
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Hammoud M; Grulich A; Maher L; Holt M; Degenhardt L; Jin F; Murphy D; Bavinton B; Lea T; Haire B; Bourne A; Saxton P; Vaccher S; Ellard J; Mackie B; Batrouney C; Bath N; Prestage G, 2020, 'Impact of physical distancing due to COVID-19 on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and sexual behaviour among gay and bisexual men in Australia: Implications for trends in HIV and other sexually transmissible infections', in JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Online, Vol. 23, pp. 175 - 175, presented at AIDS 2020: Virtual, Online, 06 July 2020, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000551988900336&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Theses / Dissertations | 2020
    Hammoud M, 2020, Emerging practices and the potential to change HIV epidemiological trends: Pre-exposure prophylaxis as biomedical HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men who participate in chemsex, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/64998
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Hammoud M, 2020, 'Dramatic decline in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and sexual behaviour among gay and bisexual men following COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in Australia.', presented at Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference 2020, Australia - Virtual, 16 November 2020, https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairaueprod/production-ashm-public/bef9c694fe8c4ebeb770ae1da03b1108
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Hammoud M, 2020, 'Impact of physical distancing due to COVID-19 on sexual behaviours and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among Australian gay and bisexual men: Implications for trends in HIV', presented at AIDS 2020 – 23rd International AIDS Conference, San Francisco, USA, 06 July 2020 - 10 July 2020, http://programme.aids2020.org/Abstract/Abstract/11358
    Other | 2020
    Hammoud M, 2020, ABC National News: PrEP anti-HIV medication use declines in Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic, https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020-10-16/prep-use-declines-amid-covid-pandemic/12772724
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Keen P; Lee E; Grulich A; Bavinton B; Stoove M; Guy R; Duck T; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Sustained low prevalence of undiagnosed HIV among gay and bisexual men in Sydney, NSW coincident with increased testing and PrEP use: results from repeated bio-behavioural studies, 2014-18', presented at 2019 Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019, https://ashm.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/joint-sh-and-hivaids-conferences-2019/online-program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=572bb12f-5619-46b5-a992-6f09c171075a
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Bavinton B; Bourne A; Holt M; Vaccher S; Degenhardt L; Maher L; Keen P; Haire B; Grulich A; Jin F, 2019, 'ELIGIBILITY FOR AND USE OF HIV PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS AMONG AUSTRALIAN GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN OVER TIME', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A209 - A209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.527
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Prestage G; Keen P; Hammoud M; Bourne A; Bavinton B; Holt M; Vaccher S; Saxton P; Maher L; Haire B; Jin F, 2019, 'ANXIETY ABOUT HIV AND USE OF HIV PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A209 - A210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.529
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Saxton P; Hammoud M; Andrews S; Newcombe D; Walton A; Stewart S; Te Akau R; Fisher M; Leafe K; Greenwood C; Green J; Prestage G, 2019, '"FLUX NZ": AN ONLINE NATIONAL COHORT INVESTIGATING HIV, STI AND DRUG-RELATED PRACTICES AMONG NEW ZEALAND GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A251 - A251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.631
    Other | 2019
    Hammoud M, 2019, Emerging practices and the potential to change HIV epidemiological trends: Pre-exposure prophylaxis as biomedical HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men who participate in chemsex, https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/5gm2j3/unsworks_63429
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Prestage GP; Hammoud MA; Lea T; Jin F, 2018, 'INCIDENCE AND PREDICTORS OF THE INITIATION OF AMYL NITRITE USE AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S60 - S60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000150&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Hammoud MA; Prestage GP; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire BG; Lea T; Degenhardt L; Saxton PJ; Bath N; Mackie B; Batrouney C, 2018, 'SYMPOSIUM: THE CURRENT STATE OF DRUG USE AMONG AUSTRALIAN GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG USE, INITIATION AND DEPENDENCE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S10 - S11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Prestage GP; Hammoud MA; Maher L; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Lea T; Mackie B; Bath N; Haire BG; Batrouney C; Jin F, 2018, 'INITIATION OF ILLICIT DRUG USE IN THE FLUX COHORT OF AUSTRALIAN GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S60 - S60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000151&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Vaccher SJ; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Haire BG; Lea T; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2018, 'THE NEW MTV GENERATION: USING METHAMPHETAMINE, TRUVADA AND VIAGRA TO ENHANCE SEX AND STAY SAFE', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S11 - S11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000028&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Bourne A; Haire B; Lea T; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage G, 2018, 'The new MTV generation: using methamphetamine, Truvada and Viagra to enhance sex and stay safe', in JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Vol. 21, pp. 114 - 115, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000440002700238&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Hammoud M; Philpot S, 2018, 'Why are Some Australian Gay and Bisexual Men Choosing not to Initiate PrEP?', presented at International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (Asia Pacific), Auckland, New Zealand, 01 November 2018, https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairaueprod/production-ashm-public/8fb22957a392483588d2b4052a46b028
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Hammoud M, 2018, 'What behaviours predict crystal methamphetamine dependence among gay and bisexual men in Australia?', presented at Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Auckland, New Zealand, 04 November 2018, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.12862
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Hammoud M, 2018, 'Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) used for chemsex and its association to HIV risk behaviours and overdose', presented at Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Auckland, New Zealand, 04 November 2018, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dar.12862
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Hammoud M, 2018, 'Symposium: The Current State of Drug Use Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Factors Associated with Drug Use, Initiation, and Dependence', presented at Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD), Auckland, New Zealand, 04 November 2018, https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairaueprod/production-ashm-public/b5ba25a5701844a19a5f03792b883840
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Prestage GP; Hammoud MA; Jin F, 2018, 'INCIDENCE AND PREDICTORS OF THE INITIATION OF CANNABIS USE AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 37, pp. S59 - S60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000149&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Hammoud M, 2018, 'Cross Track Session 1: Sexualised drug use among gay, bisexual and other MSM: exploring assumptions, motivations and implications.', presented at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2018, Sydney, Australia, 24 September 2018, https://ashm.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2018-australasian-hivaids-conference/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=760316af-7b19-49ec-9192-4a7cdef2ceb6
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Maher L; Lea T; Jin F, 2017, 'SELLING DRUGS AND SEX AMONG AUSTRALIAN GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, WILEY, pp. E300 - E300, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000424205700338&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Hammoud M; Jin F; Lea T; Prestage GP, 2017, 'GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN ALTERNATE WAYS OF OBTAINING ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MEDICATION AND THEIR REASONS FOR USE', Vol. 14, pp. E265 - E265, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000424205700218&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Hammoud M; Jin F; Lea T; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2017, 'OFF-LABEL USE OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MEDICATION TO ENHANCE SEX AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA', in JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, WILEY, Vol. 14, pp. E265 - E265, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000424205700219&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Hammoud M; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2017, 'PARTY DRUG USE AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOURS AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, WILEY, Vol. 14, pp. E311 - E311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.04.489
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Prestage GP; Jin F; Hammoud MA; Degenhardt L; Lea T; Grierson J; Mackie B; Pastorelli M; Batrouney C; Bath N; Bradley J; Maher L, 2016, 'PARTY DRUG USE WITHIN GAY COMMUNITY NETWORKS IN AN ONLINE COHORT OF GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 35, pp. 62 - 62, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398381500168&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Lea T; Hammoud MA; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Grierson J; Mackie B; Pastorelli M; Batrouney C; Bath N; Bradley J; Maher L; Prestage GP, 2016, 'ATTITUDES TOWARDS ILLICIT DRUG USE AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA: EVIDENCE FOR NORMALISATION?', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 35, pp. 49 - 49, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398381500132&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Hammoud M, 2016, 'Party Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behaviours among Gay and Bisexual Men', presented at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2016, Adelaide Australia, 16 November 2016, https://na.eventscloud.com/ehome/169685/475282/
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Hammoud M, 2016, 'Associations with PrEP Uptake among Gay and Bisexual Men', Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2016, Adelaide, Australia, 16 November 2016, https://na.eventscloud.com/ehome/169685/475282/
    Theses / Dissertations | 2013
    Hammoud M, 2013, Can episodic memory influence the initial stage of visual word recognition?
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Keen P; Nigro S; Callander D; Selvey C; Guy R; Bavinton B; Prestage G; Hammoud M; Kelleher A; Power C; Grulich A, 2021, 'O12.2 A novel analysis of NSW HIV surveillance data to highlight HIV prevention program impact and gaps', in HIV, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, presented at Abstracts for the STI & HIV World Congress, July 14–17 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-sti.117
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Bavinton BR; Hammoud MA; Chan C; Holt M; Maher L; Haire B; Murphy D; Ellard J; Lea T; Prestage GP; Grp FR, 2020, 'DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN AUSTRALIAN GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN PRIOR TO AND DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS', in SEXUAL HEALTH, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Vol. 17, pp. XVIII - XVIII, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000598625300027&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Prestage GP; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire BG; Lea T, 2018, 'INCIDENCE AND PREDICTORS OF THE INITIATION OF METHAMPHETAMINE USE AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. S11 - S11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000449495000029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    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
    Abayasingam A; Balachandran H; Agapiou D; Hammoud M; Rodrigo C; Keoshkerian E; Li H; Brasher NA; Christ D; Rouet R; Burnet D; Grubor-Bauk B; Rawlinson W; Turville S; Aggarwal A; Stella AO; Fichter C; Brilot F; Mina M; Post JJ; Hudson B; Gilroy N; Dwyer D; Sasson SC; Tea F; Pilli D; Kelleher A; Tedla N; Lloyd AR; Martinello M; Bull RA, 2021, 'Long-term persistence of RBD+ memory B cells encoding neutralizing antibodies in SARS-CoV-2 infection', Cell Reports Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 100228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100228
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hammoud MA; Grulich A; Holt M; Maher L; Murphy D; Jin F; Bavinton B; Haire B; Ellard J; Vaccher S; Saxton P; Bourne A; Degenhardt L; Storer D; Prestage G, 2021, 'Substantial decline in use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) following introduction of COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in Australia: Results from a prospective observational study of gay and bisexual men.', J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002514
    Journal articles | 2021
    Philpot SP; Holt M; Murphy D; Haire B; Prestage G; Maher L; Bavinton BR; Hammoud MA; Jin F; Bourne A, 2021, 'Qualitative Findings on the Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Community Belonging and Mental Well-being', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 31, pp. 2414 - 2425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10497323211039204
    Journal articles | 2021
    Grulich AE; Jin F; Bavinton BR; Yeung B; Hammoud MA; Amin J; Cabrera G; Clackett S; Ogilvie E; Vaccher S; Vickers T; McNulty A; Smith DJ; Dharan NJ; Selvey C; Power C; Price K; Zablotska I; Baker DA; Bloch M; Brown K; Carmody CJ; Carr A; Chanisheff D; Doong N; Finlayson R; Lewis DA; Lusk J; Martin S; Ooi C; Read P; Ryder N; Smith D; Tuck Meng Soo C; Templeton DJ; Vlahakis E; Guy R, 2021, 'Long-term protection from HIV infection with oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in gay and bisexual men: findings from the expanded and extended EPIC-NSW prospective implementation study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 8, pp. e486 - e494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00074-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bavinton BR; Vaccher S; Jin F; Prestage GP; Holt M; Zablotska-Manos IB; Guy R; Amin J; Templeton DJ; Yeung B; Hammoud MA; Lewis D; Baker D; Dharan N; McNulty AM; Grulich AE, 2021, 'High Levels of Prevention-Effective Adherence to HIV PrEP: An Analysis of Substudy Data From the EPIC-NSW Trial', Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), vol. 87, pp. 1040 - 1047, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002691
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keen P; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Bavinton B; Holt M; Vaccher S; Haire B; Saxton P; Jin F; Maher L; Grulich AE; Prestage G, 2020, 'Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) associated with lower HIV anxiety among gay and bisexual men in Australia who are at high risk of HIV infection', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 83, pp. 119 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002232
    Journal articles | 2020
    Vaccher SJ; Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Lea T; Haire BG; Holt M; Saxton P; Mackie B; Badge J; Jin F; Maher L; Prestage G, 2020, 'Prevalence, frequency, and motivations for alkyl nitrite use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 76, pp. 102659 - 102659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102659
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Maher L; Bourne A; Haire B; Saxton P; Vaccher S; Lea T; Degenhardt L; Prestage G, 2020, 'Biomedical HIV Protection Among Gay and Bisexual Men Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 24, pp. 1400 - 1413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02739-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hammoud MA; Maher L; Holt M; Degenhardt L; Jin J; Murphy D; Bavinton B; Grulich A; Lea T; Haire B; Bourne A; Saxton P; Vaccher S; Ellard J; Mackie B; Batrouney C; Bath N; Prestage G, 2020, 'Physical distancing due to COVID-19 disrupts sexual behaviours 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.0000000000002462
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kolstee J; Holt M; Jin J; Hammoud MA; Degenhardt L; Maher L; Lea T; Prestage G, 2020, 'Characteristics of gay and bisexual men who rarely use HIV risk reduction strategies during condomless anal intercourse: Results from the FLUX national online cohort study.', PLoS One, vol. 15, pp. e0233922 - e0233922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233922
    Journal articles | 2020
    Philpot S; Prestage G; Holt M; Haire B; Maher L; Hammoud M; Bourne A, 2020, 'Gay and Bisexual Men’s Perceptions of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a Context of High Accessibility: An Australian Qualitative Study', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-02796-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keen P; Lee E; Grulich AE; Prestage G; Guy R; Stoove MA; Bavinton BR; Asselin J; Hammoud MA; Broady T; Duck T; Holt M, 2020, 'Sustained, low prevalence of undiagnosed HIV among gay and bisexual men in Sydney, Australia coincident with increased testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis use', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002451
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clackett S; Seed CR; Prestage G; Hammoud MA; Hoad V; Saxton P; Haire B; Holt M; Jin F; Bourne A; Maher L; Kaldor J, 2020, 'Attitudes and willingness to donate blood among gay and bisexual men in Australia', Transfusion, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.15768
    Journal articles | 2019
    Prestage G; Maher L; Grulich A; Bourne A; Hammoud M; Vaccher S; Bavinton B; Holt M; Jin F, 2019, 'Brief Report: Changes in Behavior after PrEP Initiation among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 81, pp. 52 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001976
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Jin F; Bourne A; Maher L; Holt M; Bavinton BR; Haire B; Degenhardt L; Grulich A; Prestage GP, 2019, 'HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among gay and bisexual men in Australia and factors associated with the non-use of PrEP among eligible men', JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 81, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002047
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lea T; Hammoud M; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire B; Bath N; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2019, 'Attitudes and Perceived Social Norms toward Drug Use among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 54, pp. 944 - 954, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1552302
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zablotska IB; Selvey C; Guy R; Price K; Holden J; Schmidt HM; McNulty A; Smith D; Jin F; Amin J; Cooper DA; Grulich AE, 2018, 'Erratum: Correction: expanded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in communities in new South Wales, Australia (EPIC-NSW): design of an open label, single arm implementation trial (BMC public health (2018) 18 1 (210))', BMC public health, vol. 18, pp. 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5173-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zablotska IB; Selvey C; Guy R; Price K; Holden J; Schmidt HM; McNulty A; Smith D; Jin F; Amin J; Cooper DA; Grulich AE; Parkhill N; Chant K; Cooper C; Crooks L; Allen D; Baker D; Bloch M; Bopage R; Brown K; Carr A; Carmody C; Collins K; Finlayson R; Foster R; Jackson E; Lewis D; Lusk J; O'Connor C; Ryder N; Vlahakis E; Read P; Yeung B; Levitt G; Ogilvie E; Vaccher S; Hammoud M; Watchirs-Smith L; Wabe N, 2018, 'Expanded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation in communities in New South Wales, Australia (EPIC-NSW): Design of an open label, single arm implementation trial', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-5018-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bui H; Zablotska-Manos I; Hammoud M; Jin F; Lea T; Bourne A; Iversen J; Bath N; Grierson J; Degenhardt L; Prestage G; Maher L, 2018, 'Prevalence and correlates of recent injecting drug use among gay and bisexual men in Australia: Results from the FLUX study', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 222 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Jin F; Bourne A; Haire BG; Maher L; Lea T; Prestage G, 2018, 'The new MTV generation: Using methamphetamine, Truvada and Viagra to enhance sex and stay safe.', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 197 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.02.021
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jin F; Hammoud MA; Maher L; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Lea T; Vaccher S; Grierson J; Haire BG; Prestage G, 2018, 'Age related prevalence and age related incidence of illicit drug use in a cohort of Australian gay and bisexual men: Results form the FLUX study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 188, pp. 175 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Grulich AE; Guy R; Amin J; Jin F; Selvey C; Holden J; Schmidt HMA; Zablotska I; Price K; Whittaker B; Chant K; Cooper C; McGill S; Telfer B; Yeung B; Levitt G; Ogilvie EE; Dharan NJ; Hammoud MA; Vaccher S; Watchirs-Smith L; McNulty A; Smith DJ; Allen DM; Baker D; Bloch M; Bopage RI; Brown K; Carr A; Carmody CJ; Collins KL; Finlayson R; Foster R; Jackson EY; Lewis DA; Lusk J; O'Connor CC; Ryder N; Vlahakis E; Read P; Cooper DA; Smith D; Ooi C; Martin S; Soo TM; Templeton D; Townson D; Forssman B; Doong N; Han Thai G; Anderson B; MacLeod H; Parkhill N, 2018, 'Population-level effectiveness of rapid, targeted, high-coverage roll-out of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men: the EPIC-NSW prospective cohort study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 5, pp. e629 - e637, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30215-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Maher L, 2018, 'Mental health, drug use and sexual risk behavior among gay and bisexual men', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 169 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Bourne A; Maher L; Jin F; Haire B; Lea T; Degenhardt L; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2017, 'Intensive sex partying with gamma-hydroxybutyrate: factors associated with using gamma-hydroxybutyrate for chemsex among Australian gay and bisexual men – results from the Flux Study', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 123 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17146
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Lea T; Maher L; Grierson J; Prestage G, 2017, 'Off-Label Use of Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor Erectile Dysfunction Medication to Enhance Sex Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia: Results From the FLUX Study', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 14, pp. 774 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.04.670
    Journal articles | 2017
    Prestage G; Hammoud M; Lea T; Jin F; Maher L, 2017, 'Measuring drug use sensation-seeking among Australian gay and bisexual men', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 49, pp. 73 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.027
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hammoud MA; Jin F; Degenhardt L; Lea T; Maher L; Grierson J; Mackie B; Pastorelli M; Batrouney C; Bath N; Bradley J; Prestage GP, 2017, 'Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) study: Implementation and baseline prevalence of drug use in an online cohort study of gay and bisexual men in Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 41, pp. 41 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.11.012
    Journal articles | 2016
    Philpot SP; Ellard J; Duncan D; Dowsett GW; Bavinton BR; Down I; Keen P; Hammoud MA; Prestage G, 2016, 'Gay and bisexual men’s interest in marriage: an Australian perspective', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 18, pp. 1347 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1184314
    Journal articles | 2015
    Prestage G; Brown G; De Wit J; Bavinton B; Fairley C; Maycock B; Batrouney C; Keen P; Down I; Hammoud M; Zablotska I, 2015, 'Understanding Gay Community Subcultures: Implications for HIV Prevention', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 19, pp. 2224 - 2233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-015-1027-9

Awards

2021 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses
The Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses recognises PhD graduates who have been commended by their thesis examiners. 

2020 Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 
Most outstanding first author paper by a Kirby Institute student in a peer-reviewed journal

Full conference scholarship
International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections, Dublin, Ireland

Earlier Career Scientific Researcher Award - Stream C
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

Full scholarship to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

Deans Merit Award for outstanding grades in 2011 and 2012
Western Sydney University

Grants

To date, Mohamed has attracted over $2.8 million in research funds. 

NHMRC Partnership Project
Implementing population-specific psychosocial interventions to optimise treatment, care and support among men who have sex with men who use methamphetamine

NSW Health BRISE
Impact of COVID-19 on HIV, STI, and mental health among gay and bisexual men in Australia. 

Gilead Sciences Australia: Fellowship Research Grant
Non-uptake of PrEP among PrEP-eligible men in the Flux Study

NSW Health: Prevention Research Support Program
Behavioural Prevention of Infectious Diseases

Department of Health: Drug and Alcohol Program
A pilot study for an online cohort of drug use, mental and physical health among lesbian, bisexual and queer women.

Kirby Institute Emerging Investigators Grant
Measuring event-level chemsex and their associated harms among Australian gay and bisexual: A pilot study

Postdoctoral Research Grant
HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men who engage in chemsex.

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Society Memberships & Professional Activities
ACON Human Research Ethics Review Committee 

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