Dr Nathanael Wells
Research Associate

Dr Nathanael Wells

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Nathanael is a medical anthropologist and research associate at the Kirby Institute. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork (physical and digital), Nathanael's PhD research explored the use of PrEP among MSM in Melbourne, Australia. His PhD examined how through shifting perceptions of sexual risk and safety, PrEP enabled users new possibilities for experiencing sexual pleasure and intimacy. Nathanael has a particular interest in understanding sexual health beyond the prevention of STIs. Prior to his PhD, Nathanael's honours thesis examine racial stereotypes among self-identified Asian gay men and how these stereotypes affect interactions with the broader gay community.

Nathanael's research interest include: sexual health; HIV prevention; HIV-related stigma; LGBTIQ health, sexuality and gender.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hammoud MA; Wells N; Holt M; Bavinton B; Jin F; Maher L; Philpot S; Haire B; Degenhardt L; Bourne A; Saxton P; Keen P; Storer D; Prestage G, 2022, 'COVID-19 Testing in a Weekly Cohort Study of Gay and Bisexual Men: The Impact of Health-Seeking Behaviors and Social Connection', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-022-03831-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peart A; Wells N; Yu ML; Brown T, 2022, '‘It became quite a complex dynamic’: The experiences of occupational therapy practice educators' move to digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 69, pp. 38 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12767
    Journal articles | 2022
    Philpot SP; Murphy D; Prestage G; Wells N; On B, 2022, 'Using social media as a platform to publicly disclose HIV status among people living with HIV: Control, identity, informing public dialogue', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 44, pp. 881 - 898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13469
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wells N; Philpot SP; Murphy D; Ellard J; Howard C; Rule J; Fairley C; Prestage G; Brown G; Jin J; Kaldor J; Guy R; Grulich A; Mao L; Donovan B; Persson A; Medland N; Clifton B; Hilton P; Hammoud M; Malhotra S; Bastian L, 2022, 'Belonging, social connection and non-clinical care: Experiences of HIV peer support among recently diagnosed people living with HIV in Australia', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13886
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wells N; Prestage G; Murphy D; Medland N; Mao L; Howard C; Fairley C; Brown G; Philpot SP, 2022, 'Patient-centred approaches to providing care at HIV diagnosis: perspectives from healthcare and peer-support workers', Sexual Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/sh22052
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Gunatillaka N; Russell G; Nielsen S; O'Donnell R; Lam T; Skouteris H; Ball L; Barton C; Jacka D; Tam M; Mazza D; Rowe C; Wells N; Sturgiss L, 2020, 'A qualitative study of clinicians and patients exploring how alcohol brief interventions can be better embedded in routine general practice', in AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. XVI - XVI, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000556425700036&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1