Researcher

Dr Benjamin Robert Bavinton

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Biography

Benjamin has worked at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, since 2010 and is currently a research fellow. The focus of his research is the behavioural and epidemiological aspects of HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Both in Australia and internationally, he has worked in HIV prevention for over a decade in the areas of community education, policy, capacity development, and...view more

Benjamin has worked at the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, since 2010 and is currently a research fellow. The focus of his research is the behavioural and epidemiological aspects of HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Both in Australia and internationally, he has worked in HIV prevention for over a decade in the areas of community education, policy, capacity development, and research. He was Project Leader of the Opposites Attract Study, an international cohort study of HIV treatment-as-prevention in male serodiscordant couples. He is currently conducting projects on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), identifying gaps in HIV prevention in Australia, and sexual behaviour among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. 


My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW, 2017), Masters of Public Health (UNSW, 2011), BA Psyc Hons (University of Wollongong, 2003)


My Awards

2019: Aileen Plant Memorial Prize for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Available to supervise: ILP, Masters, and PhD

Broad topic areas: HIV prevention and epidemiology, sexual health, sexual behaviour, gay and bisexual men, gay relationships, and trans and gender diverse people

Methods: Quantitative surveys and qualitative interview methods


Currently supervising

I currently supervise four PhD candidates.

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Location

Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society

Contact

+61 (0)2 9385 0900
+61 (0)2 9385 0920