Fields of Research (FoR)Sociology, Health services and systems, Sociology of health, Sexualities
Anthony K J Smith is a Research Associate (Level A) at the Centre for Social Research in Health, employed on a 3-year postdoctoral position. In this position he is working on the NSW PRISM project to investigate HIV stigma amongst gay and bisexual men, and on an NHMRC-funded project exploring how to expand the Gay Community Periodic Survey to other priority populations. Anthony has been at CSRH since 2018, where he has been conducting social...view more
Anthony K J Smith is a Research Associate (Level A) at the Centre for Social Research in Health, employed on a 3-year postdoctoral position. In this position he is working on the NSW PRISM project to investigate HIV stigma amongst gay and bisexual men, and on an NHMRC-funded project exploring how to expand the Gay Community Periodic Survey to other priority populations. Anthony has been at CSRH since 2018, where he has been conducting social research on health, gender and sexuality, especially related to HIV prevention, surveillance, and clinical care; bioethics in HIV surveillance; and digital health. He uses qualitative methodologies, particularly interviews and thematic analysis.
Anthony is an Editorial Advisory Board member for Health Sociology Review (2020-present), a current member of the ACON Research Ethics Review Committee (2020-present) and is a member of the National Program Committee for the 2022 ASHM HIV & Sexual Health Conferences. Anthony has also been involved with The Australian Sociological Association, including as the Postgraduate Portfolio Leader (2020 - 2021), a member of the Postgraduate Sub-Committee (2019-2020), and a co-convener of the Health thematic group (2019-2021).
Anthony submitted his PhD thesis, 'PrEP in Practice: a sociology study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis prescribing' in August 2022. He was supervised by Martin Holt, Bridget Haire, and Christy Newman, and he was the recipient of a Scientia PhD scholarship. His PhD investigated doctor and nurse perspectives of prescribing HIV PrEP in New South Wales and Western Australia. Through multiple qualitative methods, the study explored how clinicians engage with new areas of practice, as well as understanding how clinicians negotiate science, clinical guidelines, uncertainty, risk, and the complex lives of patients.
Anthony has also worked across a number of other projects, including:
- Collaborations with Assistant Professor Stephen Molldrem at the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.
- Evidence and Implementing Interventions in a Viral Elimination Era (Research Officer)
- Trust in Digital Health (Research Officer)
- 'Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health' special issue of Health Sociology Review (Guest co-editor)
- my health, our family: documenting stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C (Research Officer)
- Enhancing Tasmanian Health Professionals’ Capacity for LGBTI-Inclusive Care (University of Tasmania; Research Assistant)
- Understanding disparities in PrEP Access (Research Officer)
BA Philosophy and BA Theatre & Drama, Murdoch University
BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing, Murdoch University
GradCert Human Rights (with distinction), Curtin University
UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (2018-2022)
ASHM Early Career Award (2020)
ADA HDR Research Output Award (2020-2022)
Seminar Details: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/centre-social-research-health/events/seminar-christy-newman-martin-holt-anthony-k-j-smith