Researcher

Professor Martin Holt

My Expertise

HIV prevention, particularly with gay and bisexual men; trends in sexual behaviour; social and behavioural research on HIV; use of biomedical prevention methods, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV treatment as prevention; use of technology (such as the internet or biomedical technology) by gay and bisexual men.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Professor Martin Holt specialises in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. A social scientist by training, he has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003. He is currently focused on the impact of new forms of HIV prevention, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention, on community norms, attitudes and practices. 

Martin leads the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, the main part of...view more

Professor Martin Holt specialises in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. A social scientist by training, he has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003. He is currently focused on the impact of new forms of HIV prevention, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention, on community norms, attitudes and practices. 

Martin leads the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, the main part of Australia's behavioural surveillance system for HIV. He leads a longitudinal study of the social aspects of biomedical HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men (the PrEPARE project) and the COUNT study of undiagnosed HIV infection. COUNT will be conducted in Sydney in 2018 (funded by a NHMRC Partnership Project). He is a chief investigator on a range of other projects, including:

Martin is actively involved with the HIV sector, gay community organisations, and the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH). In 2013 he became a Deputy Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society. In 2015 he was a Visiting Fellow at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies in San Francisco. In 2017 he was the national co-convenor of the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference and in 2018 he is the co-chair of the 2018 ASSHH conference, to be held in Amsterdam, prior to the International AIDS Conference.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

HIV prevention, particularly with gay and bisexual men; trends in sexual behaviour; social and behavioural research on HIV; use of biomedical prevention methods, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV treatment as prevention; use of technology (such as the internet or biomedical technology) by gay and bisexual men.


Currently supervising

Johann Kolstee, How are changing knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about risk reduction strategies affecting the sexual behaviour of GBM in Australia?

James MacGibbon, Adaptation to and incorporation of HIV PrEP by Australian gay men in non-monogamous relationships.

Completed:

Nga Thi Thu Vu, Sex, drugs and health of men who have sex with men in Vietnam, completed 2017.

Anthony Bains, A shifting landscape: Exploring HIV-positive gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of ‘HIV treatment as prevention’ in Australia, completed 2016.

Damian Conway, Point-of-care HIV testing for men who have sex with men in sexual health clinics in Sydney, New South Wales, completed 2015.

Denton Callander, Just a preference: exploring concepts of race among gay men looking for sex or dates online, completed 2013.

Jan Mietinen, Talk about sex? How HIV-positive gay men talk about sex with their doctors/health care providers, completed 2010.

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Location

John Goodsell building
Kensington campus
The University of New South Wales
NSW 2052
Australia

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Contact

+61 2 9385 6410
+61 2 9385 6455

Videos

Public lecture given during Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017
The challenges and opportunities of new technologies: examples from HIV social and behavioural research; 2016 SiREN Symposium in Perth, WA
A/Prof Martin Holt presenting data on gay men's HIV risk reduction strategies at AIDS 2014.
A/Prof Martin Holt presents preliminary findings from the COUNT study of undiagnosed HIV (CSRH Seminar, 10th September 2014)
Sex Lecture - Antiretroviral sex: the transformation of safe sex?
2016 SiREN Symposium. Martin Holt
Consistent and inconsistent use of HIV risk reduction strategies by Australian gay...
Preliminary findings from the COUNT study