Dr Denton Callander

Adjunct Lecturer
BA(Hons), BMT Honours (Music Therapy), PhD
Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

02 9385 9958
02 9385 0891
Kensington Campus

Denton's work focuses on sex, sexualities and sexual health.  His primary research is in the areas of epidemiology, social psychology, and sociology.  Denton's current projects range from clinical interventions in primary care, to interview research with male sex workers and their clients, and a national sexual health surveillance network.  Denton is also a Research Fellow with the Kirby Institute of Infection and Immunity in Society.  

Research

Denton joined the Kirby Institute in 2011.  He works on a diverse set of projects, employing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in the areas of sexualities, clinical interventions, public health and epidemiology.  Denton is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Social Research in Health.

For more information on Denton's work, visit his website, view his profile on Google Scholar, and follow his Twitter feed.   

Publications

    Book Chapters

    Journal articles

    • Chow EP F;Fairley CK;Callander D;Donovan B;Guy R;Chen MY, 2017, 'Reply to Kenyon.', Clin Infect Dis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix905
    • Callander D;McManus H;Guy R;Hellard M;O’Connor CC;Fairley CK;Chow EP F;McNulty A;Lewis DA;Carmody C;Schmidt H-MA;Kim J;Donovan B, 2017, 'Rising Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Incidence and Associated Risk Factors Among Female Sex Workers in Australia', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000714
    • Persson AS;Newman CE;Manolas P;Holt M;Callander D;Gordon T;de Wit J, 2017, 'Challenging perceptions of “straight”: Heterosexual men who have sex with men and the cultural politics of sexual identity categories', Men and Masculinities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17718586
    • Chow EP F;Callander D;Fairley CK;Zhang L;Donovan B;Guy R;Lewis DA;Hellard M;Read P;Ward A;Chen MY;Kaldor J;Grulich A;Marshall L;O'Connor C;Wilson D;Dickson B;Ali H;Smith LW;Jackson E;Russell D;Vhalkis E;Gunathilake M;Nikitas A;O'Sullivan M;Allen D;Ryder N;Brown K;Smith D;Paramsothy Y;Palmer C;Davies S;McNulty A;Menon A;Parker A, 2017, 'Increased Syphilis Testing of Men Who Have Sex With Men: Greater Detection of Asymptomatic Early Syphilis and Relative Reduction in Secondary Syphilis', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 65, pp. 389 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix326
    • Prestage G;Bavinton B;Callander D;Philpot SP;Zablotska I;Kolstee J;Keen P;Bradley J;Jin F, 2017, 'Australian gay and bisexual men's online preferences about sex with HIV-positive partners', Sexual Health, vol. 14, pp. 221 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16191
    • Ali H;McManus H;O Connor CC;Callander D;Kong M;Graham S;Saulo D;Fairley CK;Regan DG;Grulich A;Low N;Guy RJ;Donovan B, 2017, 'Human papillomavirus vaccination and genital warts in young indigenous Australians: National sentinel surveillance data', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 206, pp. 204 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00597
    • Keen P;Conway DP;Cunningham P;McNulty A;Couldwell DL;Davies SC;Smith DE;Gray J;Holt M;O'Connor CC;Read P;Callander D;Prestage G;Guy R, 2017, 'Multi-centre field evaluation of the performance of the Trinity Biotech Uni-Gold HIV 1/2 rapid test as a first-line screening assay for gay and bisexual men compared with 4th generation laboratory imm', Journal of Clinical Virology, vol. 86, pp. 46 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2016.11.006
    • Callander D;Read P;Prestage G;Minichiello V;Chow EP F;Lewis DA;McNulty A;Ali H;Hellard M;Guy R;Donovan B, 2017, 'A cross-sectional study of HIV and STIs among male sex workers attending Australian sexual health clinics', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 93, pp. 299 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2016-052578
    • Callander D;Stoové M;Carr A;Hoy JF;Petoumenos K;Hellard M;Elliot J;Templeton DJ;Liaw S;Wilson DP;Grulich A;Cooper DA;Pedrana A;Donovan B;McMahon J;Prestage G;Holt M;Fairley CK;McKellar-Stewart N;Ruth S;Asselin J;Keen P;Cooper C;Allan B;Kaldor JM;Guy R, 2016, 'A longitudinal cohort study of HIV 'treatment as prevention' in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: The Treatment with Antiretrovirals and their Impact on Positive And Negative men (TAI', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-2073-2
    • Down I;Prestage G;Ellard J;Triffitt K;Brown G;Callander D, 2016, 'Australian gay men describe the details of their HIV infection through a cross-sectional web-based survey', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.5707
    • Callander D, 2016, 'Hyper sexual, hyper masculine? Gender, race and sexuality in the identities of contemporary black men', SEX EDUCATION-SEXUALITY SOCIETY AND LEARNING, vol. 16, pp. 451 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2015.1091215
    • Callander D;Prestage G;Ellard J;Triffitt K;Brown G;Down I, 2016, 'The Road Less Travelled: Exploring Gay and Bisexual Men’s Explanations of ‘Uncommon’ Routes of HIV Transmission', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 20, pp. 2266 - 2274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-016-1289-x
    • Callander D;Holt M;Newman CE, 2016, '‘Not everyone’s gonna like me’: Accounting for race and racism in sex and dating web services for gay and bisexual men', Ethnicities, vol. 16, pp. 3 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468796815581428
    • Minichiello V;Scott J;Callander D, 2015, 'A new public health context to understand male sex work', BMC public health, vol. 15, pp. 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1498-7
    • Callander D;Newman CE;Holt M, 2015, 'Is Sexual Racism Really Racism? Distinguishing Attitudes Toward Sexual Racism and Generic Racism Among Gay and Bisexual Men', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 44, pp. 1991 - 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-015-0487-3
    • Callander D;Bourne C;Pell C;Finlayson R;Forssman B;Baker D;De Wit J;Hocking J;Stoové M;Donovan B;Kaldor J;Guy R, 2015, 'Recording the sexual orientation of male patients attending general practice', Family Practice, vol. 32, pp. 35 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmu061
    • Callander D;Senn C, 2013, 'Examining the Role of Relationships, Body Image, Closeness to HIV/AIDS, and HIV Optimism in the Sexual Risks of Young Men Who Have Sex With Men', Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, vol. 12, pp. 205 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15381501.2013.790869
    • Callander D;Hold M;Newman C, 2013, 'Is online sexual racism really racism?', CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY, vol. 15, pp. S289 - S289, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000322695800205&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Minichiello V;Scott J;Callander D, 2013, 'New pleasures and old dangers: Reinventing male sex work', Journal of Sex Research, vol. 50, pp. 263 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2012.760189
    • Callander D;Baker D;Chen M;Guy R, 2013, 'Including syphilis testing as part of standard hiv management checks and improved syphilis screening in primary care', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 40, pp. 338 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828052c5
    • Brener L;Ellard J;Murphy D;Callander D, 2013, 'Perceptions and deflections: Associations between attitudes towards people with hepatitis C and testing for hepatitis C among Australian gay and bisexual men', Sexual Health, vol. 10, pp. 268 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH12179
    • Brener L;Callander D;de Wit J;Slavin S, 2013, 'Experiences of HIV stigma: The role of visible symptoms, HIV centrality and community attachment for people living with HIV', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.752784
    • Holt M;Murphy D;Callander D;Ellard J;Rosengarten M;Kippax S;De Wit J, 2013, 'HIV-negative and HIV-positive gay men's attitudes to medicines, HIV treatments and antiretroviral-based prevention', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 17, pp. 2156 - 2161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-012-0313-z
    • Callander D;Holt M;Newman CE, 2012, 'Just a preference: Racialised language in the sex-seeking profiles of gay and bisexual men', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 14, pp. 1049 - 1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2012.714799
    • Holt M;Murphy DA;Callander D;Ellard J;Rosengarten M;Kippax SC;De Wit JB F, 2012, 'Willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the likelihood of decreased condom use are both associated with unprotected anal intercourse and the perceived likelihood of becoming HIV positive a', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 88, pp. 258 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2011-050312

    Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

    Reports

    • Newman CE;Persson A;de Wit J;Holt M;Callander D;Schmidt HM;Gordon T;Manolas P;Rutherford A;Ooi C, 2016, BRISE StraightMSM Study: Understanding expert views on defining and reaching heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men for health promotion and care, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/research/projects/straight-msm/
    • Callander DJ;Cox C;Schmidt H;Donovan B, 2016, Sex worker health surveillance: a report to the New South Wales Ministry of Health, Blood Borne Viruses & Sexually Transmissible Infections Research, Intervention and Strategic Evaluat, http://www.brise.com.au/sites/default/files/documents/SurveillanceReport2016.pdf
    • Callander DJ;watchirs smith L;Moriera C;Asselin J;Donovan B;Guy R, 2015, Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood Borne Viruses: NSW HIV Report 2007-2014, NSW Ministry of Health
    • Callander D;Donovan B;Guy R, 2015, The Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood Borne Viruses: New South Wales STI Report 2007-2014, New South Wales Ministry of Health
    • Callander DJ;Bourne C;Pell C;Baker D;Forssman B;Gowers A;Tee B;Kefalas B;Duck T;Roberts A;Stoove M;Hocking J;de Wit J;Kaldor J;Donovan B;Guy R, 2015, An initiative to enhance STI testing in gay men: The eTEST Project Final report, Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/hiv/attachment/The%20eTEST%20Project%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf
    • Butler T;Callander D;Simpson MA, 2015, National Prison Entrants' Bloodborne Virus and Risk Behaviour Survey Report 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013, The Kirby Institute, Sydney
    • Callander DJ;Ali H;Watchirs Smith L;Donovan B;Guy R, 2014, The Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood Borne Viruses: New South Wales HIV Report 2007 - 2013, New South Wales Ministry of Health
    • Conway DP;Holt M;Atkinson M;Marshall L;McCloskey J;Langdon P;Callander D;Guy RJ, 2013, A review of sexual health services for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Western Australia: Survey Report July 2013, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, http://www.kirby.unsw.edu.au/publications/washs-project-survey-report-july-2013
    • Butler T;Lim D;Callander DJ, 2011, National Prison Entrants' Bloodborne Virus & Risk Behaviour Survey 2004, 2007, and 2010, Sydney NSW

    Other

    Conference Posters

    • Callander DJ;Bourne C;Finlayson R;Pell C;Baker D;Gowers A;Tee B;Stoové M;Donovan B;Katon L;de Wit J;Kaldor J;Guy R, 2014, 'High rates of delays HIV diagnosis among men how have sex with men attending primary care suggests the need for health promotion strategies', in High rates of delays HIV diagnosis among men how have sex with men attending primary care suggests the need for health promotion strategies, World AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at World AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 21 - 25 July 2014, http://static.squarespace.com/static/515fabbee4b0d5cb924aa602/t/53c5c997e4b01886bc5514e1/1405471127819/AIDS%202014%20poster%2016Ju14.pdf
    • Callander DJ;Bourne C;Ramanathan V;de Wit J;Guy R, 2013, 'The challenges of introducing a software-based intervention to increase STI and HIV testing among gay and bisexual men', in The challenges of introducing a software-based intervention to increase STI and HIV testing among gay and bisexual men, STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, presented at STI & AIDS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 14 - 17 July 2013
    • Callander DJ;Holt M;Newman C, 2013, 'Preference or prejudice: Exploring and challenging race-based attraction among gay and bisexual men in Australia', in Preference or prejudice: Exploring and challenging race-based attraction among gay and bisexual men in Australia, 9th conference of the International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture and Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, presented at 9th conference of the International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture and Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 - 31 August 2014
    • Callander DJ;Senn C, 2011, 'Risky and relationships: Exploring factors associated with sexual risk taking among men who have sex with men', in Risky and relationships: Exploring factors associated with sexual risk taking among men who have sex with men, 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Adelaide, Australia, presented at 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Adelaide, Australia, 18 - 14 April 2011

    Theses / Dissertations

    Conference Presentations

    • Newman CE;Persson A;de Wit J;Holt M;Callander D;Schmidt HM A;Gordon T;Manolas P;Rutherford A;Ooi C, 2016, 'Ever at the margins? Expert views on the challenges of defining and reaching heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men for health promotion and care', presented at 14th Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Related Diseases, Sydney, 31 March - 01 April 2016
    • Newman CE;Persson A;de Wit J;Holt M;Callander D;Schmidt HM A;Gordon T;Manolas P;Ooi C;Rutherford A, 2016, '‘The Secrecy is Immense’: Expert Views on Engaging Heterosexually-Identified Men Who Have Sex with Men With Sexual Health Promotion and Care', presented at 2017 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Adelaide, 14 - 16 November 2016
    • Callander D;Newman CE;Prestage G;Donovan B;Minichello V, 2015, 'Advocacy, scepticism and ambivalence: Exploring online discourses of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among male sex workers and their clients', presented at New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC5), Auckland, 07 - 09 December 2015
    • Callander DJ;Holt M;Newman C, 2013, 'Is sexual racism really racism?', presented at International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture and Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 - 31 August 2013
    • Callander DJ;Holt M;Newman C, 2012, 'How gay and bisexual men approach and navigate concepts related to race when they go looking for sex or dates online', presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, UK, 18 - 20 April 2012
    • Callander DJ;Baker D;Chen M;Guy R, 2012, 'Including syphilis testing as a standard part of HIV management checks in primary care can increase syphilis testing rates among gay men living with HIV in Sydney, Australia', presented at Australian Society of HIV Medicine Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 17 - 19 October 2012
    • Callander DJ;Newman C;Holt M, 2011, 'Just a preference: Exploring ‘online sexual racism’ and its relationship to sexual-risk-taking among gay and bisexual men in Australia', presented at Australasian Society of HIV Medicine Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 25 - 30 July 2011

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