Mr Anthony K J Smith

Postgraduate Research

Research Areas: HIV & Sexual Health Risk & Risk Reduction, Sexuality, Health & Education

Research Topic: Understanding Personal, Social and Community Effects of Biomedical HIV Prevention
Supervisors: Prof Martin Holt, A/Prof Christy Newman

Additional Supervisors: Dr Bridget Haire, The Kirby Institute

Anthony has a background working in a peer-based gay men's sexual health clinic. He is passionate about HIV, sexual health, the history of sexuality, feminist and continental philosophy, and broader social justice praxis. Anthony has just completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights (Curtin University), and holds from Murdoch University, a BA (Honours) in English & Creative Writing, along with a double degree; a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Theatre/Drama.

At this stage Anthony is beginning his Ph.D. project, which will examine some aspects of the social transformations that are occurring with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention (TasP) in the way that HIV prevention is practiced. He envisages a project that will utilise qualitative methods in order to understand clinicians perspectives on biomedical HIV prevention.

Publications

Conference Papers or Presentations

Smith, A. (2016, November) “Safe Sex in the Age of PrEP”, paper presented at the 16th Australian

Homosexual Histories Conference – Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now, at La Trobe

University, Victoria.

Smith, A. (2015, December) “Cruising for Love: Promiscuity in Larry Kramer’s Faggots”, Paper

presented at the English & Creative Arts Colloquium, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Smith, A. (2013, December) “A Theatric Child of Existentialism? Reading the Theatre of the Absurd”, Paper presented at the English & Creative Arts Colloquium, Murdoch University, Western Australia.