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Dr Anthony Lyons Director, ARCSHS, Aust Res Ctr Sex Hlth&Soc

Associate Professor Anthony Lyons works in the areas of Psychology and Public Health. He has held previous appointments at the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow and at Newcastle University (United Kingdom) as a Lecturer in Psychology.

Anthony takes a leading role in research on the health and well-being of marginalised and stigmatised populations. A major focus is on mental health, with this work identifying factors and pathways for improving mental health, well-being, and resilience in marginalised populations such as sexual minorities (LGBT) and people living with HIV.
He also runs a productive research program on sexual health in marginalised as well as general populations and conducts research on the social foundations of stigma and prejudice. His work is multidisciplinary, bringing together public health, social psychology, health psychology, and positive psychology, with specialisation in a range of methods, including experimental designs and large national and multinational surveys.

Anthony has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and reports. His research has been cited more than 1,800 times in the academic literature and has been featured in the media, including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, ABC Radio (Radio National, 774 Melbourne, Western Victoria, Newcastle), SBS News, Triple J, Sky News, The New York Times, New Zealand Herald, The Huffington Post, and The Conversation.

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