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Dr Anthony Lyons Associate Professor, Aust Res Ctr Sex Hlth&Soc

Associate Professor Anthony Lyons is Deputy Director in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). Prior to joining ARCSHS in 2008, he held appointments as a Lecturer in Psychology at Newcastle University in the U.K. and as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Anthony works across the fields of Public Health and Psychology, and combines methods and approaches from a range of other relevant disciplines. He is a research leader on the health and well-being of marginalised populations. A major focus of this work is on understanding the complex links between mental health and stigma, with this research identifying factors and pathways for improving outcomes in populations such as LGBTIQ communities and people living with HIV. He also runs a productive research program on sexual health in marginalised as well as general populations and has conducted research on the social foundations of stigma and prejudice. He has specialisations in a range of methods, including large national and multinational surveys and experimental designs, and has also led teams conducting qualitative research.

Anthony's research has attracted more than $3 million in funding from many diverse sources, including nationally competitive funding schemes such as the Australian Research Council (ARC), the non-profit sector, government, and university. Anthony is currently Lead Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage Grant (Lyons, Barrett, Minichiello, Hughes, & Fredriksen-Goldsen. Reducing Health Disparities for Older LGBTI Australians. ARC Linkage Project, 2017 – 2020, $296,000). He recently completed an ARC Discovery Grant (Lyons, Minichiello, Barrett, Brown, Hinchliff, & Dow. Combating Rising Sexually Transmitted Infections among Older Australians: Improving Safe-sex Practice, and Health, Social and Economic Outcomes. ARC Discovery Project, 2015 – 2018, $321,950).

In all, Anthony has published in excess of 100 journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. His research has been cited more than 2,500 times in the academic literature and has featured widely in the national and international media.

Anthony is currently Associate Editor for BMC Psychology.

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