Staff profile, Australian research centre for lovemaking, health and society, La Trobe University
Senior Research Fellow
College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Psychology and Public Health
Australian Research Centre in Lovemaking, Health and Society
BBus (Marketing)(Hons); PGradDip (Health Promotion); PhD
Area of investigate
Graham has worked in HIV community based organisations and in health promotion and HIV related research for twenty years and has a strong interest in translating research into practice, building evidence for effective community responses to HIV, and the role of NGO’s, Community Development and Peer Based Programs.
Graham's current research has a concentrate on the application of systems thinking and sophisticated adaptive systems to understanding and enhancing the role of community and peer-led programs in HIV and hepatitis C.
Graham was the President of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations from from two thousand eight to two thousand eleven and resumes to serve on a number of State and National HIV related health promotion and policy committees.
Research Interests: health promotion, HIV prevention and support programs, evidence and evaluation, peer based programs, social influence and diffusion.
Book Chapters since 2010
Brown, G (2014) Harnessing community mobilisation, in Rule, J (Editor)(2014) Through our eyes: Thirty years of people living with HIV responding to the HIV and AIDS Epidemics in Australia, National Association of People Living with HIV Australia, Sydney ISBN 9780992468101 page 94-96
Refereed journal articles since 2010
Prestage, G., Brown, G., Allan, B., Ellard, J., & Down, I. (accepted-2016). Influence of Peer Support on Behavior Switch Among Freshly Diagnosed Australian Gay Studs. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Callander, D., Prestage, G., Ellard, J., Triffitt, K., Brown, G., & Down, I. (2016). The Road Less Travelled: Exploring Gay and Bisexual Guys’s Explanations of ‘Uncommon’ Routes of HIV Transmission. AIDS and Behavior, 1-9. doi:Ten.1007/s10461-016-1289-x
Bavinton, B. R., Holt, M., Grulich, A. E., Brown, G., Zablotska, I. B., & Prestage, G. P. (2016). Readiness to act upon beliefs about ‘treatment as prevention’ among Australian gay and bisexual guys. PLoS One.
Brown G, Reeders D, Dowsett GW, Ellard J, Carman M, Hendry N, Wallace J (2015). Investigating combination HIV prevention: isolated interventions or complicated system. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2015;Legal(1). doi: Ten.7448/IAS.Legitimate.1.20499
Crawford G, Lobo R, Brown G, Maycock B.(2015) The influence of population mobility on switching patterns of HIV acquisition: lessons for and from Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Two thousand fifteen Dec 1.
Prestage G, Zablotska I, Bavinton B, Grulich A, Keen P, Murphy D, Brown G, Bradley J, Holt M, Man R.(2015) Previous and future use of HIV self-testing: a survey of Australian gay and bisexual guys. Sexual health. Two thousand fifteen Oct 27
*Prestage, G., Brown, G., De Wit, J., Bavinton, B., Fairley, C., Maycock, B., . . . Zablotska, I. (2015). Understanding Gay Community Subcultures: Implications for HIV Prevention. AIDS and Behavior, Nineteen(12), 2224-2233. doi:Ten.1007/s10461-015-1027-9
*Down, I., Prestage, G., Triffitt, K., Brown, G., Bradley, J., & Ellard, J. (2014). Recently diagnosed gay guys talk about HIV treatment decisions. Sexual Health, 11(Two), 200-206. doi:Ten.1071/SH13100
Brown, G. O’Donnell, D., Crooks, L., Lake, R. (2014), Mobilisation, politics, investment and permanently adapting: Lessons from the Australian health promotion response to HIV. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25, 35–41 IF 1.089
Yang, M., Prestage, G., Maycock, B., Brown, G., de Wit, J., McKechnie, M., Dude, R., Keen, P., Fairley, C., Zablotska, I. (2014) The acceptability of different HIV testing approaches: cross-sectional examine among GMSM in Australia, Sexually Transmitted Infections doi:Ten.1136/sextrans-2013-051495 IF Trio.078
Persson, A., Brown, G., Mcdonald, A., Körner, H. (2014) Transmission and Prevention of HIV among Heterosexual Populations in Australia, AIDS Education and Prevention Volume 26, Number Trio, May – June two thousand fourteen IF 1.505
Brown, G., Ellard, J., Mooney-Somers, J., Prestage, G., Crawford, G., and Langdon, T.(2014) “Living a life less ordinary”: exploring the practices of Australian guys who have acquired HIV overseas, Sexual Health Ten/2014; http://dx.doi.org/Ten.1071/SH13155 IF 1.576
Zablotska, I., Frankland, A., Holt, M, De Wit, J, Brown, G, Maycock, B, Fairley, C, Prestage, G (2014) Methodological challenges in collecting social and behavioural data regarding the HIV epidemic among gay and other studs who have hook-up with fellows in Australia. Plos One 11/2014 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0113167 IF Three.730
Down I, Ellard J, Triffitt K, Brown G, Prestage G. (2014) Factors associated with latest previous HIV testing among a sample of recently HIV-diagnosed gay guys in Australia: a cross-sectional probe. Hook-up Transm Infect. Two thousand fourteen Nov Four. pii: sextrans-2014-051752. doi: Ten.1136/sextrans-2014-051752. IF Trio.078
Prestage, G., Jin, F., Bavinton, B., Grulich, A., Brown, G., Pitts, M., & Hurley, M. (2014). Australian Gay and Bisexual Fellows's Use of Erectile Dysfunction Medications During Latest Sexual Encounters. The journal of sexual medicine, 11(Three), 809-819.
Prestage, G., Brown, G., Down, I, Jin, F., Hurley, M (2013) “It’s Hard to Know What is a Risky or not a Risky Decision”: Gay Guys’s Beliefs About Risk During Hookup AIDS and Behavior: Volume 17, Issue Four, Page 1352-1361
Bavinton, B., Brown, G., Hurley, M., Bradley, J., Keen, P., Conway, D., Dude, R., Grulich,A., PRESTAGE, G. (2013) Which gay fellows would increase their frequency of HIV testing with home self-testing? AIDS and Behaviour vol 17, Issue 6, 2084-2092
PRESTAGE, G., HURLEY, M., BROWN, G. (2013) “Spunk Play” among Gay Fellows, Archives of Sexual Behavior: Volume 42, Issue seven (2013), Page 1347-1356
CRAWFORD, G, BOWSER, N, BROWN,G., MAYCOCK, B (2013) Exploring the potential of expatriate social networks to reduce HIV and STI transmission: a protocol for a qualitative examine, BMJ Open;Trio :e002581 doi:Ten.1136/bmjopen-2013-002581
ZABLOTSKA, I., DE WIT, J.,BROWN, G., MAYCOCK, B., FAIRLEY, C., MCKECHNIE, M., PRESTAGE, G. (2013) Protocol for a respondent-driven sampling probe exploring the roles of peer norms in HIV-related practices of gay fellows, World Journal of AIDS, 2013, Trio, 320-326 – Published Online December two thousand thirteen http://dx.doi.org/Ten.4236/wja.2013.34041
BROWN, G., SORENSON, A., HILDEBRAND, J (2012) How they got it and how they wished it: marginalised youthful people’s perspective on their practices of sexual health education, Hookup Education: Sexiness, Society and Learning. Twelve (Five): pp. 599-612.
BROWN,G., ELLARD, J., MOONEY-SOMERS, J., HILDEBRAND, J., LANGDON, T. (2012) HIV Risk among Australian fellows travelling overseas: networks and context matter, Culture, Health and Sexiness , Vol 14, No 6, 677-690
Hildebrand, J, Lobo, R., Hallett, J, Brown, G & Maycock, B (2012) “My-Peer Toolkit [1.0] Developing an online resource for planning and evaluating peer-based youth programs” Youth Studies Australia Vol 31, No Two, 53-61,
Prestage, G, Brown, G., Keen, P. (2012) Barriers to HIV testing among Australian gay guys, Sexual Health Vol nine No Five, 453-458
Prestage, G., Down, I., Bradley, J., Mccann, P., Brown, G., Jin, F., Hurley, M (2012) Is Optimism Enough? Gay Boys's Beliefs About HIV and Their Perspectives on Risk and Pleasure, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vol. 39; No. Three: P. 167-172
Lobo, R., Mcmanus, A., Brown, G, Hildebrand, J., Maycock, B (2010) Evaluating peer-based youth programs: barriers and enablers, Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Vol Ten, one 36-43
Research monographs and government reports since 2010
Chris Gianacas Ian Down Jeanne Ellard Paul Kidd Graham Brown Kathy Triffitt Asha Persson Garrett Prestage (2016) Practices of HIV: The Seroconversion Investigate Final Report 2007–2015. Monograph, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3643-7
Persson, A., Ellard, J., Brown, G., Newman, C., & Prestage, G. (2016). YouMe&HIV: The serodiscordant couples explore. Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia. ISBN: 978-1-875967-07-0
Ian Down Kathy Triffitt Jeanne Ellard Graham Brown Garrett Prestage (2015) Practices of HIV: The Seroconversion Probe Report. Monograph, The Kirby Institute, The University of Fresh South Wales, Sydney Australia.
Crawford G, Lobo R, Brown G, Langdon P. HIV and mobility in Australia: Road map for act. Australia: Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research and Australian Research Centre in Lovemaking, Health and Society; 2014. ARCSHS Monograph Number 100, ISBN: 978-0-9924830-1-2
Anna Wilkinson, Carol El-Hayek, Yik Siang Cheah, Jeffrey Grierson, Graham Brown, James McMahon, Alison Duncan, Mark Stoové (2014) Financial barriers to HIV treatment in Victoria: A brief report, Burnet Institute, Melbourne.
Gianacas C, Prestage G, Brown G, Triffitt K, Ellard J, Down I. Practices of HIV: The Seroconversion Investigate Report 2013. Monograph, The Kirby Institute, The University of Fresh South Wales, Sydney Australia
Brown, G., Johnston, K., Ellard, J., & Carman, M. (2013). Evidence Synthesis and Application for Policy and Practice Project Utter Report. ARCSHS Monograph Series No. 89, Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Hookup, Health and Society, La Trobe University ISBN: 9781921915390
Brown, G., Hendry, N., Carman, M. & Johnston, K. (2013). National BBV and STI Research Audit Report, Ready for the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (MACBBVS) and Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS) Joint Research Working Group, Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Lovemaking, Health and Society, La Trobe University.
Hendry, N., Brown, G., Johnston, K., & Dowsett, G. (2013). Beyond high school: What do we know about youthfull adults’ social and sexual contexts? ARCSHS Monograph Series No. 90, Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Lovemaking, Health and Society, La Trobe University
Brown, G., Croy, S., Johnston, K., Pitts, M., & Lewis, V. (2013). Rapid Review: Reducing sexually transmissible infections in youthful people. Melbourne: Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing (AIPCA) and Australian Research Centre in Hookup, Health & Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University. Brown, G., & Johnston, K. (2013). REACH Evaluation Partnership – Final Report. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Hookup, Health and Society, La Trobe University.
Brown, G., Wentzlaff-Eggebert, M., & Mccoll, W. (2012). Building Quality and Evidence in HIV Prevention: Workshop Report, IAC AIDS two thousand twelve Washington: AIDS United, ARCSHS La Trobe University, IQ HIV Initiative, BZgA Federal Centre for Health Education.
AFAO, AIVL, ANA, ARCSHS, ASHM, CSRH, Kirby Institute, NAPWHA, & Scarlet Alliance. (2012). Melbourne Declaration. Australasian HIV Conference, 2012, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM). Melbourne.
Down, I., Bradley, J., Ellard, J., Brown, G., Grulich, A., Prestage, G. (2012) Practices of HIV: The seroconversion explore. Kirby Institute, Sydney
Bradley, J., Prestage, G., Bavinton, B., Holt, M., Murphy, D., Man, R.,Keen, P., Zablotska-Manos, I., Brown, G., Honnor, G., Batrouney, C. (2012) The TAXI-KAB Investigate – Thinking About eXposure to Infection – Skill, Attitudes, and Beliefs, The Kirby Institute, University of Fresh South Wales
Public Health Association of Australia (2011) Policy Statement on HIV – revised by Graham Brown (and reindorsed by PHA AGM) in 2005, two thousand eight and 2011, http://www.phaa.net.au/documents/111204__HIV-AIDS%20Policy%20FINAL-with%20cover%20sheet.pdf
Australian Government. (2010). Sixth National HIV Strategy 2010-2013 , Department of Health and Ageing,. Canberra: Commonwealth Government of Australia (Graham Brown, Co-Chair-Expert Writing Group)
Brown, G., Ellard, J., Prestage, G. And Mooney-Somers, J. (2010) “…not some youthful tourist”: The masculine overseas acquired HIV social research probe, Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia.
Down, I., Bradley, J., Ellard, J., Brown, G., Grulich, A., Prestage, G. (2010) Practices of HIV: The seroconversion investigate. Kirby Institute, Sydney
Prestage G, McCann Pd, Hurley M, Bradley J, Down I, Brown, G (2010) Pleasure and Sexual Health: The PASH Investigate 2009.Monograph, National Centre In HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney Australia.
Brown, G. (2010) Positive Peer Support Programs, Meanings and Practice, Strategic Review, Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia
Book Chapters prior to 2010
Howat P, Brown G, Burns S, McManus A. (2008) Use of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Framework to guide planning and evaluation for health promotion. In: S Jirojwong & P Liamputtong, Population health, communities and health promotion. Oxford Press: Sydney,
Peer Reviewed Publications Prior to 2010
Maswanya Es, Brown, G And Merriman G. (2009) HIV Testing, Counselling Services, Attitudes to People Living with HIV/AIDS among College Students in Tanzania- East African Journal of Public Health Five, 19-27.
Maswanya, E., Brown, G. Merriman,G. (2009) Attitudes and beliefs about HIV/AIDS behaviour and education among Tanzanian youth. Sexual Health, six 293-299
Hyde, Z., Convenience, J., Mcmanus, A., Brown, G., Howat, P. (2009) Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use amongst same-sex attracted women: results from the Western Australian Sapphic and Bisexual Women's Health and Well-Being Survey, BMC Public Health 9:317
Bangor-Jones R, Mak, D., Laing, S., Brown, G (2009) Social marketing strategy to increase awareness of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (NPEP) followed by enlargened NPEP awareness and more suitable use Sexual Health, 6, 348–349
Burns, S., Maycock , B., Brown, G., Cross, D. (2008). The power of peers: why some students hooligan others to conform. Qualitative Health Research. Eighteen 1704-1706.
Burns, S., Maycock , B., Cross, D., Brown, G. (2008). ‘Woodpushers are gay’: The role of provocation in bullying. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. Ten(Four): 40-49.
Hallett, J., Brown, G., Maycock, B., Langdon, P. (2007) “Switching Communities, Switching Spaces: The Challenges of Health Promotion Outreach in Cyberspace” Promotion and Education : Journal of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education 14(Trio) 150-4
Brown, G., Lobo, R., Maycock, B. BURNS, S (2007) A Framework for Defining the Role of Peer-Based Approaches in Mental Health Promotion. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 9(Trio)
LOBO, R And BROWN, G (2007) Urban myths? Developing locally-relevant outreach approaches for marginalised youth in regional areas, Health Promotion Journal of Australia Eighteen, 109-112
McManus, A., Brown, G., Maycock, B. (2007) Western Australian Food Security Project BMC Public Health 8
Brown G, Maycock B, Burns S (2005) Your Picture is Your Bait: Use and Meaning of Cyberspace Amongst Gay Boys. Journal of Lovemaking Research 42(Five)p 63-73
Brown G, Maycock B (2005) Different spaces, same faces: Perth gay dudes’s practices of sexiness, risk and HIV. Culture, Health and Sexiness 7(1) p59-72
Brown G, Maycock B, Prestage G, Van De Ven P. (2004) Lovemaking in two cities – Gay fellows, risk and HIV in Perth and Sydney. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 16(1): p. 3-8.
Research monographs and government reports prior to 2010
BROWN, G AND JOUBERT, N (2009). Travel Safe Campaign Research and Evaluation 2008-2009. Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Perth, Western Australia.
BROWN G AND JOUBERT N. (2009). Lovemaking in Other Cities: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project 2008-09. Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Perth, Western Australia.
BROWN G, JOUBERT N, CRAWFORD G, SINGH, A, AND LANGDON T. (2009). Safe Lovemaking No Regrets Implementation and Evaluation 2008-2009. Western Australian AIDS Council, Perth, Western Australia.
ZABLOTSKA, I., BROWN, G., FRANKLAND, A., PRESTAGE, G., & LANGDON, T. (2009). Gay Community Periodic Survey: Perth 2008. Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of Fresh South Wales.
CRAWFORD G, BROWN G, NICHOLSON C, YAM S AND LANGDON T. (2008). Safe Hookup No Regrets Implementation and Evaluation 2007-2008. Western Australian AIDS Council, Perth, Western Australia.
SORENSON A and BROWN G. (2007) Report on the Sexual Health Education of Youthfull People in WA. Western Australian Department of Health: Perth.
ZABLOTSKA, I., BROWN, G., FRANKLAND, A., PRESTAGE, G.,KIPPAX, S., & LANGDON, T. (2007). Gay Community Periodic Survey: Perth two thousand six (GCPS Report Three/2007). Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of Fresh South Wales.
HYDE Z, Convenience J, BROWN G, MCMANUS A, HOWAT P (2007) The Health and Wellbeing of lesbo and bisexual. Women in Western Australia. Perth: The Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University. ISBN one 74067 538X
BROWN, G and HYDE, Z(2006 ) NetReach Project Evaluation (Peer based sexual health promotion outreach program targeting gay and other boys who have hookup with guys who use internet talk rooms), Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations, Sydney.
Lobo, R., Brown, G., Maycock, B., Burns, S. (2006) POSSAY Project Final Report. WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University ISBN-10 1-875978-94-6.
Hyde, Z, Brown, G., Hallett, J. (2006) CyberReach Project Final Report. WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University
Hallett, J., Brown, G. (2006) CyberReach Project Research Summary and Practitioner Manual. WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University.
LOBO, R., & BROWN, G. (2004) Final report on Same Sky Project, WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University.
BROWN, G. (2004) Final report on Feast Diversity Project, WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University.
What Works and Why (W3) Project – application of systems thinking to the understanding and evaluation of peer and community led programs in HIV and hepatitis C
HIV Futures – National survey of PLHIV
For other projects, see the Australian Research Centre in Hookup Health and Society Website for total details.