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Alyson Hillis

Alyson Hillis



My PhD is exploring the motivations, behaviours and UK public health implications of people who travel for sex (PWTFS) to Thailand. It aims to build upon existing research but developing a new framework that maps out contemporary sex tourism. The research will investigate the role of globalisation and the internet in allowing UK citizens to access Thailand's sex tourism industry, explore perceptions around the short and long term public health impact of sex tourism on the UK and establish the unmet needs of sex tourists in public health and social policy, clinical practice and sexual health programmes. The research will take place across Liverpool, Manchester and London, comparing and contrasting trends across the different regions.


2018, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, MSc, International Public Health
2012, University of Nottingham, UK, BA, History


Journal article

Hillis A, Germain J, Hope V, McVeigh J, Van Hout M. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM): A scoping review on PrEP service delivery and programming. AIDS and Behavior, Public Url