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Alyson Hillis

Alyson Hillis

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Biography

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.

Degrees

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

Publications

Journal article

Van Hout MC, Kewley S, Hillis A. 2020. Contemporary Transgender Health Experience and Health Situation in Prisons: A Scoping Review of Extant Published Literature (2000-2019) International Journal of Transgenderism, Public Url

Gadama L, Thakwalakwa C, Mula C, Mhango V, Banda C, Kewley S, Hillis A, Van Hout M-C. 2020. Prison facilities were not built with a woman in mind’: An exploratory multi-stakeholder study on women’s situation in Malawi prisons International Journal of Prisoner Health, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hillis A, Germain J, Hope V, McVeigh J, Van Hout M. 2020. 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, DOI Author Url Public Url

Hillis A, Leavey C, Kewley S, Van Hout M. Sex tourism, disease migration and COVID-19: Lessons learnt and best practices going forward. Journal of Travel Medicine, Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Education and Emergencies: Migration and child labour in Nepal in the time of Covid-19, British Nepal NGO Organisations (BRANNGO) Webinar, online, Oral presentation. 2020