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Matthew Hibbert

Matthew Hibbert



My PhD research is investigating sexualised drug use among LGBT people. This is divided into two research projects: an online quantitative questionnaire; and qualitative interviews. It is hoped that this research will provide reasons as to why people engage in certain sexualised drug use, how it impacts on physical and mental well-being, and whether the public health issue is observed in all LGBT people, or mostly in men who have sex with men (MSM).

Before starting my PhD, I worked for Public Health England in the HIV/STI department, working on HIV epidemiology. Because of my background in health psychology, I will be training to become a Health Psychologist alongside my PhD.


2015, UCL, United Kingdom, Health Psychology MSc
2014, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Psychology BSc


Journal article

Hibbert M, Brett C, Porcellato L, Hope V. 2019. Psychosocial and sexual characteristics associated with sexualised drug use and chemsex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United Kingdom Sexually Transmitted Infections, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hibbert MP, Wolton A, Weeks H, Ross M, Brett CE, Porcellato LA, Hope VD. 2019. Psychosocial and sexual factors associated with recent sexual health clinic attendance and HIV testing among trans people in the UK BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, DOI Author Url Public Url