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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 wellbeing, 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.


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


Journal article

Hibbert MP, Wolton A, Weeks H, Ross M, Brett CE, Porcellato LA, Hope VD. 2020. Psychosocial and sexual factors associated with recent sexual health clinic attendance and HIV testing among trans people in the UK BMJ SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 46 :116-125 DOI Author Url Public Url

Hibbert M, Brett C, Porcellato L, Hope V. 2020. Sexually transmitted infection diagnoses, sexualised drug use and associations with pre-exposure prophylaxis use among men who have sex with men in the UK International Journal of STD and AIDS, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hibbert MP, Porcellato LA, Brett CE, Hope VD. 2019. Associations with drug use and sexualised drug use among women who have sex with women (WSW) in the UK: Findings from the LGBT Sex and Lifestyles Survey International Journal of Drug Policy, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

Okala S, Doughty J, Watt RG, Santella AJ, Conway DI, Crenna-Jennings W, Mbewe R, Morton J, Lut I, Thorley L, Benton L, Hibbert M, Jefferies JMC, Kunda C, Morris S, Osborne K, Patterson H, Sharp L, Valiotis G, Hudson A, Delpech V. 2018. The People Living with HIV STIGMASurvey UK 2015: Stigmatising experiences and dental care BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, 225 :143-150 DOI Author Url

Hibbert M, Crenna-Jennings W, Kirwan P, Benton L, Lut I, Okala S, Asboe D, Jeffries J, Kunda C, Mbewe R, Morris S, Morton J, Nelson M, Thorley L, Paterson H, Ross M, Reeves I, Sharp L, Sseruma W, Valiotis G, Wolton A, Jamal Z, Hudson A, Delpech V. 2018. The people living with HIV stigma survey UK 2015: HIV-related sexual rejection and other experiences of stigma and discrimination among gay and heterosexual men AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 30 :1189-1196 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mohan K, Hibbert M, Rooney G, Canvin M, Childs T, Jenkins C, Simms I, Kirwan P, Delpech V, Yin Z, Hughes G, Field N. What is the overlap between HIV and shigellosis epidemics in England: further evidence of MSM transmission? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 94 :67-71 DOI Author Url Public Url

Hibbert MP, Wolton A, Crenna-Jennings W, Benton L, Kirwan P, Delpech V. Experiences of stigma and discrimination in social and healthcare settings among trans people living with HIV in the UK AIDS Care, DOI Author Url Public Url


Hibbert M. Sexualised drug use among LGBT people: a mixed methods study of reasons for engagement and associations with physical and psychological wellbeing Hope V, Brett C, Porcellato L.