Professor Peter Aggleton

  • Qualifications and position:
    • Visiting Professorial Fellow
  • Faculty:
    • Faculty of Policy and Society
  • Department:
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Summary:
    • My work concerns the interfaces of health, education and social well-being. I have a background in psychology, sociology, education and public health. Special interests include sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, sex and relationships education, healthy schools, and health promotion more generally – both internationally and in the UK.
  • Teaching:
    • Health education and health promotion, sexual and reproductive health, research methods, HIV/AIDS.
  • Research Projects:
    • Provision for young people's sexual and reproductive health in the Arab States, 2009, UNFPA funded (with Elaine Chase – University of Oxford)
      'Top Girls': Middle class privilege and agentic practice, 2010, Economic and Social Research Council funded (with Claire Maxwell – Institute of Education University of London)
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, health education and health promotion
      Rui Baptista-Gonçalves - Sexual health and rights of HIV positive men in Portugal
      Grace Spencer - Problematizing 'empowerment' and its relationship to young people's health and well-being
  • Professional Activities:
    • Editor-in Chief, Sex Education (2011-)
      Editor-in-Chief, Culture, Health and Sexuality (1999-)
      Senior Editor, Global Public Health (2005)
      Associate Editor, AIDS Education and Prevention (2001)
      Associate Editor, Health Education Research (2000)
      Member Editorial Board, Salud y Sociedad – Revista Latina Americana (2008)
      Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Sexual Health (2006)
      Member Editorial Advisory Board, London Review of Education (2003-9)
      Member Editorial Board, AIDS (2001-9)
      Member Editorial Board, Health Education Journal (2001)
      Member Editorial Board, Health Education (1998)
      Member Editorial Board, Critical Public Health (1998)
      Professor in Education and Health, National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
      Visiting Professor, School of Global Health, University of Sussex, UK
      Visiting Professor, Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
      Member, ESRC Research Grants Board (2005-10)
      Chair, Australian Development Grants Awards Panel (HIV/AIDS) (2008-)
      Senior Adviser, UNAIDS, UNESCO, WHO, AusAID
      Member, Inter-Agency Task Team on Education and HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
      Member, Global Advisory Group on HIV and Sex Education (UNESCO)
      Series Editor, Foundations and Futures of Education (Routledge)
      Series Editor, Sexuality, Culture and Health (Routledge)
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Aggleton, P. (2011) HIV/AIDS-related stigma, discrimination and social exclusion. Paper given at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, March.

      Aggleton, P. (2011) Cultural Aspects of Sexuality. Keynote presentation at the 20th World Congress for Sexual Health, Glasgow, June.

      Aggleton, P. (2010) HIV Prevention: learning from international experience. Keynote Address given at the 2nd Most at Risk Populations Meeting, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, October.
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, South Africa, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Bulgaria, UK - HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, sex education.
  • Languages Spoken:
    • Spanish (intermediate)
      Portuguese (intermediate)
      French (intermediate)
Professor Peter Aggleton

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  • Address:
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Office Location:
  • NCHSR, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia


  • Aggleton, P., Clarke, D., Crewe, M., Kippax, S., Parker, R. & Yankah, E. (2012)  Educating about HIV: prevention, impact mitigation and care. AIDS, 26, 10, 1215-1222.
  • Aggleton, P., Parker, R., Boyce, P. and Moore, H. (2012) Understanding Global Sexualities – New Frontiers. London, Routledge.
  • Iyer, P. & Aggleton, P. (2012) 'Sex education should be taught, fine…but we make sure they control themselves': teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards young people's sexual and reproductive health in a Ugandan secondary school. Sex Education, published online.
  • Maxwell, C. & Aggleton, P. (2012) Bodies and Agentic Practice in Young Women's Sexual and Intimate Relationships. Sociology, 46, 2, 306-321.
  • Moen, K., Aggleton, P., Leshabari, M. And Middelthon, A-L. (2012) Not at all so hard-to-reach: Same-sex attracted men in Dar es Salaam. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14, 2, 195-208.
  • Aggleton, P., Yankah, E. & Crewe, M. (2011) Education and HIV/AIDS – 30 Years on. AIDS Education and Prevention, 23, 6, 495-507.
  • Drew, R., Aggleton, P.J., Boyce, P., Chalmers, H., Maxwell, C., Pachauri, S., Thomas, F., Warwick, I. and Wood, K.  (2011) Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Organisational Networks on Sexual Health and Rights. Development in Practice, 21, 8. 1062-1079.
  • Drew, R., Aggleton, P.J., Boyce, P., Chalmers, H., Maxwell, C., Pachauri, S., Thomas, F., Warwick, I. and Wood, K. (2011) Two Mode Data from Social Network Analysis to Demonstrate Complex Interactions and Developmental Opportunities between Individuals and Organizations within Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW) Evaluation. Evaluation, 17, 4, 4383-394.
  • Lorenc T, Marrero-Guillamón I, Aggleton A, Cooper C, Llewellyn A, Lehmann A, Lindsay C. (2011) Promoting the uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM): systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87, 4, 272-8.
  • Lorenc T, Marrero-Guillamón I, Llewellyn A, Aggleton A, Cooper C, Lehmann A, Lindsay C. (2011) HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM): Systematic review of qualitative evidence. Health Education Research, 26, 5, 834-846.
  • Maxwell, C. and Aggleton, P. (2011) Private education, gender and social class. Sociology Review, 21, 2, 6-9.
  • Miedema, E., Aggleton, P. and Maxwell, C. (2011) Education about HIV/AIDS – theoretical underpinnings for a practical response. Health Education Research, 26, 3, 516-525.
  • de Wit, J., Aggleton, P., Myers, T & Crewe, M. (2011) The rapidly changing paradigm of HIV prevention: time to strengthen social and behavioural approaches. Health Education Research, 26, 3, 381-392.
  • Aggleton, P., Dennison, C. and Warwick, I. (Eds) (2010) Health and Schools – Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools. London, Routledge.
  • Aggleton, P. and Parker, R. (Eds.) (2010) A Handbook on Sexuality, Sexual Health and Sexual Rights. London, Routledge.