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Anthony Gifford

Anthony Gifford


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Anthony is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences, with a focus on the psychosociological influences on the decision to take PrEP amongst the MSM community. He also teaches as an Hourly Paid Lecturer across several modules such as Research Methods 1 & 2.

Career overview


  • Northern Ballet School & Middlesex University: BA Hons Professional Practice (Dance) - First Class Honours
  • University of East London: MSc Psychology - Distinction


  • UEL Postgraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Research areas

Thesis Title: The psychosociological influences on the decision to take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst the MSM Community

Anthony is interested in research surrounding the social psychological influences that impact the decision to take PrEP amongst those identifying as 'Men who have sex with Men' (MSM). By trying to understand more about the complex social embedment of HIV and PrEP within the milieu of MSM as well as their individual identities, this research aims to better influence health policy to encourage increased uptake of PrEP amongst at-risk populations.

Supervisorial Team

Professor Daragh McDermott (DoS)

Professor Rusi Jaspal

Dr Beth Jones

Research Groups

Groups, Identities & Health Research Group

Course(s) I teach on

  • Student conducting an experiment
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2024