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The Flux Study

A study about you and your experiences. 

Welcome to the Flux Study. 

Flux is an in-depth study about you and your experience. Your experience and opinions helps
how we address issues that affect us all.​

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What's the study about?

This study is investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Australian gay and bisexual men's ongoing risk of HIV and sexual and mental health.

Who funded the study? 

This study is funded by NSW Ministry of Health and the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.

What does participation in this research require? 

If you decide to take part in Flux, we will ask you to do the following:

  1. Your first questionnaire: This questionnaire collects information about you and your previous experiences.

  2. Quarterly questionnaires: After completing the your first questionnaire, the frequency of following questionnaires is every quarter (March, June, September and December). 

What's in it for you?

We value our participants! To show our appreciation, for every questionnaire you complete, you’ll automatically go in a raffle to win prizes in the form of gift cards to the value of $200.



Lead Investigator & Coordinating Chief Investigator: 

  • Dr Mohamed A. Hammoud, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
Co-Chief Investigators: 
  • Associate Professor Garrett Prestage, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Professor Lisa Maher, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Bridget Haire, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Associate Professor Adam Bourne, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.
  • Professor Louisa Degenhardt, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Toby Lea, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Jeff Jin, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Peter Saxton, Department of Social and Community Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
  • Professor Martin Holt, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.
  • Professor Andrew Grulich, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Benjamin Bavinton, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Dean Murphy, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
  • Dr Steven Philpot, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.
Associate Investigators:
Associate Investigators:
  • Heath Paynter, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).
  • Nicky Bath, National LGBTI Health Alliance.
  • Brent Mackie, ACON.
  • Colin Batrouney, Thorne Harbour Health.
Study Coordinator: 
  • Daniel Storer, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.



For general questions and further information about the study,
please email us at: 

Collaboration and Media contact:

​Dr Mohamed A. Hammoud

t: +61 2 9385 9954 | e:

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