Dr Steven Maxwell

  • Research Associate in Health and Social Sector Leadership (Social & Environmental Sustainability)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

I qualified as a mental health nurse in 2003 in which my substantive clinical background was community practice and substance misuse. In 2012, I moved to work in clinical education for substance misuse and blood borne viruses and in 2014 completed my Master’s in Public Health. Since 2016, I have been working in higher education with a primary focus on mental health (inc. substance use), public health, and prescribing practice.  My public health expertise and interest includes working within male sexual health promotion. I completed my PhD in Global Public Health at UCL in 2021, which explored HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake/adherence among men who have sex with men who engaged in sexualised drug use.  I have expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Presently, my teaching and research expertise and interest is within multiple health inequity/social justice within minority and deprived populations, particularly sexual & mental health, and related substance use.        

Research interests

  1. Inclusive health policy
  2. Sexual and gender minority diversity
  3. Masculinity 
  4. Sexual health
  5. Mental health 
  6. Substance use
  7. Intimate partner violence

 

 

 

Publications

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Number of items: 6.

2022

Maxwell, S. , Shahmanesh, M. and Gafos, M. (2022) Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence experiences of gay and bisexual men who engage in chemsex: a qualitative study. International Journal of Drug Policy, 103, 103630. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103630) (PMID:35231668)

2020

Maxwell, S. , Gafos, M., Moncrieff, M., Shahmanesh, M. and Stirrup, O. (2020) Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among men who have sex with men who have experienced problematic chemsex. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 31(5), pp. 474-480. (doi: 10.1177/0956462420906927) (PMID:32075538) (PMCID:PMC7814093)

2019

Maxwell, S. , Gafos, M. and Shahmanesh, M. (2019) Pre-exposure prophylaxis use and medication adherence among men who have sex with men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(4), e38-e61. (doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000105) (PMID:31241514)

Maxwell, S. , Shahmanesh, M. and Gafos, M. (2019) Chemsex behaviours among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Drug Policy, 63, pp. 74-89. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.014) (PMID:30513473)

2018

Maxwell, S. (2018) General Practitioners’ views and experiences on the barriers and facilitators that men who have sex with men have when accessing primary care for HIV testing and sexual health screening. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 19(02), pp. 205-209. (doi: 10.1017/S1463423617000627) (PMID:29094672) (PMCID:PMC6452948)

2017

Maxwell, S. (2017) ‘Chemsex’ in men who have sex with men and reducing the potential risks. [Website]

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Number of items: 6.

Articles

Maxwell, S. , Shahmanesh, M. and Gafos, M. (2022) Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence experiences of gay and bisexual men who engage in chemsex: a qualitative study. International Journal of Drug Policy, 103, 103630. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103630) (PMID:35231668)

Maxwell, S. , Gafos, M., Moncrieff, M., Shahmanesh, M. and Stirrup, O. (2020) Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among men who have sex with men who have experienced problematic chemsex. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 31(5), pp. 474-480. (doi: 10.1177/0956462420906927) (PMID:32075538) (PMCID:PMC7814093)

Maxwell, S. , Gafos, M. and Shahmanesh, M. (2019) Pre-exposure prophylaxis use and medication adherence among men who have sex with men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(4), e38-e61. (doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000105) (PMID:31241514)

Maxwell, S. , Shahmanesh, M. and Gafos, M. (2019) Chemsex behaviours among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Drug Policy, 63, pp. 74-89. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.014) (PMID:30513473)

Maxwell, S. (2018) General Practitioners’ views and experiences on the barriers and facilitators that men who have sex with men have when accessing primary care for HIV testing and sexual health screening. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 19(02), pp. 205-209. (doi: 10.1017/S1463423617000627) (PMID:29094672) (PMCID:PMC6452948)

Website

Maxwell, S. (2017) ‘Chemsex’ in men who have sex with men and reducing the potential risks. [Website]

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Grants

  1. 2022 Qualitative study of PrEP adherence (£2500), GCU
  2. 2021 HIV prevention clinical resource project (£2500), Health Foundation
  3. 2021 Intimate partner violence research project (£18, 000), NHS Lothian/NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  4. 2019 Evidence synthesis of sexualised drug use (£3000), Elesvier/KCL
  5. 2017 PhD tuition fees (£6000), King’s College London
  6. 2016 Conference funding award (£250), Society for the Study of Addiction
  7. 2014 Master’s Grant Award (£1150), The Nightinghale Fund

Teaching

  1. Principles and practices of public health
  2. Health policy
  3. Epidemiology 
  4. Health prevention
  5. Sexual health
  6. Mental health and susbtance use
  7. Applied research methods

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Poster presentations

  1. 2022 PrEP uptake and adherence among gay and biseual men, HIV Conference, Glasgow
  2. 2021 Intimate partner violence among male same sex relationships, Sex, Drugs and Scotland’s Health Virtual Conference.
  3. 2021 Rapid service evaluation of blood self-sampling for interval STI testing for a PrEP cohort, British HIV Association Conference: online.
  4. 2020 Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among men who have sex with men who have experienced problematic chemsex, Scottish Interdisciplinary Research in Sexual Health Network Seminar: PrEP, Glasgow (invitation).
  5. 2019 Pre-exposure prophylaxis use among men who have sex with men who have experienced problematic chemsex, European Chemsex Forum, Paris.
  6. 2019 Pre-exposure prophylaxis medication adherence among the men who have sex with men population, Scottish Interdisciplinary Research in Sexual Health Network Seminar, Glasgow (invitation).
  7. 2019 Chemsex behaviours among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Annual Conference, London (invitation).
  8. 2018 Independent and supplementary prescribing education development, St Thomas and Guy’s NHS Trust, Medicines Management Forum, London (invitation).
  9. 2015 Impact of parental substance misuse on child development, Primary Care Professionals Conference, Edinburgh.
  10. 2014 Barriers and Facilitators for MSM attending primary care for sexual health and HIV screening National Gaycon Conference, Edinburgh (invitation).