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Associate professor, La Trobe University

Associate Professor Anthony Lyons currently holds an appointment at La Trobe University. He has held previous appointments as a Lecturer in Psychology at Newcastle University in the U.K. and as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

His work focuses on understanding the impact of stigma, marginalisation, and social exclusion on health and well-being. Understanding the complex ways in which social attitudes and inequalities influence health outcomes in affected populations is a major focus, such as sexual and gender diverse populations (LGBTQ), people living with HIV, older populations (e.g., ageism), and other vulnerable groups. He also runs a productive research program on sexual health in marginalised as well as general populations. A key objective is to generate knowledge that not only advances the academic literature, but also delivers broader impact by providing resources for policy and practice in health, social services, and government areas. His work is multidisciplinary, bringing together public health and psychology, with specialisations in a diversity of methods, including experimental designs, large national and multinational surveys, and interviews, while utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Associate Professor Lyons has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. His research has been cited more than 2,700 times in the academic literature, and has been featured in the media, including The Age, ABC Radio, New York Times, and the Huffington Post.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University