Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, La Trobe University

Liam Leonard is an academic, policy analyst and community advocate with over 10 years experience in the area of GLBTI health and wellbeing. He has developed and taught courses on sexuality and gender at RMIT and Monash Universities and developed Commonwealth HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related diseases health education policy and programs. He has organised and run a community forums, conferences and government advisory bodies on GLBTI health and wellbeing. Liam has worked as the Executive Officer to the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Gay and Lesbian Health and has assisted the Committee in the development of Victoria’s GLBTI health and wellbeing strategy and overseen the development of a range of government-funded GLBTI programs and services. In his most recent roles as a Research Fellow at ARCSHS and Director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) Liam has managed projects on: gay men’s drug use, including crystal methamphetamine; Coming Forward an on line-survey on GLBTI Victorian’s experiences of homophobic violence and same sex partner abuse; and has assisted DHS in the development of its strategic response to rising rates of HIV and STIs among gay men. Liam has published widely in the area of GLBTI health and wellbeing policy.


  • –present
    Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria


  • 1993 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (hons)


  • 2013
    Safe sex and the aesthetics of gay men's HIV/AIDS prevention in Australia, Sexualities
  • 2012
    Private Lives 2: The second national survey of the health and wellbeing of GLBT Australians, Monograph series No. 86, ARCSHS, LaTrobe University: Melbourne
  • 2012
    What a difference a gay makes: The constitution of the 'older gay man', In Aging Men: Masculinities and Modern Medicine. London, Routledge

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Health Policy (160508)