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Professor Peter Aggleton

MA (Oxford), MEd (Aberdeen), PhD (London)

Elected: 2015

Discipline: Education

Specialisation: Health, gender, sexuality, social inclusion, education


Peter Aggleton has a background in sociology, policy studies, education and health. A UNSW Scientia Professor, he is well known for his analytic work on health education and health promotion, the social aspects of HIV, sexuality and gender, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

He is the editor-in-chief of the international peer reviewed journals: Culture, Health & SexualityHealth Education Journal and Sex Education, and an associate editor of the journals AIDS Education & PreventionGlobal Public Health and Health Education Research. He has worked closely with national, international and UN system agencies for over twenty-five years to strengthen international and national responses to HIV and sexual health. His position in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW extends appreciation of the ways in which HIV and sexuality sit within the broader field of politics, national and international development, education and sexual health. In Arts and Social Sciences more generally at UNSW, he directs a major strategic initiative on Practical Justice.

Peter is a Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute of Education in London, a Visiting Professor in Global Health at the University of Sussex, and an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University.


1996 – Fellow, Royal Society of Arts;

1996 – Fellow, British Psychological Society;

2000 – Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute;

2000 – Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health;

2004 – Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences (UK)


  • Aggleton P; Parker R, (eds.), 2014, Men who Sell Sex: Global perspectives, Routledge, London
  • Maxwell C; Aggleton P, (eds.) 2013, Privilege, Agency and Affect: Understanding the production and effects of action, 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
  • Aggleton P; Boyce P; Moore HL; Parker R, (eds.) 2012, Understanding global sexualities: New frontiers, Taylor and Francis
  • Aggleton P; Parker R, 2015, ‘Moving Beyond Biomedicalization in the HIV Response: Implications for Community Involvement and Community Leadership Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender People’, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 105, no. 8, pp. 1552 – 1558,
  • Maxwell C; Aggleton P, 2015, ‘Creating Cosmopolitan Subjects: The Role of Families and Private Schools in England’, Sociology. doi: 10.1177/0038038515582159


Website: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/peter-aggleton/
Email: p.aggleton [at] unsw.edu.au

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