Denton Callander
Denton Callander, PhD
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - Deputy Director, Spatial Epidemiology Lab
University of New South Wales - Senior Research Fellow, Sexual Health Program, Kirby Institute
University of New South Wales - Affiliated Research Fellow, Centre for Social Research in Health, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
PhD, Social Psychology, University of New South Wales
BA, Psychology, University of Windsor
BMus, Music Therapy, University of Windsor
Research Interests
Sex, Sexuality, Sexual health, Gender
Denton Callander is an interdisciplinary researcher who studies sex, sexualities and sexual health. His work employs quantitative, qualitative and mixed approaches to research, with a particular focus on emerging methods of digital research. Dr. Callander’s particular foci of study include sex workers, transgender and gender diverse people, and people who use drugs.


Chow EPF, Carter A, Vickers T, Fairley CK, McNulty A, Guy RJ, Regan DG, Grulich AE, Callander D, Khawar L, Machalek DA, Donovan B (2021).
Effect on genital warts in Australian female and heterosexual male individuals after introduction of the national human papillomavirus gender-neutral vaccination programme: an analysis of national sentinel surveillance data from 2004-18
Lancet Infectious Diseases, 21 (12), 1747-1756. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00071-2.

Kim B, Chaix B, Chen YT, Callander D, Regan SD, Duncan DT (2021).
Geographic density and uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among young gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men: A global positioning system (GPS) study
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (Suppl 2), 155-164. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03249-1. PMCID: PMC8541942.

Timmins L, Schneider JA, Chen YT, Goedel WC, Brewer R, Callander D, Knox J, Eavou R, Hanson H, Duncan DT (2021).
Sexual identity, sexual behavior and pre-exposure prophylaxis in Black cisgender sexual minority men: The N2 Cohort Study in Chicago
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (10), 3327-3336. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03246-4. PMCID: PMC8419005.

Kumar N, Janmohamed K, Nyhan K, Forastiere L, Zhang WH, Kagesten A, Uhlich M, Sarpong Frimpong A, Van de Velde S, Francis JM, Erausquin JT, Larrson E, Callander D, Scott J, Minichiello V, Tucker J (2021).
Sexual health (excluding reproductive health, intimate partner violence and gender-based violence) and COVID-19: A scoping review
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 97 (6), 402-410. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2020-054896. PMCID: PMC8380886.

Patel PG, Keen P, McManus H, Duck T, Callander D, Selvey C, Power C, Gray RT, Knight V, Asselin J, Read P, Johnson K, Bavinton BR, Bowden VJ, Grulich AE, Guy R, NSW HIV Prevention Partnership Project (2021).
Increased targeted HIV testing and reduced undiagnosed HIV infections among gay and bisexual men
HIV Medicine, 22 (7), 605-616. doi: 10.1111/hiv.13102.


Callander D, Read P, Prestage G, Minichiello V, Chow EPF, Lewis DA, McNulty A, Ali H, Hellard M, Guy R, Donovan B (2017).
A cross-sectional study of HIV and STIs among male sex workers attending Australian sexual health clinics
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 93 (4), 299-302. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052578.

Callander D, Prestage G, Ellard J, Triffitt K, Brown G, Down I (2016).
The road less travelled: Exploring gay and bisexual men’s explanations of ‘uncommon’ routes of HIV transmission
AIDS and Behavior, 20 (10), 2266-2274. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1289-x.

Callander D, Baker D, Chen M, Guy R (2013).
Including syphilis testing as part of standard HIV management checks and improved syphilis screening in primary care
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40 (4), 338-340. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828052c5.

Dr. Callander's Website for Additional Publications
Selected Press
Presentation by Denton Callander on the possibility of a vaccine for gonorrhoea.