Denton Callander
Denton Callander, PhD
Médecins Sans Frontières - Head of Research, Mombasa Project
University of New South Wales - Senior Research Fellow, Kirby Institute
The New School - Affiliated Senior Research Fellow, SexTech Lab
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.


Holt M, Broady T, Callander D, Pony M, Duck-Chong L, Cook T, Rosenberg S (2023).
Sexual experience, relationships, and factors associated with sexual and romantic satisfaction in the first Australian Trans & Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey
International Journal of Transgender Health, 24 (1), 38-48. doi: 10.1080/26895269.2021.2016540. PMCID: PMC9879190.

Rees H, Callander D, Goddard SL, Griggs E, Prott G, Clifton B, Templeton DJ (2022).
Higher sexually transmissible infection test yield among men who have sex with men attending a community-based testing site compared with a clinical service in Sydney, Australia
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 49 (10), e104-e106. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001609.

Callander D, Kim B, Domingo M, Tabb LP, Radix A, Timmins L, Baradaran A, Clark MB, Duncan DT (2022).
Examining the geospatial distribution of health and support services for transgender, gender nonbinary, and other gender diverse people in New York City
Transgender Health, 7 (4), 369-374. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0144. PMCID: PMC9398481.

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.


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.