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Prof Peter Aggleton
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  • Honorary Emeritus
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Honorary Professor
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Peter Aggleton is a sociologist and educationalist with a background in policy studies, international development, psychology and health.

He has worked with national and international agencies for over thirty years to strengthen responses to HIV and sexual health. Prior to his present position, he worked at the University of Sussex (where he was the inaugural Head of the School of Education and Social Work) and at the Institute of Education in London (where he was Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit and for a while Dean of Research). Before that, he held a senior position as chief of social and behavioural studies and support within the World Health Organisation’s former Global Programme on AIDS in Geneva.

Peter is editor-in-chief of three international journals: Culture, Health & Sexuality, Health Education Journal and Sex Education, and is an associate editor of the journals AIDS Education & Prevention, Global Public Health and Health Education Research.

In addition to his position in the UCL Institute for Global Health, Peter is an emeritus professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney, a distinguished honorary professor in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University in Canberra, and an adjunct professor in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Research Summary
Peter Aggleton is well known internationally for his analytic work on sexuality and gender, the social aspects of HIV, health education and health promotion, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. His interests concern the ways in which gender and sexuality sit within the broader field of politics, national and international development, education and sexual health. 

He has published over 250 scientific papers and chapters and has authored and edited more than 50 books. His lifetime research grant income is in excess of £25 million. He is currently chief investigator on research projects funded by the Australian Research Council and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. He one of the most cited social scientists internationally, with a Hirsch (h-) index of 58.

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