Dr Philippe Adam

Senior Research Fellow
PhD
Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

+61 2 9385 6668
+61 2 9385 6455
Room 317, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Born in France in 1967, Philippe CG Adam graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris in 1991. He subsequently received his doctorate in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 1997. Philippe has authored a handbook of medical sociology which has been published in five languages.
Currently senior research fellow at the National Centre in HIV Social Research at the University of New South Wales, his work combines perspectives from sociology, psychology and sexology to better map and understand sexual and health related behaviours in the context of the HIV pandemic. In the last 20 years, he has produced knowledge on the situation and needs of men who have sex with men in around 60 countries and has transferred his understanding of social and psychological determinants of behaviour into large scale HIV-prevention campaigns and interventions.

Research

Philippe's research spans the fields of sociology, psychology, and health promotion. He has led studies in Australia, Europe and Asia on sexuality and health among young people, gay men, and injecting drugs users. He seeks to understand how people balance risk and pleasure and what are the key individual and social barriers to uptake of HIV prevention, HIV/STI testing and antiretroviral treatment that can be addressed by programs. He also builds theory-driven health promotion interventions to bridge the gap between research and practice

Publications

    Books

    • Adam P;Herzlich C, 1999, Sociology of illness and medicine, Bavardaran compagny, Iranian Dental Press Center, Teheran
    • Adam P;Herzlich C, 1999, ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΣΘΕΝΕΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΑΝΟΙΚΟ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ, Athens
    • Herzlich C;Adam P, 1999, Sociologia della malattia e della medicina, Collana Scienze e salute, FrancoAngeli, Milan
    • Adam P;Herzlich C, 1994, Sociologie de la maladie et de la médecine, Collection Sociologie 128, Nathan Université, Paris
    • HERZLICH C;ADAM P, SOCIOLOGIA DA DOENÇA E DA MEDICINA

    Book Chapters

    • Vandenbosch H;Adam PC G;Albury K;Bastiaensens S;de Wit J;Hemelryk Donald S, 2015, 'Engaging adolescents in narrative research and interventions on cyberbullying.', in Lind RA (ed.), Producing theory in a digital world 2.0: The intersection of audiences and production in contemporary theory., Peter Lang Publishing Inc., pp. 229 - 246
    • Albury KM;De Wit J;Adam, P ;Hemelryk Donald S;Vandebosch H;Baastiens S;Van Royen K;Vermeulen A, 2015, 'Engaging adolescents in narrative research and interventions on cyberbullying.', in Lind RA (ed.), Producing theory in a digital world 2.0: The intersection of audiences and production in contemporary theory (Volume 2), edn. 1st, Peter Lang, Berlin, pp. 229 - 246
    • De Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2014, 'Revolution or evolution? What can approaches based on the use of antiretroviral drugs contribute to hiv prevention in gay communities in high-income countries?', in Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives, pp. 181 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8845-3_9
    • de Wit J;Adam P, 2012, 'HIV/AIDS: The role of behavior and the social environment in a global pandemic', in Ramachandran VS (ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, edn. 2nd, Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 316 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00015-X
    • Adam P;Delmas MC;Brunet JB, 1999, 'Impact des nouveaux traitements antirétroviraux sur les attitudes et les comportements préventifs des lecteurs de la presse gay. De l’impact perçu par les individus à la mesure d’une influence effecti', in Séropositivité, vie sexuelle et risque de transmission, edn. Collection sciences sociales et sida, Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, Paris, pp. 43 - 58
    • Adam P, 1998, 'Normes conjugales et homosexualité masculine.', in Philippe C; Varro G; Neyrand G (ed.), Liberté, égalité, mixité conjugales. Réflexion pluridisciplinaire sur la mixité conjugale, Anthropos-Economica, Paris
    • Schiltz MA;Adam P, 1996, 'Le test de dépistage au VIH: diffusion parmi les homo- et bisexuels français.', in Le dépistage du VIH, politiques et pratiques, edn. Collection Sciences Sociales et Sida, Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, Paris, pp. 33 - 43
    • Adam P;Schiltz MA, 1996, 'Relapse et cantonnement du risque aux marges de la 'communauté': deux idées reçues à l'épreuve de l'enquête presse gaie.', in Les homosexuels face au sida. Rationalités et gestions des risques,, edn. Collection Sciences Sociales et Sida, Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, Paris, pp. 11 - 24
    • Adam P;Quemin A, 1996, 'L'homme et sa santé.', in Encyclopédie Clartés, Encyclopédie Clartés, Paris, pp. 1 - 12
    • Schiltz MA;Adam P, 1995, 'Gestes préventifs, stratégies d'évitement de l'épidémie de sida et perception du risque.', in Bajos N; Bozon M; Giami A (ed.), Sexualité et sida, Recherches en sciences sociales, Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, Paris, pp. 317 - 322
    • Adam P;Paicheler G;Quemin A, 1995, 'Analyse et synthèse des recherches sur les aspects psychologiques, sociaux et culturels du sida.', in Le sida en France. Etat des connaissances en 1994, Ministère des affaires sociales, de la santé et de la ville & Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, Paris, pp. 129 - 173
    • Schiltz MA;Adam P, 1995, 'Reputedly Effective Risk Reduction Strategies and Gay Men.', in Aggleton P; Davies P; Hart G (ed.), AIDS: Safety, Sexuality and Risk, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 1 - 19
    • Adam P, 1994, 'Le point de vue du patient.', in L'Encyclopédie médicale Hachette, Hachette, Paris, pp. 215 - 221
    • Adam P, 1994, 'La relation soignant / patient.', in L'Encyclopédie médicale Hachette, Hachette, Paris, pp. 197 - 204

    Journal articles

    • Schippers M;Adam PC G;Smolenski DJ;Wong HT H;de Wit JB F, 2017, 'A meta-analysis of overall effects of weight loss interventions delivered via mobile phones and effect size differences according to delivery mode, personal contact, and intervention intensity and dur', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 450 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12492
    • Mao L;de Wit J;Adam P;Post JJ;Slavin S;Cogle A;Wright E;Kidd M, 2016, 'Beliefs in Antiretroviral Treatment and Self-Efficacy in HIV Management are Associated with Distinctive HIV Treatment Trajectories', AIDS and Behavior, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-016-1649-6
    • Murphy DA;De Wit JB F;Donohoe S;Adam PC G, 2015, 'The need to know: HIV status disclosure expectations and practices among non-HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in Australia', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 27, pp. 90 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2015.1062077
    • Choo MK K;Nabila EB;Adam PC G;Gilbert L;Wu E;West BS;Bazazi AR;De Wit JB F;Ismail R;Kamarulzaman A, 2015, 'Prevalence and correlates of HIV and hepatitis c virus infections and risk behaviors among Malaysian fishermen', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118422
    • Mao L;Adam PC G;Kippax S;Crooks L;Post JJ;Kidd MR;Slavin S;Wright EJ;De Wit JB F, 2015, 'Evolving views and practices of antiretroviral treatment prescribers in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 202, pp. 258 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja14.00443
    • De Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2014, 'Can treatment-based HIV prevention curb the epidemic among gay and other men who have sex with men? A narrative synthesis of increasing evidence for moderating and countervailing effects', Sexual Health, vol. 11, pp. 137 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH13142
    • Adam PC G;De Wit JB F;Bourne CP;Knox D;Purchas J, 2014, 'Promoting regular testing: An examination of HIV and STI testing routines and associated socio-demographic, behavioral and social-cognitive factors among men who have sex with men in New South Wales,', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 18, pp. 921 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-014-0733-z
    • Hald GM;Kuyper L;Adam PC G;de Wit JB F, 2013, 'Does Viewing Explain Doing? Assessing the Association Between Sexually Explicit Materials Use and Sexual Behaviors in a Large Sample of Dutch Adolescents and Young Adults', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 2986 - 2995, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12157
    • Kuyper L;de Wit J;Smolenski D;Adam P;Woertman L;van Berlo W, 2013, 'Gender Differences in Patterns of Experienced Sexual Coercion and Associated Vulnerability Factors Among Young People in The Netherlands', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 28, pp. 3149 - 3170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260513488689
    • Kuyper L;De Wit J;Adam P;Woertman L, 2012, 'Doing more good than harm? the effects of participation in sex research on young people in the Netherlands', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 41, pp. 497 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-011-9780-y
    • Adam PC G;Murphy DA;De Wit JB F, 2011, 'When do online sexual fantasies become reality? The contribution of erotic chatting via the Internet to sexual risk-taking in gay and other men who have sex with men', Health Education Research, vol. 26, pp. 506 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyq085
    • Kuyper L;de Wit JB F;Adam P;Woertman L;van Berlo W, 2010, 'Grensover-schrijdende seksuele ervaringen en gedragingen onder jongeren. De belangrijkste resultaten uit het onderzoek ‘Laat je nu horen!’', Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, vol. 34, pp. 90 - 103
    • Kuyper ;de Wit J;Adam P;Woertman L;van Berlo W, 2010, 'Unwanted sexual experiences and behaviours among young people. Key findings from the youth survey 'Speak up now!'', Seksuologie, vol. 34, pp. 90 - 103
    • Zablotska I;Frankland A;Imrie J;Adam P;Westacott R;Canavan P;Prestage G, 2009, 'Current issues in care and support for HIV-positive gay men in Sydney', International Journal of STD and AIDS, vol. 20, pp. 628 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2008.008432
    • Mathers BM;Degenhardt L;Adam P;Toskin I;Nashkhoev M;Lyerla R;Rugg D, 2009, 'Estimating the level of HIV prevention coverage, knowledge and protective behavior among injecting drug users: What does the 2008 UNGASS reporting round tell us?', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181baf0c5
    • Adam PC G;De Wit JB F;Toskin I;Mathers BM;Nashkhoev M;Zablotska I;Lyerla R;Rugg D, 2009, 'Estimating levels of HIV testing, HIV prevention coverage, HIV knowledge, and condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low-income and middle-income countries', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181baf111
    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2008, 'To test or not to test: Psychosocial barriers to HIV testing in high-income countries', HIV Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 20 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-1293.2008.00586.x
    • Adam PC G;Teva I;De Wit JB F, 2008, 'Balancing risk and pleasure: sexual self-control as a moderator of the influence of sexual desires on sexual risk-taking in men who have sex with men', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 84, pp. 463 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sti.2008.031351
    • Adam PC G;de Wit JB F;Alexandre A;Paolucci C;Troussier T, 2006, 'Impact of depression on sexual activity and risk taking among French gay men seeking sex on Internet', Sexologies, vol. 15, pp. 176 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sexol.2006.06.004
    • Bolding G;Elford J;Sherr L;Adam P;Crawford J;Kippax S;Prestage G;Rawstorne P;De Ven PV;Craib K;Hogg R;Martindale S, 2003, 'HIV treatments optimism among gay men: An international perspective', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, vol. 32, pp. 545 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00126334-200304150-00013
    • Adam P, 2002, 'Baromètre Gay 2000: résultats du premier sondage auprès des clients des établissements gays parisiens.', Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire, vol. 18
    • Adam P, 2001, 'Lutte contre le sida, Pacs et élections municipales. L’évolution des expériences.', Société Contemporaine, vol. 41-42, pp. 83 - 110
    • Adam P;Delmas MC;Hamers F;Brunet JB, 1999, 'Attitudes et comportements préventifs des homosexuels masculins à l’époque des nouveaux traitements.', Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire, vol. 41
    • Adam P, 1999, 'Bonheur dans le ghetto ou bonheur domestique ? Enquête sur l’évolution des expériences homosexuelles.', Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, vol. 128, pp. 56 - 67
    • Adam PC, 1997, 'Urgence sanitaire et liens sociaux: l'exceptionnalité du sida ?', Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, vol. CII, pp. 5 - 28
    • Adam P, 1996, 'Praticiens, patients et militants de l'homéopathie (1800-1940).', Le Mouvement Social, vol. 176, pp. 103 - 104
    • Adam P, 1995, 'Les comportements sexuels en France', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 1585 - 1586
    • Adam P, 1994, 'Lutte contre le sida: vers une redistribution des rôles ?', Panoramiques, vol. 2, pp. 105 - 111
    • Adam P;Quemin A, 1994, 'L'individu face au sida: gérer la crise', La Quinzaine Littéraire, vol. 644, pp. 25 - 26

    Reports

    • Adam PC;Schippers M;Schmidt H;Modderman K;Slattery C;Estoesta J;Murray C;Hearnshaw G;Murphy D;de Wit J, 2017, It’s Your Love Life: a new periodic survey on sexual health among young people in NSW, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5971450a427b9
    • Mao L;Treloar C;Adam P;de Wit J, 2016, Annual report of trends in behaviour 2016: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/57C52B1A5C6F2
    • de Wit J;Mao L;Adam P;Treloar C, 2015, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Report of trends in behaviour 2015, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/CSRH_Annual_Report_of_Trends_in_Behaviour_2015.pdf
    • de Wit J;Mao L;Adam P;Treloar C, 2014, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Report of trends in behaviour 2014, Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, Australia, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/Annual_Report_of_Trends_in_Behaviour_2014.pdf
    • de Wit J;Adam P, 2007, Sexual risk-taking in gay men: A focus on non-intentional processes, Utrecht University & Institute for Prevention and Social Research, Utrecht, NL, Sexual risk-taking in gay men: A focus on non-intentional processes
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2006, A concise overwiew of barriers and facilitators to HIV testing. Directions for future research and interventions, Institute for Prevention and Social Research, Utrecht, NL, A concise overwiew of barriers and facilitators to HIV testing. Directions for future research and interventions
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2004, Towards a framework for accelerated innovation in HIV and STI prevention in Europe, Institute for Prevention and Social Research, Utrecht, NL, Towards a framework for accelerated innovation in HIV and STI prevention in Europe

    Conference Posters

    • Adam P;de Wit J;Toskin I;Rugg D;De Lay P, 2008, 'Knowledge, behaviors and HIV prevention coverage among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low and middle income countries: lessons from the 2005 UNGASS reporting round', in Knowledge, behaviors and HIV prevention coverage among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low and middle income countries: lessons from the 2005 UNGASS reporting round, XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, presented at XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 03 - 08 August 2008

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Adam P, 1997, Expérience intime et action collective: sexualité, maladie et lutte contre le sida, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales [School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences], Par

    Conference Presentations

    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2016, 'A self-regulation perspective on sexual risk: Rejoining narratives of complacency, informed decisions and situational influences', presented at International behavioural Health Conference, Hong Kong, 16 - 17 January 2016
    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2015, 'How does self-control shape health behaviour?', presented at 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Limassol, Cyprus, 01 - 05 September 2015
    • Adam P, 2015, 'Mitigating the effect of online sexual narration on sexual risk-taking: The Chat Smart intervention.', presented at Sexual health: (narrative) approaches in research and interventions., University of Antwerp, Belgium., 01 - 01 April 2015
    • Mao L;Crooks L;Post J;Adam P;Wright E;Kidd M;Wilson D;Slavin S;Kippax S;de Wit J, 2015, 'Taking Treatment as Prevention into practice: growing support among antiretroviral treatment prescribers in Australia', presented at AIDS Impact, Amsterdam, 28 - 31 July 2015
    • Adam PC G;de Wit JB F;Friboulet D;Alexandre A, 2013, 'Willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis and perceived consequences in terms of condom use: a survey of men who have sex with men in France.', presented at XIth International AIDS Impact Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 01 - 01 September 2013
    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2013, 'Reflecting on risks and responses: The critical role of individual and community perspectives in making HIV prevention work.', presented at XI International AIDS Impact Conference, Barcelona, 29 September - 02 October 2013
    • Adam PC G;de Wit JB F, 2013, 'Navigating desire and sexual risk among gay men: Opportunities and challenges for digital interventions research.', presented at Digital Interventions Symposium, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, 01 - 01 December 2013
    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2009, 'Promoting sexual self-regulation online: Strong effects of a short intervention.', presented at 23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Pisa, Italy, 01 - 01 September 2009
    • Adam P;de Wit JB F, 2009, 'Online erotic chatting with potential sex partners: Does virtual fantasizing promote real-life risk?', presented at 23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Pisa, Italy, 01 - 01 September 2009
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2008, 'Sexual desires, sexual control and sexual risk-taking in men who have sex with men', presented at 20th Annual Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) Conference, Perth, Australia, 17 - 20 September 2009
    • de Wit J;Adam P, 2008, 'Increasing the contribution of social research to HIV prevention: Developing and testing a theory-driven intervention to reduce unpremeditated risk-taking in MSM', presented at 20th Annual Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) Conference, Perth, Australia, 17 - 20 September 2009
    • de Wit J;Adam P, 2008, 'Reducing non-premeditated risk-taking in MSM: a new intervention protocol to increase vigilance and control tested for efficacy in a prospective RCT', presented at XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 03 - 08 August 2008
    • de Wit J;Adam P, 2007, 'Is the Internet a special venue for sexual risk?', presented at 23rd UISTI-Europe Conference, Dubrovnic-Cavtat, Croatia, 01 October 2007
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2007, 'Preparing for safer sex as a way to reduce non-premeditated exposures to risk among MSM: a review of Internet studies and interventions', presented at 23rd UISTI-Europe Conference, Dubrovnic-Cavtat, Croatia, 01 October 2007
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2007, 'Safer sex fatigue promotes risk-taking among predominantly HIV-negative MSM. An assessment of underlying processes', presented at 8th International AIDS Impact Conference, Marseille, France, 01 - 04 July 2007
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2007, 'Initiatives to improve safer sex among MSM', presented at 23rd UISTI-Europe Conference, Dubrovnic-Cavtat, Croatia, 01 October 2007
    • de Wit JB F;Adam PC G, 2006, 'Ambivalent attitudes and health-related behaviors: Appraising multiple paths of influence', Vol. 21, pp. 39 - 39, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000240000100096&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Adam P;Dourado I;de Wit J, 2006, 'Sexual and preventive behaviors of gay and bisexuals men in three national contexts: France, Brazil and The Netherlands', presented at Conference of the Brazilian National Program on HIV/Aids, ANRS, Brazilia, 23 - 24 March 2006
    • Adam P;de Wit J, 2005, 'HIV-testing, perceived serological status and prevention needs of gay men in two national contexts: France and the Netherlands', presented at 7th AIDS impact Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 01 April 2005
    • Adam PC G;de Wit JB F, 2004, 'Strengthening sexual health promotion for young people: a comprehensive assessment of barriers to condom use and HIV/STI testing for program development.', presented at 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 - 01 July 2004