After completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree, Mo commenced his PhD at the Kirby Institute looking at gay community subcultures in relation to drug use and misuse, and their association with sexual risk taking.
During his undergraduate studies, Mo facilitated two first-year psychology subjects and mentored first year students at risk of failure. Outside academia, Mo volunteered for several charitable organisations that focused on supporting disadvantaged people. In addition, Mo has worked on several research projects; most notable, he created and implemented a five-year follow-up survey that looked at residence attitudes and perceptions toward living in Sydney, conducted qualitative interviews with high-profile politicians regarding current events, and investigated gay and bisexual men’s experience on living with prostate cancer.
Mo is currently working as a research assistant at the Kirby Institute on the FLUX project; a three-year cohort study on the incidence of, and factors associated with, drug use, and its consequences, among gay and bisexual men. The FLUX study explores attitudes about gay community life, drug use, and how people take care of themselves and each other.
Broad Research Areas:
Sexuality and sexual identity; Mental health.Transmission and prevention of HIV other sexually transmissible infections; Gay men's health; Sexual behaviour. Drug use and misuse. Subcultural affiliation.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)