Steven Maxwell (MSc, PGC Clinical Ed., NMP, RMN, BSc, FHEA) is a Lecturer in the Division of Nursing.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching and Learning

I have been a qualified mental health nurse since 2003, with a specialist clinical expertise and interest in substance use and sexual health/BBVs.  I have been involved in teaching within healthcare providers and the higher education sector since 2013, with an interest in public health, prescribing practice and clinical education. I am currently doing my PhD part time in Global Health, which is looking at the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis use within the context of sexualized drug use among the MSM population.  My previous service evaluation/research experience and interest lays within alcohol/drug use, HIV prevention and the wider biopsychosocial impact on high-risk populations.  

My over-arching research interest orientates towards public health, social justice and health inequalities. This specifically includes service evaluation/research experience and interest in mental, health, substance misuse and sexual health/blood borne viruses. I have a specific interest in the advancement of HIV bio-medical interventions and the wider risk reduction strategies but framing this within the wider paradigm of biopsychosocial health and well-being. I am currently doing my PhD part time in Global Health, specifically examining pre-exposure prophylaxis use and medication adherence among men who have sex with men who engage in chemsex. 

 

Active research interests:

  • Sexual health and HIV 
  • Health inequalities among minority populations 
  • Substance use and mental Health 
  • LGBT health and well-being 

 

Research Methods:

  • Quantitative methods 
  • Qualitative: Thematic analysis and framework analysis 
  • Maxwell, S. (2017) GPs view and experiences on the barriers and facilitators for men who have sex for men attending primary care for HIV and sexual health screening. Primary Health Care Research and Development.  
  • Maxwell, S. (2017) ‘Chemsex’ in men who have sex with men and reducing the potential risks. Primary Health Care. 
  • Maxwell, S (lead reviewer). Gafos, M. Shahmanesh, M. (2018) Chemsex behaviours among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Drug Policy. 
  • Maxwell, S (lead reviewer). Gafos, M. Shahmanesh. (2019) Pre-exposure prophylaxis use and medication adherence among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Nurses in AIDS Care. 
  • Maxwell, S. (lead author) Moncrieff, M. Gafos, M. Shahmanesh, M. Stirrup, O. (2020) A quantitative analysis of PrEP use among MSM who have engaged in chemsex, International Journal of STD and AIDS. 

My overarching teaching and learning domain centres around psychosocial health inequalities that effect higher risk populations and methods in promoting their health outcomes.  This includes specialist teaching expertise and interest in mental health, substance use and sexual health. I have expertise in clinical education, with a specific focus on non-medical prescribing. This includes interest in medication adherence and bio-medical ethics.

Teaching

Program Lead for MSc Mental Health and Well-being