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Dr Peter Keogh

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer, Public Health
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care
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Professional biography

Dr Peter Keogh is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies at the Open University. He is Departmental Research Lead for Health & Social Care and head of the Reproduction, Sexualities and Sexual Health Research Group. His background is in applied social research in the areas of HIV, intimacy and sexual risk. For many years, Peter was the qualitative research lead for Sigma Research and more recently, he spent three years as a Qualitative Research Director at NatCen Social Research and also worked at the University of Greenwich. Peter is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Research interests

Peter is interested in how people with HIV and those at risk for HIV manage their sexual, intimate and social lives as the epidemic unfolds. In particular, he is interested in looking at the ways in which biomedical and governmental processes interact with sexual and intimate lives and with questions of identity, citizenship and community/collectivity. Most recently, Peter has been exploring, with others, processes of biomedicalisation of HIV - a period which commenced with the introduction of highly effective antiretroviral treatments in 1996 and recently led to the introduction of pharmaceutical HIV prevention technologies.

Peter has been researching this area for over 20 years and has completed many studies on sexual and intimate contexts for men who have sex with men and for people living with HIV. He is currently engaged on two research projects. The first, funded by the Wellcome Trust involves the preparation of a substantial body of UK qualitative datasets for secondary analysis and a pilot amplified analysis to explore changes to lived experience of people with or at risk for HIV over time. The second is a qualitative study of the sexual risk practices and intimate/social lives of 25 men who have sex with men in the light of Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxes . See  'External Collaborations' below for more details about all of these these projects.

Teaching interests

Peter's teaching interest are in Public Health, Social Science and Research Methods. He is module production chair for K311: Promoting Public Health and also teaches on K213 Health & Illness.

Peter also supervises several PhD students and welcomes enquiries regarding PhD supervision.

External collaborations

Peter is currently involved in two external research collaborations.

The first is a collaboration with The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and is a Wellcome Trust funded seedcorn project entitled From Treatment Possibilities to Treatment as Prevention: HIV and biomedicalisation in UK qualitative datasets. The purpose of this project is to prepare a substantial body of UK qualitative datasets for secondary analysis (15 datasets incorporating 741 participants are shortlisted). This will be followed by a pilot amplified analysis to examine how lived experience alongside HIV anti-retroviral medications (ARVs) has changed over time; the extent to which identities have been shaped by the increasing biomedicalisation of HIV; and the extent to which social and structural inequalities have impacted on or been reinforced by these developments. This work will consolidate knowledge, making full use of existing datasets and will lead to future research collaborations.

The second is a collaboration with the The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the University of Greenwich  called Being negative: gay men, sex, love and risk. This will report in 2017.

Publications

Embodied, clinical and pharmaceutical uncertainty: people with HIV anticipate the feasibility of HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) (2017)
Keogh, Peter
Critical Public Health, 27(1) (pp. 63-74)
Non-condom related strategies to reduce the risk of HIV transmission: Perspectives and experiences of gay men with diagnosed HIV (2016-11-01)
Bourne, Adam; Dodds, Catherine; Keogh, Peter and Weatherburn, Peter
Journal of Health Psychology, 21(11) (pp. 2562-2571)
Learning from the experiences of people with HIV using general practitioner services in London: a qualitative study (2016-07)
Keogh, Peter; Weatherburn, Peter and Reid, David
Primary Health Care Research and Development, 17(4) (pp. 351-360)
Being targeted: Young women's experience of being identified for a teenage pregnancy prevention programme (2016-06)
Sorhaindo, Annik; Bonell, Chris; Fletcher, Adam; Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter and Mitchell, Kirstin
Journal of Adolescence, 49 (pp. 181-190)
Young women’s lived experience of participating in a positive youth development programme: The “Teens & Toddlers” pregnancy prevention intervention (2016-06)
Sorhaindo, Annik; Mitchell, Kirstin; Fletcher, Adam; Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter and Bonell, Chris
Health Education, 116(4) (pp. 356-371)
Pharmaceutical HIV prevention technologies in the UK: six domains for social science research (2015)
Keogh, Peter and Dodds, Catherine
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 27(6) (pp. 796-803)
Randomized controlled trial of 'teens and toddlers': a teenage pregnancy prevention intervention combining youth development and voluntary service in a nursery (2013-10)
Bonnell, Chris; Maisey, Ruth; Speight, Svetlana; Purdon, Susan; Keogh, Peter; Wollny, Ivonne; Sorhaindo, Annik and Wellings, Kaye
Journal of Adolescence, 36(5) (pp. 859-870)
Problems with sex among gay and bisexual men with diagnosed HIV in the United Kingdom (2012-10-29)
Bourne, Adam; Hickson, Ford; Keogh, Peter; Reid, David and Weatherburn, Peter
BMC Public Health, 12, Article 916(1)
Perceptions of superinfection risk among gay men with diagnosed HIV who have unprotected anal intercourse (2011-04)
Bourne, A.; Dodds, C.; Weatherburn, P. and Keogh, P.
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 22(4) (pp. 190-193)
How to Be a Healthy Homosexual: HIV Health Promotion and the Social Regulation of Gay Men in the United Kingdom (2008-12-12)
Keogh, Peter
Journal of Homosexuality, 55(4) (pp. 581-605)
Addressing gay men's use of methamphetamine and other substances (2008-10-01)
Bonell, C.; Weatherburn, P.; Rhodes, T.; Hickson, F.; Keogh, P. and Elford, J.
Addiction Reseach & Theory, 16(5) (pp. 417-420)
Morality, responsibility and risk: Negative gay men's perceived proximity to HIV (2008-05-16)
Keogh, Peter
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 20(5) (pp. 576-581)
Criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission: people living with HIV respond (2006-05-01)
Dodds, Catherine and Keogh, Peter
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 17(5) (pp. 315-318)
Anonymous sex among homosexually active men: implications for HIV prevention (2000)
Weatherburn, Peter; Keogh, Peter and Hickson, Ford
Venereology, 13(4) (pp. 143-148)
Tales from the backroom: anonymous sex and HIV risk in London's commercial gay sex venues (2000)
Keogh, Peter and Weatherburn, Peter
Venereology, 13(4) (pp. 150-155)
Gay Men and HIV: Community Responses and Personal Risks (1998)
Keogh, Peter; Beardsell, Susan; Davies, Peter; Hickson, Ford and Weatherburn, Peter
Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, 10(3-4) (pp. 59-73)
Estimating the prevalence of forced marriage in England (2013-04-04)
Keogh, Peter; Kazimirski, Anne; Purdon, Susan and Maisey, Ruth
In: Ribbens McCarthy, Jane; Hooper, Carol Ann and Gillies, Val eds. Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People (pp. 245-256)
ISBN : 9781447304432 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol
The Evaluation of the ‘Teens and Toddlers’ Youth Programme: A Randomised Controlled Trial (2014)
Maisey, Ruth; Speight, Svetlana; Bonnell, Chris; Purdon, Susan; Keogh, Peter; Wollny, Ivonne; Sorhaindo, Annik M. and Wellings, Kaye
Sage
My Care, I Care: a study of what people with HIV value about NHS HIV services across London (2013)
Weatherburn, Peter; Keogh, Peter; Reid, David; Hammond, Gary and Jessup, Kathie
Sigma Research, London.
Testing public health intervention guidance on increasing the uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men. Final fieldwork report (2011-03)
Keogh, Peter; Dodds, Catherine and Weatherburn, Peter
NatCen Social Research
Evaluation of the Child Maintenance Options Service (2011-01)
Ireland, Eleanor; Poole, Eloise; Armstrong, Cole; Keogh, Peter and Purdon, Susan
Child Maintanance & Enforcement Commission
Forced Marriage: Prevalence and Service Response (2009-07)
Kazmirski, Anne; Keogh, Peter; Kumari, Vijay; Maisie, Ruth; Gowland, Sally; Purdon, Susan and Khanum, Nazia
Department of Children, Schools & Families (DCSF), London.
Framework for better living with HIV in England (2009-05)
Keogh, Peter; Azad, Yusef; Carter, Michael; Crafer, Elizabeth; Cregan, Sinead; Morley, Chris; Nkwenti, Priscilla; Nutland, Will; Pebody, Roger; Reynolds, Rhon; Summerside, Jack and Weatherburn, Peter
Sigma Research, London.
Relative Safety 2: Risk and unprotected anal intercourse among gay men diagnosed with HIV (2009-03)
Bourne, Adam; Dodds, Catherine; Keogh, Peter and Weatherburn, Peter
Sigma Research, London.
What do you need? 2007-2008: Findings from a national survey of people with diagnosed HIV (2009-03)
Weatherburn, Peter; Keogh, Peter; Reid, David; Dodds, Catherine; Bourne, Adam; Owuor, John; Hammond, Gary and Jessup, Kathie
Sigma Research, London.
Wasted opportunities: Problematic alcohol and drug use among gay men and bisexual men (2009-02)
Keogh, Peter; Reid, David; Bourne, Adam and Weatherburn, Peter
Sigma Research, London.
The growing challenge: a strategic review of HIV social care, support and information services across the UK. (2009)
Weatherburn, Peter; Keogh, Peter; Dodds, Catherine; Hickson, Ford and Henderson, Laurie
Sigma Research, London.
An early process evaluation of the public law outline in family courts (2009)
Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter and Brophy, Julia
Ministry of Justice
Morality, responsibility and risk: Gay men and proximity to HIV. London (2006-06)
Keogh, Peter; Henderson, Laurie; Dodds, Catherine and Hammond, Gary
Sigma Research, London.
Lambeth LGBT Matters: The needs and experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans men and women in Lambeth. (2006)
Keogh, Peter; Reid, David and Weatherburn, Peter
Sigma Research, London.
Outsider status: Stigma and discrimination experienced by gay men and African people with HIV (2004-12)
Dodds, Catherine; Keogh, Peter; Chime, Ogo; Haruperi, Thandi; Ssanyu Sseruma, Winnie and Weatherburn, Peter
Sigma Research, London.
Doctoring gay men: Exploring the contribution of General Practice (2004-07)
Keogh, Peter; Weatherburn, Peter; Henderson, Laurie; Reid, David; Dodds, Catherine and Hickson, Ford
Sigma Research, London.
Ethnic minority gay men: Redefining community, restoring identity (2004-02)
Keogh, Peter; Henderson, Laurie and Dodds, Catherine
Sigma Research, London.
Migrant gay men: Redefining community, restoring identity (2004-02)
Keogh, Peter; Henderson, Laurie and Dodds, Catherine
Sigma Research, London.
Working class gay men: Redefining community, restoring identity (2004-01)
Keogh, Peter; Dodds, Catherine and Henderson, Laurie
Sigma Research, London.
The Field Guide: Applying Making it Count to health promotion activity with homosexually active men (2003-10)
Devlin, Will; Keogh, Peter; Nutland, Will and Weatherburn, Peter
Terrence Higgins Trust, London.

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