Steven Maxwell

Clinical Fellow


I am currently a Clinical Fellow, teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes.  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 prophlaxis use within the context of sexualised drug use among the MSM popualtion.  My previous service evaluation/research experience and interest lays within alcohol/drug use, HIV prevention and the wider biopsychosocial impact on high-risk populations.  





MSc in Public Health Practice

PGC in Clinical Education

BSc in Professional Development


Independent and supplementary presciber

Responsibilities & affiliations

Higher Education Academy: Fellow

Undergraduate teaching

Teaching across the Bachelor's in Nursing

Postgraduate teaching

 Teaching across the MSc in Advanced Nursing

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

My over arching research interest orientates towards public health, social justice and health inequalities. This specifically includes service evaluation/research experience and interest in 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.

Current research interests

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.