Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Jaime Garcia-Iglesias

Mildred Baxter Research Fellow


Jaime Garcia-Iglesias is Mildred Baxter Postdoctoral Fellow at CBSS. He holds a PhD in Sociology and has a background in literature and cultural studies. He specializes in the intersections of sexuality, internet and health, with previous work focused on PrEP use, intimacy online, and HIV prevention. He has also worked on the role that literature and fiction play in negotiating health and sexuality, with a focus on contemporary literature from the United States. He is the author of "The Eroticising of HIV: Viral Fantasies" (2022) and "Viral Times: HIV, COVID-19, and Beyond" (2023). 


  • ‘Covid Intimacies: Resilience and Viral Safety among LGBT and Heterosexual People Using Dating Apps in the COVID-19 Era’ With Prof Brian Heaphy (University of Manchester, PI) (May 2022 – Apr 2024). Funded by ESRC Research Grants.

  • ‘Diseased bottoms: a pilot exploration of shame and stigma related to anal sex among MSM experiencing colorectal conditions’. With Richard Vytniorgu (University of Exeter). (May-Sept 2022). Funded by Wellcome Humanities and Social Sciences Research Centres Collaborative Research Seed award scheme 2022-2023.

  • ‘HIV Activists during COVID-19’. With Chase Ledin (University of Edinburgh, PI) and Olujoke Fakoya (University of Hertfordshire, co-PI). (Mar–Sept 2022). Funded by UK International Coronavirus Network Early Career and Career Returner Grant and Roslin Institute.

  • ‘Sexual Health Through Online Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Project’. (Jan–Mar 2022). Funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh Saltire Awards.


  • MBChB, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, Tutor

  • MSc Sociology, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Tutor