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Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa

About

Dr Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs is a researcher with the Gender Equality and Health Programme where the main focus of his research is around masculinities, gender-based violence and young people’s sexual and reproductive health. His specific interests include understanding how interventions work, particularly structural and economic interventions, and how contextual factors shape intervention outcomes. More widely he has done extensive research on understanding gender equality within policies and policy processes. He has written over 20 articles on these topics in a range of leading journals including PLoS Medicine, AIDS and Behavior, and Social Science and Medicine.

Andrew has been involved in leading the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention amongst young women and men in urban informal settlements to reduce violence and HIV risk through building gender equality and strengthening livelihoods. As part of this body of work he wrote the widely cited article Combined structural interventions for gender equality and livelihood security and published widely on the impact of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention on men’s lives and masculinities, which forms the basis of his PhD thesis.

He was awarded an MSc in Health, Community and Development from the London School of Economics in 2006.

Research outputs

Book contribution

Campbell, C., and Gibbs, A., 2010, Poverty, AIDS and Gender  The International handbook of Gender and Poverty, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

Gibbs, A., and Campbell, C. 2012 Strengthening community participation in primary health care: experiences from South Africa The LSE Companion to Health Policy, - (-) 20-34, Edward Elgar

Journal article

Gibbs, A., Willan, S., Jama-Shai, N., Washington, L and Jewkes, R (2015) ‘Eh! I felt I was sabotaged!’: facilitators’ understandings of success in a participatory HIV and IPV prevention intervention in urban South Africa Health Education Research, 30(6), pp 985-995, doi: 10.1093/her/cyv059

Gibbs, A., Campbell, C., Maimane, S., and Nair, Y. 2010 Mismatches between youth aspirations and participatory HIV/AIDS programmes in South Africa African Journal of AIDS Research, 9 (2) 153-163, African Journals Online

Gibbs, A., 2010, Understandings of gender and HIV in the South African media AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 22 (2), 1620-1628, Taylor & Francis Online, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2010.490258

Campbell, C., Cornish, F., Gibbs, A. and Scott, K., 2010 Heeding the push from below: How do social movements persuade the rich to listen to the poor? Journal of Health Psychology, 1 (10), - , Los Angeles: Sage Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1359105310372815

Campbell, C., Skovdal, M., and Gibbs, A. 2011 Creating social spaces to tackle AIDS-related stigma: reviewing the role of church groups in sub-Saharan Africa AIDS and Behaviour, 15 (60) 1204-1219, Springer

Daku, M., Gibbs, A. and Heymann, J., 2012 Representations of MDR and XDR-TB in South African newspapers Social Science and Medicine, 75 (2), 410-418, Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.02.039

Campbell,C., Nair, Y., Maimane, S., Sibiya, Z and Gibbs, A, 2012, Dissemination as Intervention: Building Local HIV Competence through the Report Back of Research Findings to a South African Rural Community Antipode, 44 (3), 702-724, Wiley Online Library, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00938.x

Gibbs, A., Mushinga, M., Crone, E. T., Willan, S., and Mannell, J. 2013 How do national strategic plans for HIV and AIDS in Southern and Eastern Africa address gender-based violence? A women’s rights perspective Health and Human Rights,14 (2) 10-20, Health and Human Rights Journal

Gibbs, A., Crone, E.T., Willan, S and J, Mannell, 2012, The inclusion of women, girls and gender equality in National Strategic Plans for HIV and AIDS in southern and eastern Africa Global Public Health, 7 (10), 1120-1140, Routledge, doi: 10.1080/17441692.2012.701319

Gibbs, A., Campbell, C., Akintola, O., and Colvin, C. 2014 Social contexts and building social capital for collective action: Three case studies of volunteers in the context of HIV and AIDS in South Africa Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 25 (2) 110-122, Wiley Online Library

Zelnick, J.R., Gibbs, A., Loveday, M.,Padayachi, N., and M.R. O'Donell, 2013, Health care worker perspectives on workplace safety, infection control and drug-resistant tubeerculosis in a high burden HIV setting Journal of Public Health Policy, 34 (3), 388-402, Palgrave macmillan

Gibbs, A., Jewkes, R., Sikweyiya, Y., and Willan, S. 2015 Reconstructing Masculinities? A qualitative outcomes evaluation of Stepping Stones and Creating Futures. Culture, Health and Sexuality Culture, Health and Sexuality,17 (2) 208-22, Taylor & Francis Online

Gibbs, A., Jewkes, R., Mbatha, N., Washington, L., and Willan, S. 2014 Jobs, food, taxis and journals: complexities of implementing Stepping Stones and Creating Futures in urban informal settlements in South Africa African Journal of AIDS Research, 13 (2), 161-167, Routledge, doi: 10.2989/16085906.2014.927777 

Gibbs, A., Jewkes, R., Sikweyiya, Y., and Willan, S. 2014 Reconstructing masculinity? A qualitative evaluation of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures interventions in urban informal settlements in South Africa Culture, Health & Sexuality, 17(2), 208-22, Taylor & Francis Online, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.966150

Olinyk, S., Gibbs, A., and Campbell, C. 2014 Developing and implementing global gender policy to reduce HIV and AIDS in low- and middle -income countries: Policy makers’ perspectives African Journal of AIDS Research, 13 (3), 197-204, London: Routledge. DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2014.907818

Sterna, E., Coopera, D., and Gibbs, A. 2014  Gender differences in South African men and women's access to and evaluation of informal sources of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 15(1), 48-63, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2014.947363

Reardon, C ., Enigbokan. O., and George, G. 2014 British doctors' experiences of working in rural South Africa: The London GP out of programme experience Health SA Gesondheid, 19(1), AOSIS Open Journals, Doi:10.4102/hsag.v19i1.789

Gibbs, A., Sikweyiya, Y., and Jewkes, R. 2014 ‘Men value their dignity’: securing respect and identity construction in urban informal settlements in South Africa Global Health Action, Vol 7, Global Health Action

Gibbs, A., and Jobson, G. 2011 Narratives of Masculinity in the Daily Sun: Implications for HIV Risk and Prevention South African Journal of Psychology, 41 (2), pp173-183, Psychological Society of South Africa

Veenstra, N., Whiteside, A., Lalloo, D., and Gibbs, A. 2010 Unplanned antiretroviral treatment interruptions in southern Africa: how should we be managing these? Globalization and Health, 6 (4),BioMed Central,

Gerntholtz, L., Gibbs, A., and Willan, S. 2011 The African Women’s Protocol: Bringing attention to reproductive rights and the MDGs PLoS Medicine, 8 (4), PLoS Medicine, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000429

Jewkes, R., Gibbs, A., Jama-Shai, N., Willan, S., Misselhorn, A., Mushinga, M., Washington, L., Mbatha, N., and Skiweyiya, Y. 2014 Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention: Shortened interrupted time series evaluation of a behavioural and structural health promotion and violence prevention intervention for young people in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa BMC Public Health, 14 (1325), BMC Public Health, doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1325

Gibbs, A., Willan, S., Misselhorn, A., and Mangoma, J. 2012 Structural interventions for gender equality and livelihood security: A critical review of the evidence from southern and eastern Africa Journal of the International AIDS society, 15(1), Journal of the International AIDS society, DOI:10.7448/IAS.15.3.17362

Hanass-Hancock, J., Myezwa, H., Nixon, S. A. and Gibbs, A. 2014 "When I was no longer able to see and walk, that is when I was affected most": experiences of disability in people living with HIV in South Africa Disability and Rehabilitation, 19, informa healthcare, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.993432

Gibbs, A., Willan, S., Misselhorn, A., and Mangoma, J. 2012 Combined structural interventions for gender equality and livelihood security: a critical review of the evidence from southern and eastern Africa and implications for young people Journal of the International AIDS society, 15, (1), Journal of the International AIDS society

Campbell, C., Gibbs, A., Maimane, S. Nair, Y., and Sibiya, Z. Youth participation in the fight against AIDS in South Africa: from policy to practice Journal of Youth Studies, 12(1), pp93-109

Policy brief

HEARD, UKZN, South African Medical Research Council, Project Empower, London School of Hygience and Tropical Medicine, What Works Creating a world free from violence: The Stepping Stones and Creating Futures Intervention trial

Veenstra, N., Whiteside, A., Lalloo, D. and Gibbs, A. (2009) Unplanned ART treatment interruptions in southern Africa: What can we do to minimise the long-term risks?