Dr Christopher Fox

Dip. P.C., B.Psych., B.A. (Hons), PhD, FRSPH, LRSPH, MACA (Level 4)
Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health (Sexology)
Faculty of Medicine and Health: Westmead Clinical School

Telephone +61 438 422 759

Website Sex Life Therapy
World Assoication for Sexual Health
Society of Australian Sexologists
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Biographical details

Dr Christopher Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health (Sexology). He is also the Psychosexual Therapy Pathway Coordinator for the Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Christopher has a background in public health as well as counselling and psychotherapy. He runs a private practice in Melbourne (Sex Life Therapy) as a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist in addition to his academic position.

Research interests

Christopher's research interests include sexuality, masculinity and psychosexual/sex therapy. Recently his research has focused on men, masculinity and therapy; ageing sexuality and Baby-boomers in non-noramtive relationships; and LGBTIQ issues, especially fear of heterosexism and intrafamilial queer-hate crime He has previosuly research areas of sexual health including HPV, anal cancer and testicular cancer. Christopher is interested in moxed methodological appraoches, and therefore is quantaitive (statistics) and qualitative trained.

Psychosexual Issues: Sexual dys/functions; Psychosexual/sex therapy; Genital image

LGBTIQ issues: Health; Health service access; Hate speech; Prejudice, discrimination and violence

Sexual Health: STIs; Living with HSV; Living with HIV

Gender: Masculinity, Gendered experiences of health; Men's health service use

Methodologies: Mixed methods, quantitative, qualitative

Teaching and supervision

Christopher teaches the sexual health counselling/sex therapy units of study at Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre. He also cooridnates the Psychosexual Therapy (Sex Therapy) Pathway in the Masters of Science in Medicine and Master of Medicine Programs as part of the Postgrduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

As a practitioner and researcher-academic, Christopher focuses his teaching on a practitioner-scientists model supprting his students to understand the nexus of theory to practise and practise to theory.

Units of Study Coordination:

SEXH5402 Introduction to Counselling for Health Professionals

SEXH5403 Counselling in Psychosexual Therapy

SEXH5415 Advanced Issues in Psychosexual Therapy

SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Associations

Associate-Secretary: Asia Oceania - World Associaton for Sexual Health

Vice Co-Chair - WAS Sexual Rights Committee

Immediate Past National Chairperson - Society of Australian Sexologists

Treasurer - Asia-Oceania Federation of Sexology

Member (Level 4) - Australian Counselling Association

Fellow - Royal Society of Public Health

Licentiate - Royal Socety of Public Health

International links

Czech Republic

(Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Sexology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) Doctoral Supervisor for Dr Watcharaphol Alexandre Kamnerdsiri (Doctor of Philosophy)

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Asquith, N., Fox, C. (2016). No Place Like Home: Intrafamilial Hate Crime against Gay Men and Lesbians. In Angela Dwyer, Matthew Ball and Thomas Crofts (Eds.), Queering Criminology, (pp. 163-182). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Pitt, S., Fox, C. (2013). Revisiting Connell's Masculinities: Performative Masculinity - A New Approach. In Katarina Gregersdotter and Nicklas Hallen (Eds.), Femininities and Masculinities in Action: On Theory and Practice in a Moving Field, (pp. 155-174). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Pitt, S., Fox, C. (2011). Performative Masculinity: A New Theory on Masculinity. In Katarina Gregersdotter and Nicklas Hallen (Eds.), Femininities and Masculinities in Action: On Theory and Practice in a Moving Field, (pp. 37-46). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Journals

  • Kamnerdsiri, W., Rodriguez Martinez, J., Fox, C., Weiss, P. (2018). Clinical correlation between erectile function and ejaculatory function in the Czech male population. PloS One, 13(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Fox, C., Asquith, N. (2018). Measuring the Tangible Fear of Heterosexist Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(6), 980-1007. [More Information]
  • Kirkman, L., Fox, C., Dickson-Swift, V. (2016). A case for sexual health policy that includes midlife and older adult sexuality and sexual health. Aging And Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 6(2), 17-27. [More Information]
  • Harding, C., Fox, C. (2015). It's Not About "Freudian Couches and Personality Changing Drugs": An Investigation Into Men's Mental Health Help-Seeking Enablers. American Journal of Men's Health, 9(6), 451-463. [More Information]
  • Kirkman, L., Dickson-Swift, V., Fox, C. (2015). Midlife relationship diversity, sexual fluidity, wellbeing and sexual health from a rural perspective. Rural Society, 24(3), 266-281. [More Information]
  • Dickson-Swift, V., Fox, C., Marshall, K., Welch, N., Willis, J. (2014). What really improves employee health and wellbeing: Findings from regional Australian workplaces. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 7(3), 138-155. [More Information]
  • Kirkman, L., Kenny, A., Fox, C. (2013). Evidence of absence: midlife and older adult sexual health policy in Australia. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10(2), 135-148. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Dickson-Swift, V., Marshall, K., Fox, C., Willis, J. (2011). Workplace health promotion: Case studies for creating a supportive environment for health, (pp. 1 - 67). Victoria, Australia: Department of Health.

2018

  • Kamnerdsiri, W., Rodriguez Martinez, J., Fox, C., Weiss, P. (2018). Clinical correlation between erectile function and ejaculatory function in the Czech male population. PloS One, 13(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Fox, C., Asquith, N. (2018). Measuring the Tangible Fear of Heterosexist Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(6), 980-1007. [More Information]

2016

  • Kirkman, L., Fox, C., Dickson-Swift, V. (2016). A case for sexual health policy that includes midlife and older adult sexuality and sexual health. Aging And Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 6(2), 17-27. [More Information]
  • Asquith, N., Fox, C. (2016). No Place Like Home: Intrafamilial Hate Crime against Gay Men and Lesbians. In Angela Dwyer, Matthew Ball and Thomas Crofts (Eds.), Queering Criminology, (pp. 163-182). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2015

  • Harding, C., Fox, C. (2015). It's Not About "Freudian Couches and Personality Changing Drugs": An Investigation Into Men's Mental Health Help-Seeking Enablers. American Journal of Men's Health, 9(6), 451-463. [More Information]
  • Kirkman, L., Dickson-Swift, V., Fox, C. (2015). Midlife relationship diversity, sexual fluidity, wellbeing and sexual health from a rural perspective. Rural Society, 24(3), 266-281. [More Information]

2014

  • Dickson-Swift, V., Fox, C., Marshall, K., Welch, N., Willis, J. (2014). What really improves employee health and wellbeing: Findings from regional Australian workplaces. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 7(3), 138-155. [More Information]

2013

  • Kirkman, L., Kenny, A., Fox, C. (2013). Evidence of absence: midlife and older adult sexual health policy in Australia. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10(2), 135-148. [More Information]
  • Pitt, S., Fox, C. (2013). Revisiting Connell's Masculinities: Performative Masculinity - A New Approach. In Katarina Gregersdotter and Nicklas Hallen (Eds.), Femininities and Masculinities in Action: On Theory and Practice in a Moving Field, (pp. 155-174). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

2011

  • Pitt, S., Fox, C. (2011). Performative Masculinity: A New Theory on Masculinity. In Katarina Gregersdotter and Nicklas Hallen (Eds.), Femininities and Masculinities in Action: On Theory and Practice in a Moving Field, (pp. 37-46). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Dickson-Swift, V., Marshall, K., Fox, C., Willis, J. (2011). Workplace health promotion: Case studies for creating a supportive environment for health, (pp. 1 - 67). Victoria, Australia: Department of Health.

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