Staff profile

Professor Marian Pitts AFBPS, MAPS

Emeritus Professor

College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Psychology and Public Health
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Melbourne (City)

Qualifications

BA(Hons), PhD

Research interests

Gender and health

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Sexuality and Relationships

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Recent publications

Books

White, D. G., & Pitts, M. K. (1997). Health Promotion with Young People for the Prevention of Substance Misuse. Health Education Authority.

Pitts, M. K. (1996). The Psychology of Preventive Health. Routledge.

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (1991). The Psychology of Health. Routledge.

Book sections

Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2007). Researching the Margin: An Introduction. In M. K. Pitts & A. M. A. Smith (Eds.), Researching the Margins. (pp. 3-41). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Keys, D., Rosenthal, D. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Young People, sexuality and sexual behaviour. In P. Aggleton, A. Ball & P. Mane (Eds.), Sex Drugs and Young People: International Perspectives. (pp. 65-83). New York, London: Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual Health and behaviour change. In C. J. Browning & S. A. Thomas (Eds.), Behavioural Change: An Evidence-based Handbook for Social and Public Health. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual Health for all? Australia in 2004. In M. J. Temple-Smith & S. Gifford (Eds.), Sexual Health: An Australian Perspective. Melbourne: IP Communications.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Foreword. In E. Burtney & M. Duffy (Eds.), Young people and sexual health : individual, social and policy contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pitts, M. K., McGowan, L., & Clark Cater, D. (2000). Chronic pelvic pain. In J. M. Ussher (Ed.), Women's health: contemporary international perspectives. (pp. 244-248). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Pitts, M. K., & Bradley, E. (2000). Gynaecological cancer. In J. M. Ussher (Ed.), Women's health : contemporary international perspectives. (pp. 218-233). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). Cancer. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). The experience of treatment. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). An introduction to health psychology. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). The medical consultation. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (1998). Social circumstances inequalities and health. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1991). In J. Radford & E. Govier (Eds.), A Textbook of Psychology. (2nd ed.): Sheldon Press.

Pitts, M. K. (1988). In J. Radford & E. Govier (Eds.), A Textbook of Psychology. (1st ed.): Sheldon Press.

Edited books (Ed.).

Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (Eds.). (2007). Researching the Margins. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (Eds.). (1998). The Psychology of Health (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Articles in refereed journals

Couch, D., Liamputtong, P., & Pitts, M. (2012). What are the real and perceived risks and dangers of online dating? Perspectives from online daters. Health, Risk & Society, 14(7-8), 697-714.

Heywood, W., Patrick, K. J., Smith, A. M. A., Simpson, J. M., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., & Shelley, J. M. (2012). Who gets tattoos? Demographic and behavioral correlates of ever being tattooed in a representative sample of men and women. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(1), 51-56.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Couch, M. (2012). Age at first anal sex and HIV/STI vulnerability among gay men in Australia. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88, 252-257. Refereed journal article awarded "Editor's Choice" and given free open access.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2012). Exploring the psychological impact of HIV: Health comparisons of older Australian HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men. AIDS and Behavior.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2012). Growing old as a gay man: Psychosocial wellbeing of a sexual minority. Research on Aging, XX(X), 1-21.

Minichiello, V., Rahman, S., Hawkes, G., & Pitts, M. K. (2012). STI epidemiology in the global older population: emerging challenges. Perspectives in Public Health, 132(4), 178-182.

Smith, A. M. A., Patrick, K. J., Heywood, W., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., Shelley, J. M., Simpson, J., & Ryall, R. (2012). Body Mass Index, Sexual Difficulties and Sexual Satisfaction among people in regular heterosexual relationships: a population-based study. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(6), 641-651.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Ferris, J., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J., Simpson, J., Heywood, W., & Patrick, K. J. (2012). Incidence and persistence/recurrence of women's sexual difficulties: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 38(4), 378-393.

Smith, A. M. A., Patrick, K. J., Heywood, W., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., Shelley, J. M., Simpson, J., & Ryall, R. (2012). Sexual practices and the duration of last heterosexual encounter: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 49(5), 487-494.

Thorpe, R., Croy, S., Petersen, K., & Pitts, M. (2012). In the best interests of the child? Regulating assisted reproductive technologies and the well-being of offspring in three Australian states. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 26(3), 259-277.

Wallace, J., McNally, S., Richmond, J., Hajarizadeh, B., & Pitts, M. K. (2012). Challenges to the effective delivery of health care to people with chronic hepatitis B in Australia. Sexual Health, 9(2), 131-137.

Couch, D., Liamputtong, P., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Online Daters and the Use of Technology for Surveillance and Risk Management. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 9(2), 116-134.

Crouch, S., Robinson, P., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). A comparison of general practitioner response rates to electronic and postal surveys in the setting of the National STI Prevention Program. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(2), 187-189.

Grierson, J., Koelmeyer, R., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: factors independently associated with reported difficulty taking antiretroviral therapy in a national sample of HIV-positive Australians. HIV Medicine, 12(9), 562-569.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, G., Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Couch, M. (2011). Versatility and HIV vulnerability: Investigating the proportion of Australian gay men having both insertive and receptive anal intercourse. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 2164-2171.

Minichiello, V., Hawkes, G., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexuality in Later Life. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 13, 182-187.

Pitts, M. K., Heywood, W., Ryall, R., Smith, A. M. A., Shelley, J. M., Richters, J., & Simpson, J. M. (2011). High prevalence of symptoms associated with ovarian cancer among Australian women. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51, 71-78.

Smith, A. M. A., Heywood, W., Ryall, R., Shelley, J. M., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., Simpson, J. M., & Patrick, K. J. (2011). Association between sexual behaviour and cervical cancer screening. Journal of Women's Health, 20(7), 1091-1096.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Ferris, J. A., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J. M., & Simpson, J. M. (2011). Sexual and relationship satisfaction among heterosexual men and women: The importance of desired frequency of sex. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 37, 104-115.

Thorpe, R., Petersen, K., Pitts, M. K., & Baker, H. W. G. (2011). New Assisted Reproductive Technology Laws in the Australian State of Victoria: a Genuine Overhaul or Just a Cut and Paste? Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), 835-850.

Wallace, J., McNally, S., Richmond, J., Hajarizadeh, B., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Managing chronic hepatitis B: A qualitative study exploring the perspectives of people living with chronic hepatitis B in Australia. BMC Research Notes, 4(45).

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer: Gardasil ®Vaccination status and Knowledge amongst a Nationally Representative Sample of Australian Secondary School Students. Vaccine, 28, 4416-4422.

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Sexual behaviour and related knowledge amongst a representative sample of secondary school students between 1997 and 2008. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(5), 476-481.

Bilardi, J. E., Fairley, C. K., Hopkins, C. A., Hocking, J. S., Temple-Smith, M. J., Bowden, F. J., Russell, D. B., Pitts, M. K., Tomnay, J. E., Parker, R. M., Pavlin, N. L., & Chen, M. Y. (2010). Experiences and Outcomes of Partner Notification Among Men and Women Recently Diagnosed With Chlamydia and Their Views on Innovative Resources Aimed at Improving Notification Rates. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 37(4), 253-258.

Carman, M., Grierson, J., Hurley, M., Pitts, M. K., & Power, J. (2010). Trends in the location of the HIV-positive population in Australia: Implications for access to healthcare services and delivery. Sexual Health, 7, 154-158.

Dyson, S., Pitts, M. K., Lyons, A., & Mullins, R. (2010). Providing high quality information about HPV for women after treatment for high grade cervical dysplasia. Sexual Health, 7, 49-54.

Ferris, J. A., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J. M., Simpson, J. M., Ryall, R., & Smith, A. M. A. (2010). Circumcision in Australia: further evidence on its effects on sexual health and wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(2), 160-164.

Holden, C. A., McLachlan, R. I., Pitts, M. K., Cumming, R., Wittert, G., Ehsani, J. P., de Kretser, D. M., & Handelsman, D. J. (2010). Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS). BMC Public Health, 10(96).

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Power, J. (2010). Ageing with HIV: health and psychosocial well-being of older gay men. AIDS Care, 22(10), 1236-1244.

Pavlin, N. L., Parker, R. M., Piggin, A. K., Hopkins, C. A., Temple-Smith, M. J., Fairley, C. K., Tomnay, J. E., Bowden, F. J., Russell, D. B., Hocking, J. S., Pitts, M. K., & Chen, M. Y. (2010). Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10(274).

Perlesz, A., Power, J., Brown, R., McNair, R., Schofield, M., Pitts, M. K., Barrett, A., & Bickerdike, A. (2010). Organising Work and Home in Same-Sex Parented Families: Findings From the Work Love Play Study. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 31(4), 374-391.

Pitts, M. K., Heywood, W., Ryall, R., Smith, A. M. A., Shelley, J. M., Richters, J., & Simpson, J. M. (2010). Knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine in a national sample of Australian men and women. Sexual Health, 7, 299-303.

Power, J., Perlesz, A., Brown, R., Schofield, M., Pitts, M. K., McNair, R., & Bickerdike, A. (2010). Diversity, tradition and family: Australian same-sex attracted parents and their families. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 6(2), 66-81.

Power, J., Perlesz, A., Schofield, M., Pitts, M. K., Brown, R., McNair, R., Barrett, A., & Bickerdike, A. (2010). Understanding resilience in same-sex parented families: the work, love, play study. BMC Public Health.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Ferris, J. A., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J. M., & Simpson, J. M. (2010). Are sexual problems more common in women who have had a tubal ligation? A population-based study of Australian women. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 117, 463-468.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Ferris, J. A., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., & Shelley, J. M. (2010). Are sexual problems more common in women who have had a tubal ligation? A population-based study of Australian women. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 65(5), 311-312.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Hopkins, C., Fairley, C., Tomnay, J., Pavlin, N., Parker, R., Russell, D. B., Bowden, F., Hocking, J., Pitts, M. K., & Chen, M. (2010). The right thing to do: patients' views and experiences of telling partners about chlamydia. Family Practice, 27, 418-423.

Bilardi, J., Pitts, M. K., & Temple-Smith, M. J. (2009). Innovative Resources Could Help Improve Partner Notification for Chlamydia in Primary Care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 36(12), 779-783.

Ferris, J. A., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., Simpson, J. M., Shelley, J. M., & Smith, A. M. A. (2009). National prevalence of urogenital pain and prostatitis-like symptoms in Australian men using the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index (NIH-CPSI). British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, 150, 373-379.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Croy, S., Mitchell, A., & Mulcare, H. (2009). Health service use and experiences of transgender people: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 5(3).

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Croy, S., Lyons, A., Ryall, R., Garland, S., Wong, M. L., & Tay, E.-H. (2009). Singaporean men's knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) and their attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Vaccine, 27(22), 2989-2993.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Croy, S., Lyons, A., Ryall, R., Garland, S., Wong, M. L., & Tay, E.-H. (2009). Singaporean women's knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes towards HPV vaccination. Women and Health, 49(4), 334-351.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Croy, S., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2009). Transgender People in Australia and New Zealand: Health, Well-being and Access to Health Services. Feminism and Psychology LGBTQ Health Psychologies: Charting the terrain. (Special Issue), 475-495.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Ferris, J. A., Richters, J., Pitts, M. K., & Shelley, J. M. (2009). Are sexual problems more common in men who have had a vasectomy? A population-based study of Australian men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 736-742.

Smith, A. M. A., Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Croy, S., Ryall, R., Garland, S., Wong, M. L., & Tay, E. H. (2009). Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews. BMC Public Health, 9.

Smith, A. M. A., Ferris, J. A., Simpson, J. M., Shelley, J. M., Pitts, M. K., & Richters, J. (2009). Cannabis use and sexual health. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7(2pt1), 787-793.

Couch, M., Mulcare, H., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2008). The Religious Affiliation of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Australians: A Report From the Private Lives Survey. People and Place, 16(1), 1-11.

Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Croy, S., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2008). Transgender people and the amendment of formal documentation: Matters of recognition and citizenship. Health Sociology Review, 17(3), 280-289.

Fairley, C. K., Grulich, A., Imrie, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Introductory Editorial: the analysis of a natural experiment in HIV control. Sexual Health, 5(2), 89-89.

Fairley, C. K., Grulich, A., Imrie, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Investment in HIV prevention works: a natural experiment. Sexual Health, 5(2), 207-210.

Fairley, C. K., Grulich, A., Imrie, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Sexually transmissible infection and HIV management among men who have sex with men with and without HIV: survey of medical practitioners who are members of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Sexual Health, 5(2), 155-159.

Falster, K., Gelgor, L., Shaik, A., Zablotska, I., Prestage, G., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Pitts, M. K., Anderson, J., Chuah, J., Mulhall, B., Petoumenos, K., Kelleher, A., & Law, M. (2008). Trends in antiretroviral treatment use and treatment response in three Australian states in the first decade of combination antiretroviral treatment. Sexual Health, 5(2), 141-154.

Garland, S., Brotherton, J., Skinner, S. R., Pitts, M. K., Saville, M., Mola, G., & Jones, R. (2008). Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer in Australasia and Oceania: Risk Factors, Epidemiology and Prevention. Vaccine, 26(Supplement 12), M80-M88.

McNair, R., Brown, R., Perlesz, A., Lindsay, J., de Vaus, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Lesbian Parents Negotiating the health care system in Australia. Health Care for Women International, 29(2), 91-114.

Pitts, M. K. (2008). The need for public education on HPV and cervical cancer prevention in Asia: Opinions of experts at the AOGIN Conference. Vaccine, 26(43), 5435-5440.

Pitts, M. K., Ferris, J. A., Smith, A. M. A., Shelley, J. M., & Richters, J. (2008). Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5(5), 1223-1229.

Pitts, M. K., Ferris, J. A., Smith, A. M. A., Shelley, J., & Richters, J. (2008). Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian women. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(3), 138-143.

Prestage, G., Jin, F., Zablotska, I., Imrie, J., Grulich, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Trends in HIV testing among homosexual and bisexual men in eastern Australian states. Sexual Health, 5(2), 119-123.

Skinner, S. R., Garland, S. M., Stanley, M. A., Pitts, M. K., & Quinn, M. A. (2008). Human papillomavirus vaccination for the prevention of cervical neoplasia: is it appropriate to vaccinate women older than 26? Medical Journal of Australia, 188(4), 238-242.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Mak, D., Watson, J., Bastian, L., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Conversant or clueless? Chlamydia-related knowledge and practice of general practitioners in Western Australia. BioMed Central Family Practice, 9, 17.

Thorpe, R., Grierson, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Gender differences in patterns of HIV service use in a national sample of HIV-positive Australians. AIDS Care, 20(5), 547-552.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Thorpe, R. (2007). State of the (positive) nation: findings from the fourth national Australian HIV futures survey. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 18(9), 622-625.

Newton, D., Fairley, C., Teague, R., Donovan, B., Bowden, F. J., Bilardi, J., Pitts, M. K., & Chen, M. (2007). Australian sexual health practitioners' use of chaperones for genital examinations: a survey of attitudes and practice. Sexual Health, 4(2), 95-97.

Pitts, M. K., Dyson, S., Rosenthal, D. A., & Garland, S. (2007). Knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV): attitudes towards HPV vaccination among a representative sample of women in Victoria, Australia. Sexual Health, 4(3), 177-180.

Pitts, M. K., Fox, C., Willis, J. M., & Anderson, J. (2007). What do gay men know about HPV? Australian Gay Men's Knowledge and Experience of Anal Cancer Screening and HPV. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(3), 170-173.

Rosenthal, D. A., Dyson, S., Pitts, M. K., & Garland, S. (2007). Challenges to accepting a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine: a qualitative study of Australian women. Women and Health, 45(2), 59-73.

Smith, A. M. A., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J. M., Richters, J., & Ferris, J. A. (2007). The Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships. BMC Public Health, 7(1), 139.

Teague, R., Newton, D., Fairley, C., Hocking, J., Pitts, M. K., Bradshaw, C., & Chen, M. (2007). The Differing Views of Male and Female Patients Towards Chaperones for Genital Examinations in a Sexual Health Setting. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(11).

Tideman, R., Chen, M., Pitts, M. K., Ginige, S., Slaney, M., & Fairley, C. (2007). A randomised controlled trial comparing computer-assisted with face-to-face sexual history taking in a clinical setting. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 83(1), 52-56.

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Pregnancy and contraceptive use in a representative sample of Australian secondary students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 555-557.

Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Pitts, M. K., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Two steps forward and one step back? Australian secondary students' sexual health knowledge and behaviors 1992-2002. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(3), 247-252.

Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). The positioning of bisexuals and 'men who have sex with men' in sex, sexuality and sexual health research, 1990-2004. Health Sociology Review, 15(3), 269-276.

Holden, C., Jolley, D., McLachlan, R. I., Pitts, M. K., Cumming R, Wittert, G., Handelsman, D. J., & de Kretser, D. M. (2006). Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS): predictors of men's help-seeking behaviour for reproductive health disorders. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(8), 418-422.

Lindsay, J., Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., de Vaus, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Stigma or Respect: Lesbian-parented families negotiating school settings. Sociology: the journal of the British Sociological Association, 40(6), 1059-1077.

McNally, S., Temple-Smith, M. J., Sievert, W., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Now, later or never? Challenges associated with hepatitis C treatment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(5), 422-427.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., Lindsay, J., McNair, R., de Vaus, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Family in transition: Parents, children and grandparents in lesbian families give meaning to 'doing' family. Journal of Family Therapy, 28(2), 175-199.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., Lindsay, J., Pitts, M. K., & de Vaus, D. (2006). Full spaces, full lives: Response to commentary by Stephen Hicks. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7(2), 231-233.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., Lindsay, J., Pitts, M. K., & de Vaus, D. (2006). Lesbian family disclosure: Authenticity and safety within private and public domains. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7(1), 53-63.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Men who have sex with men (MSM): how much to assume and what to ask? Medical Journal of Australia, 185(8), 450-452.

Pitts, M. K., Fox, C., Willis, J. M., & Anderson, J. (2006). What do gay men know about HPV? Australian Gay Men's Knowledge and Experience of Anal Cancer Screening and HPV. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(8). Publish ahead of print, World Wide Web version.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2006). Individual characteristics are less important than event characteristics in predicting protected and unprotected anal intercourse among homosexual and bisexual men in Melbourne, Australia. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 82(6), 474-477.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2006). Interpersonal and social network influences on gay men's communication about unprotected sex. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(4), 267-270.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2006). Client acceptability of the use of computers in a sexual health clinic. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(2), 121-123.

Tideman, R., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2006). Use of the Delphi sorting technique to establish a core sexual history. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(3), 170-172.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., Kuo, T., & Fairley, C. (2006). Does the Internet assist clients to carry out contact tracing? A randomized controlled trial using web-based information. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(6), 391-394.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Misson, S. (2005). Health and wellbeing of HIV-positive Australians: findings from the third national HIV Futures Survey. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16(12), 802-806.

Holden, C. A., McLachlan, R. I., Pitts, M. K., Cumming, R., Wittert, G., Agius, P. A., Handelsman, D. J., & de Kretser, D. M. (2005). Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATES): a national survey of the reproductive health and concerns of middle-aged and older Australian men. Lancet, 366(9481), 218-224.

Holden, C. A., McLachlan, R. I., Cumming, R., Wittert, G., Handelsman, D. J., de Kretser, D. M., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual activity, fertility and contraceptive use in middle-aged and older men: Men in Australia, Telephone Survey (MATeS). Human Reproduction, 20(12), 3429-3434.

Petersen, K., Baker, H. W., Pitts, M. K., & Thorpe, R. (2005). Assisted reproductive technologies: professional and legal restrictions in Australian clinics. Journal of Law and Medicine, 12(3), 373-385.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Misson, S. (2005). Growing older with HIV: a study of health, social and economic circumstances for people Living with HIV in Australia over the age of 50 years. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19(7), 460-465. Publication of 7th International AIDS Impact Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mischewski, A., & Fairley, C. (2005). Men, bodily change and urethritis: a qualitative study. Sexual Health, 2(1), 25-28.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2005). New technology and partner notification--why aren't we using them? International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16(1), 19-22.

Grierson, J., A, S. M., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Correlates of antiretroviral treatment breaks. HIV Medicine, 5(1), 34-39.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Misson, S., Hughes, A., Saxton, P., & Thomas, M. G. (2004). Living with HIV in New Zealand: balancing health and quality of life. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1200), U1017.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Herewini, T. H., Rua'ine, G., Hughes, A. J., Saxton, P. J., Whyte, M., Misson, S., & Thomas, M. (2004). Mate Aaraikore A Muri Ake Nei: experiences of Maori New Zealanders living with HIV. Sexual Health, 1(3), 175-180.

Pitts, M. K., & Shields, P. (2004). Access to infertility investigations and treatment for HIV+ people: a survey of Australian infertility clinics. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(4), 360-362.

Pitts, M. K., & Hanley, F. (2004). Bringing infertility into focus for young people: "I guess I'm naïve and don't think it can happen to me". Health Education, 104(2), 100-112.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., O'Brien, M., & Misson, S. (2004). Who Pays for Sex and Why? An Analysis of Social and Motivational Factors Associated With Male Clients of Sex Workers. Archives of Sexual Behavior: an interdisciplinary research journal, 33(4), 353-358.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2004). Associations between the sexual behaviour of men who have sex with men and the structure and composition of their social networks. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(6), 455-458.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). Current practice of sexual history taking by sexual health physicians in Australia and New Zealand. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(5), 389-391.

Tomnay, J. E., Hatch, B. A., Pitts, M. K., Carter, T. R., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). HIV partner notification: a 2002 Victorian audit. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 15(9), 629-631.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). Partner notification: preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 15(6), 415-418.

Neale, J., Pitts, M. K., Dunn, P. D., Hughes, G. M., & Redman, C. W. (2003). An observational study of precolposcopy education sessions: what do women want to know? Health Care for Women International, 24(5), 468-475.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2003). Effects of a change from an appointment service to a walk-in triage service at a sexual health centre. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 14(12), 793-795.

Byrom, J., Clarke, T., Neale, J., Dunn, P. D., Hughes, G. M., Redman, C. W., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Can pre-colposcopy sessions reduce anxiety at the time of colposcopy? A prospective randomised study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 22(4), 415-420.

Charlton, R., Smith, G., White, D., Austin, C., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Audit tools for palliative care services: identification of neglected aspects of care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 19(6), 397-402.

Charlton, R., Smith, G., Austin, C., Pitts, M. K., & White, D. G. (2002). Audit tools for palliative care services: Identification of neglected aspects of care. Palliative Medicine, 19(6), 397-402.

Pitts, M. K., & Clarke, T. (2002). Human papillomavirus infections and risks of cervical cancer: what do women know? Health Education Research, 17(6), 706-714.

Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Calvert, E., & Redman, C. (2001). Illness identity and the self-regulatory model in recovery from early stage gynaecological cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 6(5), 511-522.

Pitts, M. K., Cannon, S., Johnson, I., Singh, G., Clarke, T., & Rahman, Q. (2001). Can we predict who will return to a genitourinary clinic? International Journal of STD and AIDS, 12(5), 346-347.

Pitts, M. K., & Rahman, Q. (2001). Which behaviors constitute "having sex" among university students in the UK? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30(2), 169-176.

Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Redman, C., Calvert, E., Howells, R., & Wafai, C. (2000). What are the factors associated with the follow-up preferences of women in long-term remission from gynaecological cancer? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 20(4), 408-411.

Pitts, M. K., Woolliscroft, J., Cannon, S., Johnson, I., & Singh, G. (2000). Factors influencing delay in treatment seeking by first-time attenders at a genitourinary clinic. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 11(6), 375-378.

Bradley, E. J., Pitts, M. K., Redman, C. W., & Calvert, E. (1999). The experience of long-term hospital follow-up for women who have suffered early stage gynecological cancer: a qualitative interview study. International Journal Gynecological Cancer, 9(6), 491-496.

Howells, R. E., Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Calvert, E., & Redman, C. W. (1999). Audit of the views of gynaecological cancer patients regarding follow-up. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(2), 167-168.

McGowan, L., Pitts, M. K., & Clark Carter, D. C. (1999). Chronic Pelvic Pain: A General Practitioner’s Perspective Psychology. Health and Medicine, 4(3), 303-317.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J. M., Mangwiro, O., & Woolliscroft, J. (1999). Why Do People Delay Obtaining Treatment For An STD? Perspectives from a Developing Country. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 4(1), 74-85.

McGowan, L., Clark Carter, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1998). Chronic Pelvic Pain: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Health, 13, 937-951.

White, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1998). Educating young people about drugs: a systematic review. Addiction, 93(10), 1475-1487.

McMaster, J. M., Pitts, M. K., & Poyah, G. (1997). The Menopausal Experiences of Women In A Developing Country. Women and Health, 26(4), 1-14.

McMaster, J., Cormie, K., & Pitts, M. K. (1997). Menstrual and Premenstrual Experiences of Women in a Developing Country. Health Care for Women International, 18, 533-541.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J., Hartmann, T., & Mausezahl, D. (1996). Lay Beliefs about Diarrhoeal Diseases: Their Role in Health Education in a Developing Country. Social Science and Medicine, 43(8), 1223-1228.

Pitts, M. K., Burtney, E., & Dobraszczyc, U. (1996). "There is no shame in it any more". How providers of sexual health advice view young people's sexuality. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 11(1), 1-9.

Pitts, M. K., Bowman, M., & McMaster, J. (1995). Reactions to Repeated STD Infections: Psychosocial aspects and gender issues in Zimbabwe. Social Science and Medicine, 40(9), 1299-1304.

Evans, P. D., & Pitts, M. K. (1994). Vulnerability to Respiratory Infection and the Four Day Desirability Dip: Comments on Stone, Porter and Neale. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 67, 387-389.

McMaster, J., Pitts, M. K., & Wilson, P. (1994). The Practice of Testicular Self Examination: A Comparative study of British and Zimbabwean Undergraduates. Central African Journal of Medicine, 40(6), 154-158.

Pitts, M. K., Magunje, N., & McMaster, J. (1994). Students' knowledge of the use of herbs and other agents as a preparation for sexual intercourse. Health Care for Women International, 15, 91-99.

Hollingsworth, E. J., Pitts, M. K., & McKee, D. (1993). Staffing patterns in rural community support programs. Hospital & community psychiatry, 44(11), 1076-1081.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1993). No joking matter: Formal and informal sources of information about AIDS. AIDS Education and Prevention, 5(3), 212-219.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1993). Press Coverage of AIDS in Zimbabwe: a five year review. AIDS Care, 5(2), 215-222.

Elliott, E., Pitts, M. K., & McMaster, J. (1992). Nurses' views of parasuicide in a developing country. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 38(4), 273-279.

Runganga, A., Pitts, M. K., & McMaster, J. (1992). The Use of Herbal and Other Agents to Enhance Sexual Experience. Social Science & Medicine, 35(8), 1037-1042.

Hadlow, J., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). The understanding of common health terms by doctors, nurses and patients. Social Science and Medicine, 32(2), 193-196.

Jackson, H., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). Company Policy in AIDS in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 6(2), 53-70.

Pitts, M. K., Humphrey, M., & Wilson, P. (1991). Assessments of Personal and General Risks of HIV and AIDS in Harare, Zimbabwe. Health Education Research, 6(3), 307-311.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J., & Wilson, P. (1991). An investigation of preconditions necessary for the introduction of a campaign to promote breast self examination amongst Zimbabwean women. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1(1), 33-42.

Craig, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1990). The Dynamics of Dominance in Tutorial Discussions. Linguistics, 28, 125-138.

Pitts, M. K., Jackson, H., & Wilson, P. (1990). Attitudes, knowledge, experience and behaviour related to HIV and AIDS among Zimbabwean social workers. AIDS Care, 2(1), 53-61.

Boyle, M. E., Pitts, M. K., Phillips, K. C., White, D. G., Clifford, B., & Woollett, E. A. (1989). Exploring young peoples' attitudes to and knowledge of AIDS: the value of focused group discussions. Health Education Journal, 48(1), 21-23.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1989). AIDS and The Press: an analysis of the coverage of AIDS by Zimbabwe newspapers. AIDS Care, 1(1), 77-85.

Pitts, M. K., & Healey, S. M. (1989). Factors influencing Inferences about Pain in Three Differing Health Professions. Physiotherapy Practice, 5, 65-68.

Pitts, M. K., Wilson, D., Phillips, K. C., White, D. G., & Shorrocks, Y. (1989). A survey of knowledge, attitudes and risk estimates concerning HIV and AIDS in a Zimbabwean student sample. Health Education Research, 4(3), 285-295.

White, D. G., Clifford, B., Phillips, K. C., Pitts, M. K., Davies, M. M., & Elliott, J. (1989). AIDS and intimate relationships: adolescents knowledge and attitudes. Current Psychological Research and Reviews, 8, 130-143.

Evans, P. D., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, K. (1988). Minor infection, minor life events and the four day desirability dip. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 32(4-5), 533-539.

White, D. G., Phillips, K. C., Pitts, M. K., Clifford, B. R., Elliott, J., & Davies, M. M. (1988). Adolescents' perceptions of AIDS. Health Education Journal, 47, 117-119.

Govier, E., & Pitts, M. K. (1982). The Contextual Disambiguation of a Polysemous Word in an Unattended Message. British Journal of Psychology, 73, 537-545.

Pitts, M. K., Pollio, H. R., & Smith, M. K. (1981). An Evaluation of Three Different Theories of Metaphor Production. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 11, 347-367.

Smith, M. K., Pollio, H. R., & Pitts, M. K. (1981). Metaphor as Intellectual History - conceptual categories underlying figurative usage in American English 1675-1975. Linguistics, 19, 911-935.

Non-refereed contributions to a refereed journal

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Grierson, J. (2011). "The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV"... and now the case against. Letter to the editor in Medical Journal of Australia, 194(2), 98.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Couch, M. (2011). Sexual debut and sexual health: Is early age of first intercourse associated with heightened HIV vulnerability among gay men? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87(Suppl. 1), A252-A253.

Pitts, M. K., Ferris, J. A., Smith, A. M. A., Shelley, J. M., & Richters, J. (2009). Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian women. Letter in Medical Journal of Australia, 190(1), 47-48.

Ferris, J. A., Smith, A. M. A., Pitts, M. K., Shelley, J., Richters, J., & Simpson, J. (2008). Self reported sexual activity in Australian sexagenarians. Letter in British Medical Journal, 337, 367.

Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2008). Understanding Oral Sex. Editorial in Sexual Health, 5(4), 315-316.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Reconstructing occupation after HIV infection: Lessons from women's experiences. Commentary of Opacich KJ in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(11), 516-524.

Antoni, M. H., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). HIV in 2003. Invited editorial for special issue on HIV and immunology. Invited editorial in Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 54(3), 179-183.

Hurley, M., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2002). Effect of patient centredness and positive approach. Partnership of patient and doctor may provide key to patient satisfaction. Letter in British Medical Journal, 324(7336), 543.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). AIDS, Sexuality and Gender in Africa: Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia by C. Baylies and J. Bujra with the Gender and AIDS Group. Book review in Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Pitts, M. K., Cannon, S., & Singh, G. (2001). Self treatment among a sample of first time attenders at a genitourinary medicine clinic. Letter in Sexually Transmitted Infections, 77(6), 462.

Articles in non-refereed journals

Pitts, M. K., & Wallace, J. (2012). Australia can beat virus-related cancers if we only show the will. The Conversation. http://theconversation.edu.au/australia-can-beat-virus-related-cancers-if-we-only-show-the-will-6989.

Lyons, A., Koelmeyer, R. L., Grierson, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2010). New frontiers: Exploring the psychosocial challenges of growing old with HIV. HIV Australia, 8, 32-34.

Pitts, M. K., & Couch, M. (2005). Bisexuality and health psychology: Strange bedfellows. Health Psychology Update, 14(2), 27-32.

Reports

Leonard, W., Pitts, M. K., Mitchell, A., Lyons, A., Smith, A., Patel, S., Couch, M., & Barrett, A. (2012). Private Lives 2: The second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Australians. Monograph Series Number 86. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Koelmeyer, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Tracking Changes Report: Tracking the Experiences of Starting and Switching Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Australia. Monograph Series Number 85. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A., Smith, A. M. A., Carman, M., Schlichthorst, M., Walsh, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Sexuality Education in Australia in 2011. Monograph Series Number 81. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Smith, A. M. A., Schlichthorst, M., Mitchell, A., Walsh, J., Blackman, P., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Sexuality Education in Australian Secondary Schools 2010: Results of the 1st National Survey of Australian Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education. Monograph Series Number 80. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., McNally, S., Ward, J., Nakata, Y., & Fagan, P. (2011). A Situational Analysis of Chronic Hepatitis B in the Torres Strait. Monograph Series Number 82. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Koelmeyer, R. L., McDonald, K., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2010). HIV Futures 6: Making Positive Women's Lives Count. Monograph Series Number 77. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., McNally, S., Malkin, I., Temple-Smith, M. J., Smith, A. M. A., & Levy, M. (2010). Regulating Hepatitis C: Rights and Duties. Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Australian Adult Correctional Settings. Monograph Series Number 79. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Carman, M., Grierson, J., Hurley, M., Pitts, M. K., & Power, J. (2009). HIV Populations in Australia: Implications for access to services and delivery. Monograph Series Number 71. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Power, J., Pitts, M. K., Croy, S., Clement, T., Thorpe, R., & McDonald, K. (2009). HIV Futures 6: Making Positive Lives Count. Monograph Series Number 74. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., von Doussa, H., Pitts, M. K., & Clement, T. (2009). Mapping Gay Communities: Mapping of Victorian gay communities and investigation of opportunities for novel HIV/STI health interventions. Monograph Series Number 73. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Smith, A. M. A., Agius, P. A., Mitchell, A., Barrett, C., & Pitts, M. K. (2009). Secondary Schools and Sexual Health: Results of the 4th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students - HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. Monograph Series Number 70. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Corboz, J., Dowsett, G. W., Mitchell, A., Couch, M., Agius, P. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Feeling Queer and Blue: A Review of the Literature on Depression and Related Issues among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Other Homosexually Active People. Report prepared for beyondblue: The National Depression Initiative. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Pitts, M. K., Hughes, A., Saxton, P., Smith, J., Smythe, E., & Thomas, M. (2008). HIV Futures New Zealand 2 [Mate āraikore a muri ake nei (Tuarua)]. Monograph Series Number 66. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Leonard, W., Dowsett, G. W., Slavin, S., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Crystal Clear: The social determinants of gay men's use of crystal methamphetamine in Victoria. Monograph Series Number 67. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Mulcare, H., Croy, S., Mitchell, A., & Patel, S. (2007). TranzNation: A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand. Monograph Series Number 65. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Couch, M., Dowsett, G. W., Dutertre, S., Keys, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Looking for more: A review of social and contextual factors affecting young people's sexual health (ARCSHS Monograph based on Report to the World Health Organization). Monograph Series Number 61. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). HIV Futures 5: Life as we know it. Monograph Series Number 60. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., McNally, S., & Grierson, J. (2006). The dynamics and contexts of male-to-male sex in Indonesia and Thailand. Monograph Series Number 62. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., & Patel, S. (2006). Private Lives: A report on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI Australians. Monograph Series Number 57. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Slavin, S., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). The contemporary context of HIV infection in Victoria, Australia. Melbourne, Australia: ARCSHS, La Trobe University.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Adams, K., Pitts, M. K., Bradford, D., Willis, J. M., Anderson, I., & Saunders, M. (2005). Evaluation of the National Donovanosis Eradication Project (2001-2004). Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Pitts, M. K., Hanley, F., Saunders, M., Jones, J., Donovan, B., Willis, J. M., Adams, K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2005). Review of STI/BBV Management and Prevention in the Northern Territory. Report for the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services.

Watson, J., Temple-Smith, M. J., Jenkinson, K., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). An intervention to improve the management of Chlamydia by GPs. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Saunders, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). HIV Futures 4: State of the [positive] nation. Monograph Series Number 48. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

McNally, S., Temple-Smith, M. J., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Making decisions about hepatitis C treatment. Monograph Series Number 49. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A., Wain, D., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Saunders, M., & Perri, V. (2004). HIV Health Promotion/Prevention: Mapping of Current Activity across Australia in March 2004. Commissioned by the Intergovernmental Committee on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases and Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Pitts, M. K., & Couch, M. (2004). Sexuality and Sexual Health: What's the evidence?. Report of the roundtable under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, New York 23-25 February 2004. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., Smith, A. M. A., Dowsett, G. W., Hillier, L., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Don't ask, don't tell hidden in the crowd : the need for documenting links between sexuality and suicidal behaviours among young people. Monograph Series Number 45. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Dowsett, G. W., Couch, M., Keys, D., & Dutertre, S. (2003). Looking for more: A review of social and contextual factors affecting young people's sexual health. A Report to the World Health Organisation. Geneva.

Smith, A. M. A., Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Secondary students and sexual health 2002 : results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. Monograph Series Number 47. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Misson, S., McDonald, K., Pitts, M. K., & O'Brien, M. (2002). HIV Futures 3: positive Australians on services, health and well-being. Monograph Series Number 37. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Misson, S., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., & Thomas, M. (2002). HIV futures New Zealand: it's your story = Mate araikore a muri ake nei. Monograph Series Number 32. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University; New Zealand AIDS Foundation. ARCSHS Monograph.

Johnson, K., Strong, R., Hillier, L., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Screened Out! Women with disabilities and cervical screening. A report for the Cancer Council of Victoria. Melbourne.

Pitts, M. K., & Hanley, F. (2002). "I guess I’m naïve and don’t think it can happen to me": Bringing infertility prevention into focus for young people. Report to Bertarelli Foundation, Geneva.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., & Dowsett, G. W. (2002). Searching for sex: A systematic literature review of international research related to sexuality and sexual behaviour. A report to the World Health Organization. Geneva.

Horsley, P., McNair, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2001). Development of Research Papers for the Women’s Health and Well-being Strategy. Victoria.

Horsley, P., McNair, R., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2001). Women's health and well-being strategy - Population group: Lesbians. Commissioned by the Department of Human Services, Victoria. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

Pitts, M. K., Woolliscroft, J., Cannon, S., & Johnson, I. (1998). Triggers and Barriers to First Time Attendance at a G.U. Clinic. North Staffordshire Health Authority.

Pitts, M. K., & Thompson, D. (1996). Focus Group Discussions with People with Diabetes. North Staffordshire: Technical Report to F.H.S.A.

White, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1995). A Review of the Effectiveness of Interventions Directed at Young People’s Substance Use. University of York: Report to NHS Centre for Research and Reviews.

Pitts, M. K., Dobrascyzyc, U., & Burtney, E. (1994). Teenage Sexual Health Locality Survey. Technical Report to the S. E. Staffordshire Health Authority. Technical Report.

Pitts, M. K. (1990). An evaluation of the acquisition of knowledge of HIV and AIDS among Zimbabwean social workers. Zimbabwe: Report to AIDS Counselling Trust.

International conferences

Lyons, A., Leonard, W., Barrett, A., Pitts, M., & Mitchell, A. (2012). Stigma, resilience, and the physical and mental health of gay and lesbian Australians. 26th European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Conference. Prague, Czech Republic, 22 August 2012.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M., & Grierson, J. (2012). Understanding the mental and physical health of older gay men: Sense of coherence as a critical protective factor. British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference. Liverpool, England, 5 September.

Pitts, M. K., & Mangkalaviraj, C. (2012). Chlamydia, acceptable, automated, and at home. Proffered Paper Session at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012. Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, 16 October.

Pitts, M. K. (2012). HIV, STI and Sexuality in Later Life. Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012 conference. The Alfred Centre, Melbourne, 2-3 August 2012.

Wassersug, R. J., Lyons, A., Duncan, D., Dowsett, G. W., & Pitts, M. K. (2012). Prostate cancer in a non-heterosexual population: An international comparison of psychosocial experiences of heterosexual and non-heterosexual prostate cancer survivors. Refereed conference paper at 2012 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference: Shifting Paradigms: New Directions in Psychosocial Oncology. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology & BC Cancer Agency, Patient & Family Counselling. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26th Month: April.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Koelmeyer, R. (2011). The impact of patient and doctor concerns on commencing and changing antiretroviral treatment. Refereed conference paper at 10th AIDS Impact Conference. Santa Fe, USA, September.

Grierson, J., Koelmeyer, R., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Independent factors associated with difficulty taking antiretroviral medication in an Australian sample of people living with HIV. Poster at The 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Rome, Italy, July.

Koelmeyer, R., Grierson, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). If it ain't broke, don't fix it: the impact of patient and doctor concerns on commencing and changing antiretroviral treatment. Refereed conference paper at The 23rd Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference. Canberra, September.

Lyons, A., Grierson, J., Koelmeyer, R., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Adherence and difficulties with antiretroviral medication in an Australian sample of people living with HIV. 19th ISSTDR Conference. Quebec City, Canada, July.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2011). Ageing as a gay man: Health, HIV, and psychosocial wellbeing. 25th European Health Psychology Conference. Hersonnisos, Crete, Greece, September.

Lyons, A., Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Couch, M. (2011). Sexual debut and sexual health: Is early age of first intercourse associated with heightened HIV vulnerability among gay men?. 19th ISSTDR Conference. Quebec City, Canada, July.

McNally, S., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2011). Assumptions, assessments and disclosure around HIV status for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Indonesia. Refereed conference paper at The 10th AIDS Impact Conference. Santa Fe, USA, September.

McNally, S., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2011). Bao cao su, kondom, sexual cultures, condoms and lubricant. Refereed conference paper at The 10th AIDS Impact Conference. Santa Fe, USA, September.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Koelmeyer, R. (2011). If it ain't broke, don't fix it: the impact of patient and doctor concerns on commencing and changing antiretroviral treatment. Poster at The 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Rome, Italy, July.

Pitts, M. K. (2011). Men and HPV – what needs to change to include them in the HPV success story?. 27th International Papillomavirus Conference. Berlin, Germany, September.

Pitts, M. K. (2011). Men and HPV: what they know and what they need to know. EUROGIN 2011: HPV Associated Diseases and Cancer - From Reality now to the Future. Lisbon, Portugal, May.

Smith, A. M. A., Heywood, W., Ryall, R., Shelley, J. M., Pitts, M. K., Richters, J., Simpson, J. M., & Patrick, K. J. (2011). Sexual behaviour differences between Australian women who have and have not had a recent pap test. Presentation at Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Canberra, 30 September.

Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., McNally, S., Malkin, I., Temple-Smith, M. J., Smith, A. M. A., & Levy, M. (2011). Oil and Water: Regulating Hepatitis C Prevention in Australian Prisons. Harm Reduction 2011: International Harm Reduction Association 22nd International Conference. Beirut, May.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Koelmeyer, R. L. (2010). Ageing with HIV: health and wellbeing cohort effects for those over 40. Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference. Sydney, October.

Grierson, J., Koelmeyer, R. L., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2010). Factors Associated with Difficulty Taking Antiretroviral Medication in an Australian Sample of People Living with HIV. Poster Number 137 exhibited at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference. Sydney, October 2010.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2010). Gay and lesbian community attitudes to PLWHA and disclosure. Poster presentation at The XVIII International AIDS Conference. Bali, Indonesia, May.

Grierson, J., Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Smith, G. (2010). Sexual health and sexual practice among Indonesian MSM. Poster presentation at 16th IUSTI Asia Pacific Conference. Bali, Indonesia, May.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., Richters, J., & Shelley, J. M. (2010). Sexual practice and HPV knowledge and risk: what can we learn from the Australian experience about who will benefit?. EUROGIN. Monaco, 17-20 February 2010.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Couch, M., Smith, A. M. A., McNally, S., & Smith, G. (2010). Understanding versatility and reciprocity in sexual practices in male to male sex. 16th IUSTI Asia Pacific Conference. Bali, Indonesia, May.

Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Malkin, I., Temple-Smith, M. J., McNally, S., & Levy, M. (2010). Health and Security - Mixing Oil and Water? Regulating Hepatitis C Prevention in Prisons. A Snapshot of Viral Hepatitis: 7th Australasian Conference. Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, 6-8 September 2010.

Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., Pitts, M. K., Solomon, V., Lindegger, G., & Durrheim, K. (2009). Social Networks, Health Seeking Behaviour and HIV testing among South African University Students. AIDS Impact conference. Gaborone, Botswana, 22-25 September 2009.

Pitts, M. K. (2009). What do young Australians know about sexual health?. ASHM Conference. Brisbane, Australia, 10 September 2009.

Pitts, M. K. (2009). Who wants it? Men, HPV and Anal Cancer Screening. Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Brisbane, Australia, 9 September 2009.

Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., & McNally, S. (2009). Opening a can of worms: Service providers and policy makers view needle and syringe programme legislation in Australia. International Harm Reduction Association 20th International Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, April 2009.

Ferris, J. A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Richters, J., Shelley, J. M., & Simpson, J. M. (2008). Australian men and chronic pelvic pain: Comparative results of the National Institute of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index (NIH-CPSI) and the CPP scale using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships. Poster at Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Perth Convention Centre. Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 15-17 September 2008.

Garland, S., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Project overview - public awareness and psychological aspects of HPV vaccination. AOGIN 2008 Seoul; The 3rd Biennial Conference of Asia Oceanic Research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia. Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, Korea, 29-31 May 2008.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Pitts, M. K., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., Smith, J., Smythe, E., & Thomas, M. (2008). Being HIV Positive in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Two study comparison 2001-2007. ASHM Conference. Perth, Australia, 17-20 September 2008.

Grierson, J., McNally, S., Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Contextualising Male-To-Male-Sex in Indonesia and Thailand. Poster at XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City, 3-8 August 2008.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Pitts, M. K., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., Smith, J., Smythe, E., & Thomas, M. (2008). Living with HIV in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A two study comparison 2001-2007. Poster at XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City, 3-8 August 2008.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., McNally, S., & Couch, M. (2008). Male to Male Sex and HIV in the Asia/Pacific Region: Politics, Polemics and Pragmatics. 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Prato, Italy, 22-25 July 2008.

Imrie, J., Prestage, G., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). The feasibility of a national gay men's internet-based cohort and prospective behavioural surveillance

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Books

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (1998). The Psychology of Health. Routledge.

White, D. G., & Pitts, M. K. (1997). Health Promotion with Young People for the Prevention of Substance Misuse. Health Education Authority.

Pitts, M. K. (1996). The Psychology of Preventive Health. Routledge.

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (1991). The Psychology of Health. Routledge.

Book sections

Keys, D., Rosenthal, D. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Young People, sexuality and sexual behaviour. In P. Aggleton, A. Ball & P. Mane (Eds.), Sex Drugs and Young People: International Perspectives. (pp. 65-83). New York, London: Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual Health and behaviour change. In C. J. Browning & S. A. Thomas (Eds.), Behavioural Change: An Evidence-based Handbook for Social and Public Health. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual Health for all? Australia in 2004. In M. J. Temple-Smith & S. Gifford (Eds.), Sexual Health: An Australian Perspective. Melbourne: IP Communications.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Foreword. In E. Burtney & M. Duffy (Eds.), Young people and sexual health : individual, social and policy contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pitts, M. K., McGowan, L., & Clark Cater, D. (2000). Chronic pelvic pain. In J. M. Ussher (Ed.), Women's health: contemporary international perspectives. (pp. 244-248). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Pitts, M. K., & Bradley, E. (2000). Gynaecological cancer. In J. M. Ussher (Ed.), Women's health : contemporary international perspectives. (pp. 218-233). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). Cancer. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). The experience of treatment. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). An introduction to health psychology. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1998). The medical consultation. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K., & Phillips, K. (1998). Social circumstances inequalities and health. In M. K. Pitts & K. Phillips (Eds.), The Psychology of Health. (2nd ed.): Routledge.

Pitts, M. K. (1991). In J. Radford & E. Govier (Eds.), A Textbook of Psychology. (2nd ed.): Sheldon Press.

Pitts, M. K. (1988). In J. Radford & E. Govier (Eds.), A Textbook of Psychology. (1st ed.): Sheldon Press.

Articles in refereed journals

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Pregnancy and contraceptive use in a representative sample of Australian secondary students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 555-557.

Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Pitts, M. K., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Two steps forward and one step back? Australian secondary students' sexual health knowledge and behaviors 1992-2002. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(3), 247-252.

Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). The positioning of bisexuals and 'men who have sex with men' in sex, sexuality and sexual health research, 1990-2004. Health Sociology Review, 15(3), 269-276.

Holden, C., Jolley, D., McLachlan, R. I., Pitts, M. K., Cumming R, Wittert, G., Handelsman, D. J., & de Kretser, D. M. (2006). Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS): predictors of men's help-seeking behaviour for reproductive health disorders. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(8), 418-422.

Lindsay, J., Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., de Vaus, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Stigma or Respect: Lesbian-parented families negotiating school settings. Sociology: the journal of the British Sociological Association, 40(6), 1059-1077.

McNally, S., Temple-Smith, M. J., Sievert, W., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Now, later or never? Challenges associated with hepatitis C treatment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(5), 422-427.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., Lindsay, J., McNair, R., de Vaus, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Family in transition: Parents, children and grandparents in lesbian families give meaning to 'doing' family. Journal of Family Therapy, 28(2), 175-199.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., Lindsay, J., Pitts, M. K., & de Vaus, D. (2006). Full spaces, full lives: Response to commentary by Stephen Hicks. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7(2), 231-233.

Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., Lindsay, J., Pitts, M. K., & de Vaus, D. (2006). Lesbian family disclosure: Authenticity and safety within private and public domains. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7(1), 53-63.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Men who have sex with men (MSM): how much to assume and what to ask? Medical Journal of Australia, 185(8), 450-452.

Pitts, M. K., Fox, C., Willis, J. M., & Anderson, J. (2006). What do gay men know about HPV? Australian Gay Men's Knowledge and Experience of Anal Cancer Screening and HPV. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(8). Publish ahead of print, World Wide Web version.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2006). Individual characteristics are less important than event characteristics in predicting protected and unprotected anal intercourse among homosexual and bisexual men in Melbourne, Australia. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 82(6), 474-477.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2006). Interpersonal and social network influences on gay men's communication about unprotected sex. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(4), 267-270.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2006). Client acceptability of the use of computers in a sexual health clinic. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(2), 121-123.

Tideman, R., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2006). Use of the Delphi sorting technique to establish a core sexual history. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(3), 170-172.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., Kuo, T., & Fairley, C. (2006). Does the Internet assist clients to carry out contact tracing? A randomized controlled trial using web-based information. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17(6), 391-394.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Misson, S. (2005). Health and wellbeing of HIV-positive Australians: findings from the third national HIV Futures Survey. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16(12), 802-806.

Holden, C. A., McLachlan, R. I., Pitts, M. K., Cumming, R., Wittert, G., Agius, P. A., Handelsman, D. J., & de Kretser, D. M. (2005). Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATES): a national survey of the reproductive health and concerns of middle-aged and older Australian men. Lancet, 366(9481), 218-224.

Holden, C. A., McLachlan, R. I., Cumming, R., Wittert, G., Handelsman, D. J., de Kretser, D. M., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Sexual activity, fertility and contraceptive use in middle-aged and older men: Men in Australia, Telephone Survey (MATeS). Human Reproduction, 20(12), 3429-3434.

Petersen, K., Baker, H. W., Pitts, M. K., & Thorpe, R. (2005). Assisted reproductive technologies: professional and legal restrictions in Australian clinics. Journal of Law and Medicine, 12(3), 373-385.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Misson, S. (2005). Growing older with HIV: a study of health, social and economic circumstances for people Living with HIV in Australia over the age of 50 years. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19(7), 460-465. Publication of 7th International AIDS Impact Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mischewski, A., & Fairley, C. (2005). Men, bodily change and urethritis: a qualitative study. Sexual Health, 2(1), 25-28.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2005). New technology and partner notification--why aren't we using them? International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16(1), 19-22.

Grierson, J., A, S. M., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Correlates of antiretroviral treatment breaks. HIV Medicine, 5(1), 34-39.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Misson, S., Hughes, A., Saxton, P., & Thomas, M. G. (2004). Living with HIV in New Zealand: balancing health and quality of life. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1200), U1017.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Herewini, T. H., Rua'ine, G., Hughes, A. J., Saxton, P. J., Whyte, M., Misson, S., & Thomas, M. (2004). Mate Aaraikore A Muri Ake Nei: experiences of Maori New Zealanders living with HIV. Sexual Health, 1(3), 175-180.

Pitts, M. K., & Shields, P. (2004). Access to infertility investigations and treatment for HIV+ people: a survey of Australian infertility clinics. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(4), 360-362.

Pitts, M. K., & Hanley, F. (2004). Bringing infertility into focus for young people: "I guess I'm naïve and don't think it can happen to me". Health Education, 104(2), 100-112.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., O'Brien, M., & Misson, S. (2004). Who Pays for Sex and Why? An Analysis of Social and Motivational Factors Associated With Male Clients of Sex Workers. Archives of Sexual Behavior: an interdisciplinary research journal, 33(4), 353-358.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2004). Associations between the sexual behaviour of men who have sex with men and the structure and composition of their social networks. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(6), 455-458.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). Current practice of sexual history taking by sexual health physicians in Australia and New Zealand. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(5), 389-391.

Tomnay, J. E., Hatch, B. A., Pitts, M. K., Carter, T. R., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). HIV partner notification: a 2002 Victorian audit. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 15(9), 629-631.

Tomnay, J. E., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2004). Partner notification: preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 15(6), 415-418.

Neale, J., Pitts, M. K., Dunn, P. D., Hughes, G. M., & Redman, C. W. (2003). An observational study of precolposcopy education sessions: what do women want to know? Health Care for Women International, 24(5), 468-475.

Tideman, R. L., Pitts, M. K., & Fairley, C. K. (2003). Effects of a change from an appointment service to a walk-in triage service at a sexual health centre. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 14(12), 793-795.

Byrom, J., Clarke, T., Neale, J., Dunn, P. D., Hughes, G. M., Redman, C. W., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Can pre-colposcopy sessions reduce anxiety at the time of colposcopy? A prospective randomised study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 22(4), 415-420.

Charlton, R., Smith, G., White, D., Austin, C., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Audit tools for palliative care services: identification of neglected aspects of care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 19(6), 397-402.

Charlton, R., Smith, G., Austin, C., Pitts, M. K., & White, D. G. (2002). Audit tools for palliative care services: Identification of neglected aspects of care. Palliative Medicine, 19(6), 397-402.

Pitts, M. K., & Clarke, T. (2002). Human papillomavirus infections and risks of cervical cancer: what do women know? Health Education Research, 17(6), 706-714.

Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Calvert, E., & Redman, C. (2001). Illness identity and the self-regulatory model in recovery from early stage gynaecological cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 6(5), 511-522.

Pitts, M. K., Cannon, S., Johnson, I., Singh, G., Clarke, T., & Rahman, Q. (2001). Can we predict who will return to a genitourinary clinic? International Journal of STD and AIDS, 12(5), 346-347.

Pitts, M. K., & Rahman, Q. (2001). Which behaviors constitute "having sex" among university students in the UK? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30(2), 169-176.

Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Redman, C., Calvert, E., Howells, R., & Wafai, C. (2000). What are the factors associated with the follow-up preferences of women in long-term remission from gynaecological cancer? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 20(4), 408-411.

Pitts, M. K., Woolliscroft, J., Cannon, S., Johnson, I., & Singh, G. (2000). Factors influencing delay in treatment seeking by first-time attenders at a genitourinary clinic. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 11(6), 375-378.

Bradley, E. J., Pitts, M. K., Redman, C. W., & Calvert, E. (1999). The experience of long-term hospital follow-up for women who have suffered early stage gynecological cancer: a qualitative interview study. International Journal Gynecological Cancer, 9(6), 491-496.

Howells, R. E., Bradley, E., Pitts, M. K., Calvert, E., & Redman, C. W. (1999). Audit of the views of gynaecological cancer patients regarding follow-up. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(2), 167-168.

McGowan, L., Pitts, M. K., & Clark Carter, D. C. (1999). Chronic Pelvic Pain: A General Practitioner’s Perspective Psychology. Health and Medicine, 4(3), 303-317.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J. M., Mangwiro, O., & Woolliscroft, J. (1999). Why Do People Delay Obtaining Treatment For An STD? Perspectives from a Developing Country. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 4(1), 74-85.

McGowan, L., Clark Carter, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1998). Chronic Pelvic Pain: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Health, 13, 937-951.

White, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1998). Educating young people about drugs: a systematic review. Addiction, 93(10), 1475-1487.

McMaster, J. M., Pitts, M. K., & Poyah, G. (1997). The Menopausal Experiences of Women In A Developing Country. Women and Health, 26(4), 1-14.

McMaster, J., Cormie, K., & Pitts, M. K. (1997). Menstrual and Premenstrual Experiences of Women in a Developing Country. Health Care for Women International, 18, 533-541.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J., Hartmann, T., & Mausezahl, D. (1996). Lay Beliefs about Diarrhoeal Diseases: Their Role in Health Education in a Developing Country. Social Science and Medicine, 43(8), 1223-1228.

Pitts, M. K., Burtney, E., & Dobraszczyc, U. (1996). "There is no shame in it any more". How providers of sexual health advice view young people's sexuality. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 11(1), 1-9.

Pitts, M. K., Bowman, M., & McMaster, J. (1995). Reactions to Repeated STD Infections: Psychosocial aspects and gender issues in Zimbabwe. Social Science and Medicine, 40(9), 1299-1304.

Evans, P. D., & Pitts, M. K. (1994). Vulnerability to Respiratory Infection and the Four Day Desirability Dip: Comments on Stone, Porter and Neale. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 67, 387-389.

McMaster, J., Pitts, M. K., & Wilson, P. (1994). The Practice of Testicular Self Examination: A Comparative study of British and Zimbabwean Undergraduates. Central African Journal of Medicine, 40(6), 154-158.

Pitts, M. K., Magunje, N., & McMaster, J. (1994). Students' knowledge of the use of herbs and other agents as a preparation for sexual intercourse. Health Care for Women International, 15, 91-99.

Hollingsworth, E. J., Pitts, M. K., & McKee, D. (1993). Staffing patterns in rural community support programs. Hospital & community psychiatry, 44(11), 1076-1081.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1993). No joking matter: Formal and informal sources of information about AIDS. AIDS Education and Prevention, 5(3), 212-219.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1993). Press Coverage of AIDS in Zimbabwe: a five year review. AIDS Care, 5(2), 215-222.

Elliott, E., Pitts, M. K., & McMaster, J. (1992). Nurses' views of parasuicide in a developing country. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 38(4), 273-279.

Runganga, A., Pitts, M. K., & McMaster, J. (1992). The Use of Herbal and Other Agents to Enhance Sexual Experience. Social Science & Medicine, 35(8), 1037-1042.

Hadlow, J., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). The understanding of common health terms by doctors, nurses and patients. Social Science and Medicine, 32(2), 193-196.

Jackson, H., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). Company Policy in AIDS in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 6(2), 53-70.

Pitts, M. K., Humphrey, M., & Wilson, P. (1991). Assessments of Personal and General Risks of HIV and AIDS in Harare, Zimbabwe. Health Education Research, 6(3), 307-311.

Pitts, M. K., McMaster, J., & Wilson, P. (1991). An investigation of preconditions necessary for the introduction of a campaign to promote breast self examination amongst Zimbabwean women. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1(1), 33-42.

Pitts, M. K., Jackson, H., & Wilson, P. (1990). Attitudes, knowledge, experience and behaviour related to HIV and AIDS among Zimbabwean social workers. AIDS Care, 2(1), 53-61.

Boyle, M. E., Pitts, M. K., Phillips, K. C., White, D. G., Clifford, B., & Woollett, E. A. (1989). Exploring young peoples' attitudes to and knowledge of AIDS: the value of focused group discussions. Health Education Journal, 48(1), 21-23.

Pitts, M. K., & Jackson, H. (1989). AIDS and The Press: an analysis of the coverage of AIDS by Zimbabwe newspapers. AIDS Care, 1(1), 77-85.

Pitts, M. K., & Healey, S. M. (1989). Factors influencing Inferences about Pain in Three Differing Health Professions. Physiotherapy Practice, 5, 65-68.

Pitts, M. K., Wilson, D., Phillips, K. C., White, D. G., & Shorrocks, Y. (1989). A survey of knowledge, attitudes and risk estimates concerning HIV and AIDS in a Zimbabwean student sample. Health Education Research, 4(3), 285-295.

White, D. G., Clifford, B., Phillips, K. C., Pitts, M. K., Davies, M. M., & Elliott, J. (1989). AIDS and intimate relationships: adolescents knowledge and attitudes. Current Psychological Research and Reviews, 8, 130-143.

Evans, P. D., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, K. (1988). Minor infection, minor life events and the four day desirability dip. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 32(4-5), 533-539.

White, D. G., Phillips, K. C., Pitts, M. K., Clifford, B. R., Elliott, J., & Davies, M. M. (1988). Adolescents' perceptions of AIDS. Health Education Journal, 47, 117-119.

Govier, E., & Pitts, M. K. (1982). The Contextual Disambiguation of a Polysemous Word in an Unattended Message. British Journal of Psychology, 73, 537-545.

Pitts, M. K., Pollio, H. R., & Smith, M. K. (1981). An Evaluation of Three Different Theories of Metaphor Production. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 11, 347-367.

Smith, M. K., Pollio, H. R., & Pitts, M. K. (1981). Metaphor as Intellectual History - conceptual categories underlying figurative usage in American English 1675-1975. Linguistics, 19, 911-935.

Non-refereed contributions to a refereed journal

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Reconstructing occupation after HIV infection: Lessons from women's experiences. Commentary of Opacich KJ in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(11), 516-524.

Antoni, M. H., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). HIV in 2003. Invited editorial for special issue on HIV and immunology. Invited editorial in Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 54(3), 179-183.

Hurley, M., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2002). Effect of patient centredness and positive approach. Partnership of patient and doctor may provide key to patient satisfaction. Letter in British Medical Journal, 324(7336), 543.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). AIDS, Sexuality and Gender in Africa: Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia by C. Baylies and J. Bujra with the Gender and AIDS Group. Book review in Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Pitts, M. K., Cannon, S., & Singh, G. (2001). Self treatment among a sample of first time attenders at a genitourinary medicine clinic. Letter in Sexually Transmitted Infections, 77(6), 462.

Articles in non-refereed journals

Pitts, M. K., & Couch, M. (2005). Bisexuality and health psychology: Strange bedfellows. Health Psychology Update, 14(2), 27-32.

Reports

Couch, M., Dowsett, G. W., Dutertre, S., Keys, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Looking for more: A review of social and contextual factors affecting young people's sexual health (ARCSHS Monograph based on Report to the World Health Organization). Monograph Series Number 61. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). HIV Futures 5: Life as we know it. Monograph Series Number 60. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., McNally, S., & Grierson, J. (2006). The dynamics and contexts of male-to-male sex in Indonesia and Thailand. Monograph Series Number 62. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., & Patel, S. (2006). Private Lives: A report on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI Australians. Monograph Series Number 57. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Slavin, S., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). The contemporary context of HIV infection in Victoria, Australia. Melbourne, Australia: ARCSHS, La Trobe University.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Adams, K., Pitts, M. K., Bradford, D., Willis, J. M., Anderson, I., & Saunders, M. (2005). Evaluation of the National Donovanosis Eradication Project (2001-2004). Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Temple-Smith, M. J., Pitts, M. K., Hanley, F., Saunders, M., Jones, J., Donovan, B., Willis, J. M., Adams, K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2005). Review of STI/BBV Management and Prevention in the Northern Territory. Report for the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services.

Watson, J., Temple-Smith, M. J., Jenkinson, K., Smith, A. M. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). An intervention to improve the management of Chlamydia by GPs. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Saunders, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). HIV Futures 4: State of the [positive] nation. Monograph Series Number 48. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

McNally, S., Temple-Smith, M. J., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Making decisions about hepatitis C treatment. Monograph Series Number 49. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A., Wain, D., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Saunders, M., & Perri, V. (2004). HIV Health Promotion/Prevention: Mapping of Current Activity across Australia in March 2004. Commissioned by the Intergovernmental Committee on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases and Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Pitts, M. K., & Couch, M. (2004). Sexuality and Sexual Health: What's the evidence?. Report of the roundtable under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, New York 23-25 February 2004. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., Smith, A. M. A., Dowsett, G. W., Hillier, L., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Don't ask, don't tell hidden in the crowd : the need for documenting links between sexuality and suicidal behaviours among young people. Monograph Series Number 45. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Pitts, M. K., Dowsett, G. W., Couch, M., Keys, D., & Dutertre, S. (2003). Looking for more: A review of social and contextual factors affecting young people's sexual health. A Report to the World Health Organisation. Geneva.

Smith, A. M. A., Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Secondary students and sexual health 2002 : results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. Monograph Series Number 47. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Misson, S., McDonald, K., Pitts, M. K., & O'Brien, M. (2002). HIV Futures 3: positive Australians on services, health and well-being. Monograph Series Number 37. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Misson, S., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., & Thomas, M. (2002). HIV futures New Zealand: it's your story = Mate araikore a muri ake nei. Monograph Series Number 32. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University; New Zealand AIDS Foundation. ARCSHS Monograph.

Johnson, K., Strong, R., Hillier, L., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Screened Out! Women with disabilities and cervical screening. A report for the Cancer Council of Victoria. Melbourne.

Pitts, M. K., & Hanley, F. (2002). "I guess I’m naïve and don’t think it can happen to me": Bringing infertility prevention into focus for young people. Report to Bertarelli Foundation, Geneva.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., & Dowsett, G. W. (2002). Searching for sex: A systematic literature review of international research related to sexuality and sexual behaviour. A report to the World Health Organization. Geneva.

Horsley, P., McNair, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2001). Development of Research Papers for the Women’s Health and Well-being Strategy. Victoria.

Horsley, P., McNair, R., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2001). Women's health and well-being strategy - Population group: Lesbians. Commissioned by the Department of Human Services, Victoria. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

Pitts, M. K., Woolliscroft, J., Cannon, S., & Johnson, I. (1998). Triggers and Barriers to First Time Attendance at a G.U. Clinic. North Staffordshire Health Authority.

Pitts, M. K., & Thompson, D. (1996). Focus Group Discussions with People with Diabetes. North Staffordshire: Technical Report to F.H.S.A.

White, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1995). A Review of the Effectiveness of Interventions Directed at Young People’s Substance Use. University of York: Report to NHS Centre for Research and Reviews.

Pitts, M. K., Dobrascyzyc, U., & Burtney, E. (1994). Teenage Sexual Health Locality Survey. Technical Report to the S. E. Staffordshire Health Authority. Technical Report.

Pitts, M. K. (1990). An evaluation of the acquisition of knowledge of HIV and AIDS among Zimbabwean social workers. Zimbabwe: Report to AIDS Counselling Trust.

International conferences

Pitts, M. K. (2006). HPV: What Have Men Got to do With it?. AOGIN 2nd Biennial Conference: Breakthroughs & Issues in HPV Genital Infections & Neoplasia. Mactan, Cebu, Philippines, 8 September 2006.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Thorpe, R. (2006). Living and working with HIV: Results from HIV Futures Surveys 1997-2005. 18th Annual ASHM Conference. Melbourne, Australia, 11-14 October 2006.

Pitts, M. K. (2006). Poor safe sex practices in middle aged and older Australian men: Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS). Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 October 2006.

Pitts, M. K. (2006). Psychosocial Aspects of HPV. AOGIN 2nd Biennial Conference: "Breakthroughs & Issues in HPV Genital Infections & Neoplasia.". Mactan, Cebu, Philippines, 8 September 2006.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., & Mulcare, H. (2006). Self-reported health and non-heterosexual men and women in Australia: A report from the Private Lives Survey. The Australian Sociological Association 2006 Conference. University of Western Australia & Murdoch University, 4-7 December 2006.

Pitts, M. K., Dyson, S., Garland, S., & Rosenthal, D. A. (2006). What do women know about HPV?. EUROGIN 2006: 6th International Multidisciplinary Congress. Paris, April 2006.

Pitts, M. K. (2006). Women's Health Issues: Adolescence, Sexuality and STI infections. AOGIN 2nd Biennial Conference: "Breakthroughs & Issues in HPV Genital Infections & Neoplasia". Mactan, Cebu, Philippines, 8 September 2006.

Temple-Smith, M. J., McNally, S., Wallace, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Laws, regulations and guidelines relating to hepatitis C: a help or hindrance to public health?. Public Health Association. Sydney, 25-28 September 2006.

Couch, M., Jeyapaul, S., Abraham, K. K., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2005). Futures Tamil Nadu: An Indian-Australian collaboration in the transfer of knowledge. 5th International Conference on AIDS INDIA, Transfer of Knowledge. Chennai, India, October.

Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Limits on how bisexuals, and their health, are seen by researchers. Health in Difference: 5th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Health Conference. Melbourne, Australia, January.

Couch, M., McNally, S., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2005). Using the category MSM (men who have sex with men) in the Asia-Pacific region: Towards recognition of sexual experience and practice or its misrecognition. The 7th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Sociological Association, Human Securities in the Asia Pacific Region. Bangkok and Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Thailand, December.

Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Pattison, P. (2005). Gay Men's Social and Sexual Networks: Patterns of communication around unprotected sex. Presentation at 7th International Congress on Aids in the Asia Pacific (ICAAP7). Kobe, Japan, July.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., McDonald, K., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Gendered Patterns of antiretroviral uptake and experience: 1997 to 2003. 7th International AIDS Impact Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, April.

Grierson, J., McNally, S., Dowsett, G. W., Pitts, M. K., & Couch, M. (2005). MSM: Useful category or conceptual dead end?. 7th International Congress on Aids in the Asia Pacific (ICAAP7). Kobe, Japan, July.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Thorpe, R., & O'Brien, M. (2005). Social correlates of co-infection with HIV and hepatitis C. The 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment. Rio de Janerio, Brazil, July.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Saunders, M. (2005). Ageing with HIV. 7th International AIDS Impact Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, April.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., O'Brien, M., & Saunders, M. (2005). Co-infection with HIV and hepatitis C. 7th International AIDS Impact Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, 4-7 April 2005.

Pitts, M. K., Choi, P., & Drixti, L. (2005). How do Anabolic Steroid Users Differ from Non-Users? A Case-control Study. ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Sydney, Australia, August.

Pitts, M. K., Holden, C. A., Handelsman, D. J., McLaughin, R., Wittert, G., & de Kretser, D. M. (2005). (MATeS) Men in Australia Telephone Survey: Sexual activity, fertility and contraceptive use in middle aged and older men. British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference. Coventry, UK, September.

Pitts, M. K., Holden, C. A., Handelsman, D. J., McLaughin, R., Wittert, G., & de Kretser, D. M. (2005). (MATeS) Men in Australia Telephone Survey: Sexual activity, fertility and contraceptive use in middle aged and older men. Sexual Health Conference. Hobart, August.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). Psychosocial aspects of HPV/DNA testing. AOGIN Conference. Sabah, Malaysia, July.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). So what went right? Successes and failures of HIV prevention in Australia. Keynote address at Public Health Association. Perth, September.

Thorpe, R., Grierson, J., Saunders, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Health and quality of life: The impact of co-existing healthy conditions among Australian PLWHA. 7th International AIDS Impact Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, April.

Thorpe, R., Grierson, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Time with treatments: Sustained decrease in ARV uptake and increasing complexity of experience:1997 - 2003. 7th International AIDS Impact Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, April.

Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., Wain, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Gay men’s social and sexual networks: Insights into processes of peer influence and social change. Poster presentation at XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., Wain, D., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Gay men's social and sexual networks: Insights into processes of peer influence and social change. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Hughes, T., & Saxton, P. (2004). Health promotion and health practice: HIV positive gay men's sexual practice in Australia and New Zealand. 13th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Asia Pacific Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand, July.

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). HIV Futures 4: State of the [positive] nation. 16th Annual Conference for HIV Medicine. Canberra, September.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2004). Processes of peer influence and social change in gay men's social networks. 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Auckland, New Zealand, April.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Perri, V. (2004). Social and health correlates of STI incidence in sexually active adults. 13th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Asia Pacific Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand, July.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2004). A social identity approach to HIV community among gay men. 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Auckland, New Zealand, April.

McNally, S., Pitts, M. K., Temple-Smith, M. J., & Sievert, W. (2004). Now, Later or Never: Challenges of Hepatitis C Treatment for Injecting Drug Users. 15th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm. April.

McNally, S., Pitts, M. K., & Temple-Smith, M. J. (2004). Now, Later or Never: Making decisions about Hepatitis C treatment. New Technologies, New Responses, the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases (HHARD) Social Research Conference and the AFAO/NAPWA HIV Educators' Conference. Sydney, May.

McNally, S., Pitts, M. K., & Temple-Smith, M. J. (2004). Now, Later or Never: When to refer a patient with Hepatitis C. 4th Australasian Hepatitis C Conference. Canberra, E2.

McNally, S., Grierson, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Valuing Social Research: Using collaborative research to understand the lived experience of HIV positive communities. 13th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections Asia Pacific Conference. Chiang Mai, Thailand, July.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Hurley, M., Willis, J. M., Thorpe, R., & Misson, S. (2004). Discrimination - experiences and consequences from a PLWHA perspective. Poster presentation at XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., Misson, S., Hurley, M., & Willis, J. M. (2004). Growing older with HIV. Oral presentation MoOrD1092 at XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). HIV and the role of social research. 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Melbourne, April.

Pitts, M. K., Johnson, K., Hillier, L., & Strong, R. (2004). Screened Out! Cervical screening and women with disabilities. 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Melbourne, April.

Saunders, M., Willis, J. M., Grierson, J., McDonald, K., Hurley, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2004). Investigating the social world of Aboriginal people living with HIV: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cohorts in the Australian "Futures" studies. 16th Annual Conference for HIV Medicine. Canberra, September.

Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Wain, D., Pitts, M. K., & Patterson, P. (2004). Personal, Contextual and Network Influences on Gay Men's Behaviour. XXIV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. Portoro, Slovinia, May.

Thorpe, R., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Thomas, N. (2004). Rural, regional, suburban or urban: Findings from the HIV Futures 4 study of Australian PLWHA, 3rd "Futures". Victorian Rural Health Forum, Country AIDS Network. Bendigo, November.

Willis, J. M., Hurley, M., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2004). The impact of industry structure and social organisation on male sex worker work practice. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2003). Part of it by proxy: a social identity approach to HIV community among gay men. 17th European Health Psychology Society Conference. Kos, Greece, September.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Denholm, N., Whyte, M., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., & Misson, S. (2003). Protective silences: the experiences of refugees with HIV in New Zealand. Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Christchurch, NZ, June.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., & Smith, A. M. A. (2003). Social and sexual networks as health promoting structures. 17th European Health Psychology Society Conference. Kos, Greece, September.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Whyte, M., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., & Misson, S. (2003). A tale of two intents: HIV positive gay men's sexual practice in Australia and New Zealand. 6th Aids Impact Conference: Biopsychosocial Aspects of HIV Infection. Milan, Italy, July.

Pitts, M. K. (2003). Sex and sexuality in the land of Oz. Keynote Presentation at British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference. Stafford, United Kingdom, September.

Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2003). Understanding the positive experience: researching with people living with HIV/AIDS. Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease, 2nd Global Conference. St Hilda's College, Oxford, United Kingdom, July.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., O'Brien, M., & Misson, S. (2003). Who pays for sex and why? An analysis of social and motivational factors associated with clients of sex workers. 6th Aids Impact Conference: Biopsychosocial Aspects of HIV Infection. Milan, Italy, July.

Pitts, M. K. (2003). Why are women anxious and what are they anxious about?. Cervical Cancer Not Yet Beaten - And at What Cost. Centre for the Study of Women's and Children's Health. Melbourne, July.

Grierson, J., Misson, S., Pitts, M. K., Hurley, M., Willis, J. M., & O'Brien, M. (2002). Live to tell: Disclosure, support and collective identification among PLWHA. Poster presentation at XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Misson, S., Willis, J. M., Hughes, T., Saxton, P., & Whyte, M. (2002). Sexual cultures, sexual governance and sexual practice among Australian and New Zealand gay men with HIV. The 14th Annual Conference, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Sydney, October.

Hurley, M., Grierson, J., Willis, J. M., McDonald, K., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). HIV positive gay male sex requires new policy and educational environments. Poster at XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

MacPhail, C., Campbell, C., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Operationalizing the dual use of traditional and western health care for STIs and HIV. Poster presentation at XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

McDonald, K., Grierson, J., Hurley, M., Willis, J. M., & Pitts, M. K. (2002). Gender differences in antiretroviral uptake and attitude in Australia. XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

O'Brien, M., Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2002). Blood borne viruses and drug using risk for juvenile justice clients: An analysis of interventions and worker practices in Victoria, Australia. XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Mitchell, A., Misson, S., & Madden, A. (2002). Logging on: The relationship between internet use and adverse sexual outcomes. Poster presentation at XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

Pitts, M. K., & Grierson, J. (2002). Positive reciprocity: Researching with HIV positive communities. Making a positive difference: from research to the real world. 37th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, September.

Pitts, M. K. (2002). A tale of three cities. The 14th Annual Conference, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Sydney, October.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Misson, S. (2002). Three Futures: Changes in the relationship of Australian PLAWH to HIV treatment, side effects, outcomes and management. The 14th Annual Conference, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Sydney, October.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Madden, A., & Fairley, C. (2002). Triggers and barriers to rapid treatment seeking by clients at a sexual health clinic. Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Perth, June.

Pitts, M. K. (2002). Understanding men's experience of urethral symptoms. The 14th Annual Conference, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Sydney, October.

Smith, A. M. A., Pitts, M. K., Madden, A., & Fairley, C. (2002). Factors associated with delays in treatment seeking by clients at a sexual health clinic. 12th IUSTI Asia-Pacific Congress on STI, HIV/AIDS. Beijing, October.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). What can we learn from the numbers?. Invited plenary address, Peter Meese Memorial Session at 13th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. Melbourne, October.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). Dry sex, sexuality, gender role and HIV transmission. HIV/AIDS The First Epidemic of Globalisation. University of East Anglia, June 2000.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). Preparing women for colposcopy. 6th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine. Brisbane, 15-18 November.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). The role of traditional healers in diagnosing and treating STIs. 6th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine and Public Health in the New Millennium. Brisbane, November.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). Sexuality and ageing. Ageing in the 21st Century Conference, La Trobe University Faculty of Health Sciences. Melbourne, December.

Bradley, E., & Pitts, M. K. (1999). Factors predicting choice of follow up for women recovering from gynaecological cancer. European Health Psychology Conference. Florence, 1-3 October.

Dyer, R., Green, R., Millward, G., & Pitts, M. K. (1996). What's the flaming issue?. European Conference on Writers and Writing. Barcelona.

Jackson, H., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). Company policy on AIDS in Zimbabwe. VII International Conference on AIDS. Florence.

National conferences

Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Changes in the Health, Well-Being, and Social Connectedness of Australians Living with HIV/AIDS from 1997 to 2003. The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), 17th National HIV/AIDS Update Conference. Oakland, California, USA, April.

Grierson, J., Smith, A. M. A., Pitts, M. K., & Perri, V. (2005). Constructing Collectivities: Gay men's understandings of community, coalition and public perception in Victoria. Health in Difference: 5th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Health Conference. Melbourne, Australia, January.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). MATES: Sexuality and fertility in middle-aged and older Australian men. British Psychological Society Conference. Coventry, United Kingdom, 7 September.

Pitts, M. K. (2005). MATES: Sexuality and fertility in middle-aged and older Australian men. Sexual Health Conference. Tasmania, August.

Rule, J., Grierson, J., Thorpe, R., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). HIV Futures 4 Forum: Drilling into the data. 17th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for HIV Medicine. Hobart, Australia, August.

McNair, R., Kavanagh, A. M., Pitts, M. K., Horsley, P., & Agius, P. A. (2004). Comparing mental health indicators and health service usage of young lesbians and bisexual women, with heterosexual women (presented by Sue Dyson). National Lesbian Health Conference. University of Chicago, May.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Aguis, P., Dyson, S., & Mitchell, A. (2004). Secondary students, sexual health and HIV/AIDS: Results of the national surveys of Australian secondary students. 16th Annual Conference for HIV Medicine. Canberra, September.

Horsley, P., Pitts, M. K., Kavanagh, A. M., & Tong, B. (2002). Young bisexual women and lesbians' use of health services. Health in difference 4, Fourth National Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference. Sydney, October.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). The role of ARCSHS in Hepatitis research. Hepatitis C Conference. Coogee, November.

Austin, C., & Pitts, M. K. (1999). The psychosocial impact of breast cancer related lymphoedema: a focus group study. Division of Health Psychology. Annual Conference. University of Leeds, 1-3 September.

Bradley, E., & Pitts, M. K. (1999). Why is it so difficult for women to accept discharge following gynaecological cancer?. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. University of Leeds, 1-3 September.

Rahman, Q., & Pitts, M. K. (1999). What does it mean to 'have sex' in the UK?. Division of Health Psychology. Annual Conference. University of Leeds, 1-3 September.

Smith, S., Pitts, M. K., & Rahman, Q. (1999). Sexual behaviour and risks of STDs in a student population. Division of Health Psychology. Annual Conference. University of Leeds, 1-3 September.

Bickerton, S. M., Pitts, M. K., & Symonds, T. L. (1998). Are GPs and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers communicating effectively? If not, why not?. Division of Health Psychology, Annual Conference. University of Wales, Bangor, 1-3 July.

Woolliscroft, J. G., Pitts, M. K., Cannon, S., & Johnson, I. (1998). The first time at a G.U. clinic: Delays and Triggers for Attendance. Division of Health Psychology, Annual Conference. University of Wales, Bangor, 1-3 July.

Rowe, K., Pitts, M. K., Clark Carter, D., & Meins, E. (1997). A comparison of assessment techniques for children’s knowledge of the body. B.P.S. Health Psychology Special Group Conference.

McGowan, L., Clark Carter, D., & Pitts, M. K. (1995). A Meta Analysis of Chronic Pelvic Pain. B.P.S. Health Psychology Special Group Conference.

McGowan, L., Pitts, M. K., & Clark Carter, D. (1994). The Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain. B.P.S. Psychology and Women Section Conference. Sheffield.

McGowan, L., Pitts, M. K., & Clark Carter, D. (1993). Chronic Pelvic Pain: A General Practitioner's Perspective. B.P.S. Health Psychology Conference.

McMaster, J., Bowman, M., & Pitts, M. K. (1993). Repeated Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An analysis of gender issues in Zimbabwe. B.P.S. Annual Conference.

McMaster, J., Magunje, N., & Pitts, M. K. (1993). Vendors views on herbal agents. Poster Presentation at B.P.S. Health Psychology Special Group Conference.

Hadlow, J., & Pitts, M. K. (1991). Differences in Knowledge of Medical and Psychological Terms: Implications for Nurses Training. B.P.S. Conference. London.

Pitts, M. K., Runganga, A., & McMaster, J. (1991). Zimbabwean women's use of herbal agents during sexual intercourse. B.P.S. Health Psychology Conference.

Full written paper - refereed conference proceedings

Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2006). Religious affiliation and non-heterosexual men and women in Australia: A report from the Private Lives Survey. Refereed Conference Proceedings of Sociology for a mobile world: TASA (The Australian Sociology Association) Conference, Crawley Campus, University of Western Australia, 04/12/2006. 1-11.

Couch, M., & Pitts, M. K. (2005). Who's there? Is anybody there? Bisexuals and 'men who have sex with men' in sex and sexuality research. Refereed Conference Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association 2005 Conference, Sandy Bay Campus, Thailand, December.

Presentations to meetings

Pitts, M. K. (2005). MATES: Sexuality and fertility in middle-aged and older Australian men. La Trobe University, 17 August.

Pitts, M. K., Grierson, J., & Smith, A. M. A. (2004). How good was it for you? Correlates of satisfaction with Last Sexual Encounter. 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Auckland, New Zealand, April.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Mate Āraikore A Muri Ake Nei: Experiences of Maori New Zealanders Living with HIV. Presentation to, New Zealand Ministry of Health, June.

Pitts, M. K. (2004). Social Research and the recent rises in HIV. Presentation to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. New Zealand, June.

Pitts, M. K. (2003). Non-individual determinants and impact of programmes related to adolescent sexual risk factors: structural and community factors. Structured Discussions on the WHO Child & Adolescent Health and Development ASHR Reviews to, World Health Organization, Geneva, 29-30 January.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). ARCSHS role in public health research in Victoria. Venereology Annual General Meeting, March.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Cultural factors facilitating or inhibiting HIV transmission in Southern Africa. MacFarlane Burnett, 30 May.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Cultural factors facilitating or inhibiting HIV transmission in Southern Africa. MacFarlane Burnett, 10 July.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Cultural factors facilitating or inhibiting HIV transmission in Southern Africa. MacFarlane Burnett, 22 August.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Don't forget the sunscreen: The role of evidence in sexuality research. La Trobe University graduation ceremony, 6 April.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Human Communication Sciences. La Trobe University, 12 September.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). My life as a health psychologist. College of Health Psychologists, 21 July.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). The role of ARCSHS in HIV social research in Australia. AFAO/NAPWA Community summit, 14 May.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). Sexuality and Ageing, School of Physiotherapy. La Trobe University, 22 February.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). What can we learn from the numbers: Commentary on HIV in Victoria. Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, 30 November.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). What can we learn from the numbers: Commentary on HIV in Victoria. HIV update, 15 October.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). What can we learn from the numbers?. HIV Subcommittee ANCAHRD, Victorian AIDS Council.

Pitts, M. K. (2001). What can we learn from the numbers?. ANCAHRD HIV subcommittee, 26 July.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). Human Papillomavirus and risks of cervical cancer: What do women know?. Presention to ARCSHS Seminar Series, 1 November.

Pitts, M. K. (2000). The role of ARCSHS in HIV social research. Victorian AIDS Council Annual General Meeting, October.