Jason brings a range of skills and a huge amount of passion to the NZAF. A social scientist by training, he has been involved in HIV research and advocacy since 2004. His early research discussed media representations of homosexuality through HIV and AIDS reporting in New Zealand and his PhD examined the social and spatial worlds of gay men living with HIV in Auckland. He has presented his work at a number of international conferences and has published in several academic journals and edited books.
In his current role Jason leads the policy and government relations work of the NZAF and manages a range of special projects, including our international development work in the Pacific. He sits on the Board of the Asia-Pacific Coalition for Male Sexual Health (APCOM), an advocacy organisation working to improve the rights and health of men who have sex with men across the region.
In his spare time Jason feeds his healthy addictions for Les Mills group fitness and travel.