Dr Peter Keogh


Honorary Associate Professor
Community Public Health

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I am Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies at the Open University. My background is in community-based research and knowledge exchange in the areas of HIV, intimacy and sexual risk. For many years, I was qualitative research lead for Sigma Research and more recently, I was a Qualitative Research Director at NatCen Social Research.


Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Health Promotion Integrating Module, MSc in Public Health (LSHTM)


 Keogh P & Dodds C. Pharmaceutical HIV Prevention Technologies in the UK: Six Domains for Social Science Research. AIDSCare (in press)

Bourne A, Dodds C, Keogh P, Weatherburn, P. Non-condom related strategies to reduce the risk of HIV transmission: perspectives and experiences of gay men with diagnosed HIV. Journal of Health Psychology (in press)

Maisey R, Speight S, Bonell C, Purdon S, Keogh P, Wollny I, Sorhaindo A, Wellings K (2014) The Evaluation of the ‘Teens and Toddlers’ Youth Programme: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Sage Research Methods. DOI:

Bonell C, Maisey R, Speight S, Purdon S, Keogh P, Wollny I, Sorhaindo A, Wellings K. (2013) Randomized controlled trial of ‘Teens and Toddlers’: a teenage pregnancy prevention intervention combining youth development and voluntary service in a nursery. Journal of Adolescence 36(5): 859–870.

Keogh, P., Kazimirski, A. (2013) Forced marriage in the UK: prevalence and response. In McCarthy, J., Hooper, C. and Gillies, V. (eds).  Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People. London, Policy Press. 

Bourne, A., Hickson, F., Keogh, P., Reid, D., Weatherburn, P. (2012) Problems with sex among gay and bisexual men with diagnosed HIV in the United Kingdom. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:916.

Bourne, A., Dodds, C., Keogh, P. (2011) Perceptions of superinfection risk among gay men with diagnosed HIV who have unprotected anal intercourse.Int J STD AIDS 2011;22:190-193

-Keogh, P., Jessiman, P., Sorhaindo, A., Bonnell, C. (2011). Process Evaluation of the Intensive Teens and Toddlers Teenage Pregnancy Programme. London: Department for Education.

-Keogh, P., Dodds, C., Weatherburn, P. (2011). Testing Guidance on HIV Testing for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). London: National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.

-Kazimirski, A., Keogh, P., Kumari, V., Smith,  R., Gowland, S., Purdon, S., Khanum, N, (2009) Forced marriage – prevalence and service response. London: DCSF.

-Keogh, P., Reid, D., Bourne, A., Weatherburn, A., Hickson, F. (2009) Wasted opportunities: problematic alcohol and drug use among gay men and bisexual men. London: Sigma Research.

-Keogh, P. ,Azad, Y., Carter, M., Crafer, E., Morley, C., Nkwenti, P., Nutland, W., Pebody, R., Reynolds, R., Summerside, J., Weatherburn, P. (2009) Framework for better living with HIV in England. London: Sigma Research and Terrence Higgins Trust.

 -Keogh, P. (2008) How to be a healthy homosexual: HIV health promotion and the social regulation of gay men in the UK. Journal of Homosexuality, 55(4):581-605

 -Keogh, P. (2008) Morality, responsibility and risk: Negative gay men's perceived proximity to HIV. AIDS Care, 20(5): 576 – 581

 -Bonell, C, Weatherburn, P, Rhodes T, Hickson F, Keogh P, Elford J (2008) Addressing gay men’s use of methamphetamine and other substances Addiction Research & Theory, 2008, 16(5): 417-420.

 -Dodds C, Hammond G, Weatherburn P, Keogh P, (2008) Homosexually active men’s views on criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission are related to HIV prevention need AIDS Care, 2008, 20(5): 509 - 514.

Research Area
Health promotion
Sexual health
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted disease