Peter Weatherburn


Associate Professor
of Health Promotion

TP 244

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (20)7927 2797

+44 (20)7927 2701

Peter has been the Director of Sigma Research since 1997, and has worked as a research and evaluation specialist since 1988. He manages Sigma Research’s research and development programmes at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which he joined along with the rest of the Sigma group in February 2011. As Director of Sigma Research he has developed and expanded the units research and development programme, and identified, specified and managed more than 80 research and evaluation projects. Peter has been at the forefront of Sigma’s implementation of new technologies including a variety of websites and online surveys. Peter was involved in the establishment of The National Strategy for HIV and Sexual Health and in the development of key HIV prevention policy frameworks both for gay men and bisexual men (Making it Count) and for African migrants in England (The Knowledge, The Will and The Power). Peter has extensive experience of needs assessment, process and programme evaluation.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research


Centre for Evaluation


For the MSc Public Health Peter is a seminar leader on the Foundations for Health Promotion (1109) module in term 1; organises the Integrating Module: Health Promotion (1806) in term 3 and is the Stream Advisor for Health Promotion across the degree. 


Research Area
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health promotion
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Evidence use
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
United Kingdom
South Africa
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
European Union
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The Geography of Sexual Orientation: Structural Stigma and Sexual Attraction, Behavior, and Identity Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Across 38 European Countries.
Pachankis, J.E. ; Hatzenbuehler, M.L. ; Mirandola, M. ; Weatherburn, P. ; Berg, R.C. ; Marcus, U. ; Schmidt, A.J. ;
Arch Sex Behav
Illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in 44 cities: Findings from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS).
Schmidt, A.J. ; Bourne, A. ; Weatherburn, P. ; Reid, D. ; Marcus, U. ; Hickson, F. ; EMIS Network, . ;
Int J Drug Policy
Antiretroviral Therapy and Reasons for Not Taking It among Men Having Sex with Men (MSM)-Results from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS).
Marcus, U. ; Hickson, F. ; Weatherburn, P. ; Furegato, M. ; Breveglieri, M. ; Berg, R.C. ; Schmidt, A.J. ; EMIS network, . ;
PLoS One
Hidden from health: structural stigma, sexual orientation concealment, and HIV across 38 countries in the European MSM Internet Survey.
Pachankis, J.E. ; Hatzenbuehler, M.L. ; Hickson, F. ; Weatherburn, P. ; Berg, R.C. ; Marcus, U. ; Schmidt, A.J. ;
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