Mark Davis

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

1987 …2021
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Personal profile


Mark completed his PhD in sociology in 2005 at the Institute of Education, University of London (now part of University College London). Before his PhD, Mark worked as a psychologist in clinical settings and in HIV prevention and research. During his PhD, he worked on public health research at Royal Free and UCL Medical School; Imperial College Medical School, and; Institute of Health Sciences, City University, London. Directly before coming to Monash University in 2007, Mark taught in the psychosocial studies programme at the University of East London.

Research interests

Mark leads research on health and wellbeing in connection with infection and immunity, pharmaceutical technologies, digital technologies, and narrative methods in the social sciences. His research has been funded by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, and National Health Service, in the UK, and the Australian Research Council. He leads an international ARC Discovery Project and is chief investigator on an ARC Linkage Project, both of which investigate the social and cultural responses to antimicrobial resistance to better inform efforts to reduce the social and economic burdens of drug-resistant infections. He co-leads the Health & Biofutures research programme at Monash University.

Supervision interests

Mark supervises Honours, Masters and PhD projects on:

  • health promotion
  • mental wellbeing
  • HIV and sexual health
  • gender, sexual and cultural diversity
  • public health policy
  • social pharmacy
  • digital media


Monash teaching commitment

ATS3717 Health, Culture & Society

APG4681 Social Research Practice


  • Medical Sociology
  • Sexualities
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Narrative
  • Qualitative Methods
  • HIV
  • Sexual Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Pandemics
  • Digital Media
  • Health Communications

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 1987 2019

Navigating HIV citizenship: identities, risks and biological citizenship in the treatment as prevention era

Young, I., Davis, M., Flowers, P. & McDaid, L. M., 2019, In : Health, Risk and Society. 21, 1-2, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Uncertainty and immunity in public communications on pandemics

Davis, M. D. M., 2019, Pandemics, Publics, and Politics: Staging Responses to Public Health Crises. Bjorkdahl, K. & Carlsen, B. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 29-42 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Understanding the relationship between pet owners and their companion animals as a key context for antimicrobial resistance-related behaviours: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Dickson, A., Smith, M., Smith, F., Park, J., King, C., Currie, K., Langdridge, D., Davis, M. D. M. & Flowers, P., 2019, In : Health psychology and behavioral medicine. 7, 1, p. 45-61 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A visual affective analysis of mass media interventions to increase antimicrobial stewardship amongst the public

Langdridge, D., Davis, M. D. M., Gozdzielewska, L., McParland, J., Williams, L., Young, M., Smith, F., MacDonald, J., Price, L. & Flowers, P., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Health Psychology. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Exploring the behavioural drivers of veterinary surgeon antibiotic prescribing: a qualitative study of companion animal veterinary surgeons in the UK

King, C., Smith, M., Currie, K., Dickson, A., Smith, F., Davis, M. & Flowers, P., 7 Nov 2018, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 14, 332, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Dean’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research

Mark Davis (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Promising Researcher Fellowship Award

Mark Davis (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2019

Academic Seminar, Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University: 'Preliminary findings from ARC DP17 on antimicrobial resistance and public engagements'

Mark Davis (Invited speaker)
29 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Public Consultation on Australia’s Next Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2020 and Beyond

Mark Davis (Contributor), Andrea Whittaker (Contributor)
12 Jun 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

UK Government Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection

Paul Flowers (Contributor), Mark Davis (Contributor), Shona Hilton (Contributor)

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Glasgow Caledonian University

Mark Davis (Visiting academic)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Shona Hilton

Mark Davis (Host)

Activity: Hosting a visitor types​Hosting an academic or industry visitor