Meet Travis Salway


“Working with the ESMN allows for transnational networking opportunities. It specifically offers the opportunity to learn and share best practices in delivery of sexual health care between Canada and Europe. I am particularly looking forward to learning from other ESMN members about how to integrate mental health care within sexual health service settings.”

Travis Salway is a social epidemiologist. His research investigates population health inequities in the context of stigma. He has spent the past 18 years working with sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer) communities to inform and improve public health interventions. Dr. Salway’s research has resulted in an improved understanding of patterns and causes of mental health outcomes among sexual minority populations.

In 2019, he presented this research to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. This was in the context of the Committee’s historic study on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada. Moreover, Dr. Salway is the co-founder and facilitator of The Roundtable: BC’s LGBTQ2S Mental Health & Substance Use Networking Space. He is also an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Furthermore, he is a Michael Smith Scholar (2019-2024), and an Affiliated Researcher/Faculty at the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity, and the Community-Based Research Centre.

Travis Salway lives and works in Canada, which is an International Partner Country of the COST Action. He is officially a Management Committee Observer.