Heather Armstrong

  • University of Southampton

Professional Experience

2019 – now: Lecturer in Sexual Health, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

2019 – 2023: Research Lead, Sexual Health Services, Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom

2020 – now: Associate Editor, Sexual Health

2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Division of AIDS, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2013-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, United States

Expertise and Research Interests


Sexual Fluidity

LGBTQ+ Sexual Health and Well-Being

Sexual Motivation

Sexual Function

Selected Publications

  1. Griffiths, D. & Armstrong, H. L. (2023). “They were talking to an idea they had about me”: A qualitative analysis of transgender individual’s experiences using dating apps. Journal of Sex Research. Online ahead of print.
  2. Armstrong, H. L., Gitelman, J., Cui, Z., Bacani, N., Sereda, P., Lachowsky, N. J., Card, K. G., Sang, J. M., Raymond, H. F., Montaner, J., Hall, D., Howard, T., Hull, M., Hogg, R. S., Roth, E. & Moore, D. M. (2022). Virological suppression among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men living with HIV in Vancouver, Canada: A longitudinal cohort study from 2012-2017. PLOS ONE, 17(10): e0276596. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276596
  3. Gillespie, I. J., Armstrong, H. L., Ingham, R. (2022). Exploring reflections, motivations, and experiential outcomes of first same-sex/gender sexual experiences among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minority individuals. Journal of Sex Research, 59(1), 26-38. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1960944