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What is SMMASH?

SMMASH is longitudinal, online survey that looks at the sexual, mental and wider health of gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

We ran our first survey in 2013 and have followed this up every 3 years with SMMASH2 (2016), SMMASH3 (2019) and our most recent SMMASH-Pan survey, which looked at our health and wellbeing during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.


The primary objective of the SMMASH study is to understand the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men so we can understand our most important health issues and improve services for our community.

This website allows you to link to our 

Reports - detailed analyses of our work, produced for our funders.


Publications - work we have published in academic journals from the SMMASH surveys.

Infographics - posters which summarise the key findings of our research work.

Surveys - copies of the actual surveys we used in each study.

Most of this is free to download and circulate - if you have any questions about any of this please contact us - see the link above.



This study is run by Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Jamie Frankis, Reader in Sexual Health Psychology is the principal investigator on this study

Mr Ross Kincaid and Dr Demi Strongylou are the research fellows conducting this study.

Please email the team for further information or any queries.

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