Associate Prof. Lucia Knight

 BSc (Cape Town), MPopStuds (UKZN), PhD (London)

Extra-ordinary professors

Lucia Knight is a family demographer with particular experience in the study of HIV, families, : poverty and social protection in Southern Africa.

She is currently working on a study designing and testing a model for a family-based intervention to improve ART adherence in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Antwerp. She is also working on a project exploring access to care and ART adherence among older people living with HIV in the Western Cape.  She has previously worked on research projects dealing with family-based, self- and home-based testing for HIV, assessing the impacts of maternal mortality for families, and a large-scale cohort study exploring the well-being of children growing up with the dual burdens of HIV and poverty.   

 Lucia took up a position at the University of Cape Town in October 2020 and was appointed as an Extraordinary Professor with UWC in December 2020 and she continues to lead on the Sinako project. 


In the news

Exploring discrepant knowledge of partner sexual behaviour to inform self-risk assessment in a high HIV burdened district in rural KwaZulu-Natal

Staff inolved: Hilton Humphries, Lucia Knight, Celia Mehou-Loko, Makhosazana Mdladla, Sthembile Phakathi, Sindisiwe Mazibuko, Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Development and testing of a composite index to monitor the continuum of maternal health service delivery at provincial and district level in South Africa

Staff inolved: Mamothena Mothupi, Jeroen De Man, Hanani Tabana, Lucia Knight