Associate Prof. Lucia Knight
BSc (Cape Town), MPopStuds (UKZN), PhD (London)
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.