Dr. Lucia Knight
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
    Department: School of Public Health
    Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
    Qualifications:     BSc (UCT), MPopStudies (UKZN), PhD (LSHTM, UK)
    Tel: +27 21 959 2243
    Fax: + 27 21 959 2872
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    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucia_Knight/contributions
Senior Lecturer

Lucia Knight is a family demographer with particular experience in the study of HIV/AIDS, families, poverty and social protection in Southern Africa. Prior to the SoPH she worked as a Research Specialist in the HIV, STI & TB Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is currently working on a study designing and testing a model for family-based testing for HIV. Lucia has previously worked on research projects dealing with 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.

 

Publications

Humphries H, van Rooyen H, Knight L, Barnabas R, Celum C. ‘If you are circumcised, you are the best’: Understandings and Perceptions of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among Men from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Cult Health Sex. 2015;17(7):920-31. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2014.992045. Epub 2015 Jan 8

Lucia C. Knight, Heidi Van Rooyen, Hilton Humphries, Ruanne V. Barnabas and Connie Celum. Empowering patients to link to care and treatment: qualitative findings about the role of a home-based HIV counselling, testing and linkage intervention in South Africa. AIDS Care, Vol 27, Issue 9, 2015 pp 1162-1167 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2015.1035633

Lucia Knight, Alicia Ely Yamin. “Without a Mother”: Caregivers and Community Members' Views about the Impacts of Maternal Mortality on Families in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Reproductive Health 2015, 12(Suppl 1):S5 http://www.reproductive-health-journal.com/content/12/S1/S2

Tawanda Makusha, Lucia Knight, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Olivia Tulloch, Adlai Davids, Jeanette Lim, Roger Peck, Heidi van Rooyen. HIV Self-Testing Could 'Revolutionize Testing in South Africa, but It Has Got to Be Done Properly': Perceptions of Key Stakeholders. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0122783DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0122783 March 31, 2015

Heidi van Rooyen, Olivia Tulloch, Wanjiru Mukoma, Tawanda Makusha, Lignet Chepuka, Lucia C Knight, Roger B Peck, Jeanette M Lim, Nelly Muturi, Ellen Chirwa and Miriam Taegtmeyer. What are the constraints and opportunities for HIVST scale-up in Africa? Evidence from Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2015, 18:19445 http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/article/view/19445  

Alicia Ely Yamin, Junior Bazile, Lucia Knight, Mitike Molla, Emily Maistrellis, Jennifer Leaning. Tracing Shadows: How Gendered Power Relations Shape The Impacts Of Maternal Death On Living Children In Sub Saharan Africa. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Lucia Knight, Victoria Hosegood & Ian M. Timæus (2016). Obligation to family during times of transition: care, support and the response to HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa. AIDS Care, 28:sup4, 18-29, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1195486

van Rooyen, H., Essack, Z., Rochat, T., Wight, D., Knight, L., Bland, R., & Celum, C. (2016). Taking HIV Testing to Families: Designing a Family-Based Intervention to Facilitate HIV Testing, Disclosure, and Intergenerational Communication. Frontiers in Public Health, 4(August), 1–14.

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