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. Prof Knight is a Y-rated NRF researcher.