Clara Calvert


Assistant Professor


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

020 7299 4639

I joined LSHTM in 2009 to undertake the MSc in Epidemiology and have remained at the School working on a range of projects in maternal health and HIV research. During this time, I completed my PHD which looked at the contribution of HIV to mortality in pregnant and postpartum women, with particular focus on Eastern and Southern Africa.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health


Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)


I teach on the MSc study units "Statisitics for Epidemiology & Population Health", "Extended Epidemiology", "Research, Design & Analysis" and "Statistical Methods in Epidemiology", as well as several short courses including "Advanced Stata course: programming and techniques to make you life easier". I am co-organiser for the distance learning module "Practical Epidemiology".


I currently divide my time working with the ALPHA network, which brings together longitudinal HIV studies in Eastern and Southern Africa, and working on a range of projects in maternal health. As part of the ALPHA network, I have been focussing on understanding patterns of mortality following the introduction of ART. For the maternal health group, I have been supporting senior researchers to prepare a new Maternal Health series for The Lancet, as well as looking at facility capability to provide maternal health care and access to services.   

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health systems
Maternal health
Systematic reviews
Global Health
Disease and Health Conditions
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Data Resource Profile: Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA Network).
Reniers, G.; Wamukoya, M.; Urassa, M.; Nyaguara, A.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Lutalo, T.; Hosegood, V.; Gregson, S.; Gómez-Olivé, X.; Geubbels, E.; Crampin, A.C.; Wringe, A.; Waswa, L.; Tollman, S.; Todd, J.; Slaymaker, E.; Serwadda, D.; Price, A.; Oti, S.; Nyirenda, M.J.; Nabukalu, D.; Nyamukapa, C.; Nalugoda, F.; Mugurungi, O.; Mtenga, B.; Mills, L.; Michael, D.; McLean, E.; McGrath, N.; Martin, E.; Marston, M.; Maquins, S.; Levira, F.; Kyobutungi, C.; Kwaro, D.; Kasamba, I.; Kanjala, C.; Kahn, K.; Kabudula, C.; Herbst, K.; Gareta, D.; Eaton, J.W.; Clark, S.J.; Church, K.; Chihana, M.; Calvert, C.; Beguy, D.; Asiki, G.; Amri, S.; Abdul, R.; Zaba, B.;
Int J Epidemiol
Quality maternity care for every woman, everywhere: a call to action.
Koblinsky, M. ; Moyer, C.A. ; Calvert, C. ; Campbell, J. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Feigl, A.B. ; Graham, W.J. ; Hatt, L. ; Hodgins, S. ; Matthews, Z. ; McDougall, L. ; Moran, A.C. ; Nandakumar, A.K. ; Langer, A. ;
The scale, scope, coverage, and capability of childbirth care.
Campbell, O.M. ; Calvert, C. ; Testa, A. ; Strehlow, M. ; Benova, L. ; Keyes, E. ; Donnay, F. ; Macleod, D. ; Gabrysch, S. ; Rong, L. ; Ronsmans, C. ; Sadruddin, S. ; Koblinsky, M. ; Bailey, P. ;
Contribution of suicide and injuries to pregnancy-related mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Fuhr, D.C.; Calvert, C.; Ronsmans, C.; Chandra, P.S.; Sikander, S.; de Silva, M.J.; Patel, V.
The Lancet Psychiatry
Effect of HIV infection on pregnancy-related mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: secondary analyses of pooled community-based data from the network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA).
Zaba, B. ; Calvert, C. ; Marston, M. ; Isingo, R. ; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J. ; Lutalo, T. ; Crampin, A. ; Robertson, L. ; Herbst, K. ; Newell, M.L. ; Todd, J. ; Byass, P. ; Boerma, T. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
Mortality after near-miss obstetric complications in Burkina Faso: medical, social and health-care factors.
Storeng, K.T. ; Drabo, S. ; Ganaba, R. ; Sundby, J. ; Calvert, C. ; Filippi, V. ;
Bull World Health Organ
See all Clara Calvert's Publications