Emma Slaymaker

Associate Professor

Room 144

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 207 299 4687

Emma has a background in communicable disease epidemiology but has spent so long working with demographers that the disciplinary boundaries are starting to blur.  She has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford and completed both her MSc and PhD at LSHTM. 

She works in the Population Studies Group and is a member of the Centre for Statistical Methods.  She works with the ALPHA network and acts as liaison between that group and the HIV modelling consortium based at Imperial College, London.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health


Statistical Methodology


Emma is one of the organisers of Research Design and Analysis and teaches on Statistics for Epidemiologists (STEPH) and Analysing Survey and Population Data.

She is an MSc tutor for both Demography and Health (DH) and Reproductive and Sexual Health Research (RSHR) and supervises research degree students.

Together with Milly Marston she runs a roughly annual short course at the School called 'Advanced Stata: programming and other techniques to make your life easier'.

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Emma's research is focused on the epidemiology and demographic impacts of HIV in Africa.  She has a longstanding interest in using large scale survey data to understand sexual behaviour patterns and how these are best summarised and used to describe the potential for the spread of HIV and other STI.

Her recent work has been with the ALPHA network of African HIV longitudinal studies investigating patterns of HIV mortality following the introduction of ART and trends and risk factors for HIV incidence.

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Research Area
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted infection
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA): Data on mortality, by HIV status and stage on the HIV care continuum, among the general population in seven longitudinal studies between 1989 and 2014.
Slaymaker, E. ; McLean, E. ; Wringe, A. ; Calvert, C. ; Marston, M. ; Reniers, G. ; Kabudula, C.W. ; Crampin, A. ; Price, A. ; Michael, D. ; Urassa, M. ; Kwaro, D. ; Sewe, M. ; Eaton, J.W. ; Rhead, R. ; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J. ; Lutalo, T. ; Nabukalu, D. ; Herbst, K. ; Hosegood, V. ; Zaba, B. ;
Gates Open Res
How have ART treatment programmes changed the patterns of excess mortality in people living with HIV? Estimates from four countries in East and Southern Africa.
Slaymaker, E. ; Todd, J. ; Marston, M. ; Calvert, C. ; Michael, D. ; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J. ; Crampin, A. ; Lutalo, T. ; Herbst, K. ; Zaba, B. ;
Glob Health Action
Updates to the Spectrum model to estimate key HIV indicators for adults and children.
Stover, J. ; Andreev, K. ; Slaymaker, E. ; Gopalappa, C. ; Sabin, K. ; Velasquez, C. ; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J. ; Crampin, A. ; Lutalo, T. ; Herbst, K. ; Gregson, S. ; Urassa, M. ;
Mortality trends in the era of antiretroviral therapy: evidence from the Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA).
Reniers, G. ; Slaymaker, E. ; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J. ; Nyamukapa, C. ; Crampin, A.C. ; Herbst, K. ; Urassa, M. ; Otieno, F. ; Gregson, S. ; Sewe, M. ; Michael, D. ; Lutalo, T. ; Hosegood, V. ; Kasamba, I. ; Price, A. ; Nabukalu, D. ; Mclean, E. ; Zaba, B. ; on behalf of the ALPHA Network, . ;
Trends in age at first sex in Uganda: evidence from Demographic and Health Survey data and longitudinal cohorts in Masaka and Rakai.
Slaymaker, E.; Bwanika, J.B.; Kasamba, I.; Lutalo, T.; Maher, D.; Todd, J.;
Sex Transm Infect
Comparative assessment of the quality of age-at-event reporting in three HIV cohort studies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Wringe, A.; Cremin, I.; Todd, J.; McGrath, N.; Kasamba, I.; Herbst, K.; Mushore, P.; Zaba, B.; Slaymaker, E.;
Sex Transm Infect
Sexual behaviour in context: a global perspective.
Wellings, K.; Collumbien, M.; Slaymaker, E.; Singh, S.; Hodges, Z.; Patel, D.; Bajos, N.;
See all Emma Slaymaker's Publications