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.
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'.
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.