Dr Malebogo Tlhajoane

MSc MRes PhD

Research Fellow

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I have a BSc in Biology from Union College, Schenectady (NY), an MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM, an MRes in Biomedical Research, and PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Imperial College London. 


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health


I co-organise the distance learning module "Analysing Survey and Population Data". I also teach on the in-house MSc modules "Basic Epidemiology" and "Research Design and Analysis".


HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, including health systems and HIV service delivery, population-based estimates of HIV incidence and associated risk factors, and the use of cross-sectional HIV incidence assays for surveillance. Mobile Phone Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa, COVID-19, mortality surveillance, mobile technologies for health, health equity, health services research. 

At present my work is with the ALPHA Network, the RAMMPS Consortium, and the International Centre for Eye Health.



Research Area
Health inequalities
Health services research
Global Health
Health services
Mobile technologies
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted infection
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Increased Age Heaping in Mobile Phone Surveys Conducted in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries
Helleringer S; Lau SW; Luhar S; Banda J; Lankoande B; Tlhajoane M; Reniers G
Socius : sociological research for a dynamic world
Collecting mortality data via mobile phone surveys: a non-inferiority randomized trial in Malawi
Chasukwa M; Choko A; Muthema F; Nkahlamba M; Saikolo J; Tlhajoane M; Reniers G; Dulani B; Helleringer S
Collecting mortality data via mobile phone surveys: A non-inferiority randomized trial in Malawi.
Chasukwa M; Choko AT; Muthema F; Nkhalamba MM; Saikolo J; Tlhajoane M; Reniers G; Dulani B; Helleringer S
PLOS Global Public Health
Age patterns of HIV incidence in eastern and southern Africa: a modelling analysis of observational population-based cohort studies.
Risher KA; Cori A; Reniers G; Marston M; Calvert C; Crampin A; Dadirai T; Dube A; Gregson S; Herbst K
The lancet. HIV
The temporalities of policymaking: The case of HIV test-and-treat policy adoption in Zimbabwe.
Moran M; Skovdal M; Mpandaguta E; Maswera R; Kadzura N; Dzamatira F; Nyamukapa C; Gregson S; Tlhajoane M
Health & place
A longitudinal review of national HIV policy and progress made in health facility implementation in Eastern Zimbabwe.
Tlhajoane M; Masoka T; Mpandaguta E; Rhead R; Church K; Wringe A; Kadzura N; Arinaminpathy N; Nyamukapa C; Schur N
Health research policy and systems
From policy to practice: exploring the implementation of antiretroviral therapy access and retention policies between 2013 and 2016 in six sub-Saharan African countries.
Ambia J; Renju J; Wringe A; Todd J; Geubbels E; Nakiyingi-Miiro J; Urassa M; Lutalo T; Crampin AC; Kwaro D
BMC health services research
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