Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor in Demography and Behavioural Science



+44 (0)20 7594 3279s.gregson




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Simon Gregson is a demographer working on the dynamics of spread, impact and control of HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. His work combines empirical studies including large-scale, longitudinal, population-based and clinical surveys with use of mathematical models. Simon is Director of the Manicaland HIV/STD Prevention Project in Zimbabwe.

Video (below)

Why did HIV decline in Zimbabwe?

The unique, population-based Manicaland study tracks the Zimbabwean HIV epidemic over 19 years. Professor Simon Gregson delivers his inaugural lecture. Recorded at Imperial College London on 08 Jun 2011.

Why did HIV decline in Zimbabwe?




Gregson S, Mugurungi O, Eaton J, et al., Cohort Profile: Documenting and Explaining the HIV Decline in East Zimbabwe: the Manicaland General Population Cohort, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Skovdal M, Magutshwa-Zitha S, Campbell C, et al., Getting off on the wrong foot? How community groups in Zimbabwe position themselves for partnerships with external agencies in the HIV response, Globalization and Health, ISSN:1744-8603

Case KK, Gregson S, Mahy M, et al., 2017, Editorial: methodological developments in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimates, Aids, Vol:31, ISSN:0269-9370, Pages:S1-S4

Eaton JW, Johnson CC, Gregson S, 2017, The cost of not re-testing: HIV misdiagnosis in the ART 'test-and-offer' era., Clin Infect Dis

Elmes J, Skovdal M, Nhongo K, et al., 2017, A reconfiguration of the sex trade: How social and structural changes in eastern Zimbabwe left women involved in sex work and transactional sex more vulnerable, Plos One, Vol:12, ISSN:1932-6203

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