Imperial College London

Dr Sabine L. van Elsland

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

External Relationships & Communications Manager



+44 (0)20 7594 3896s.van-elsland




G35Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





With a background in public health research and global infectious disease epidemiology, I am passionate about contributing to sustainable knowledge translation. My PhD research focused on paediatric home-based treatment of HIV and Tuberculous meningitis in South Africa. After ten years in South Africa, I relocated to the UK in 2018 to join the MRC centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

Selected publications

S.L. van Elsland (2019) Home-based treatment of children with HIV infection or tuberculous meningitis in South Africa, doctoral thesis,

S.L. van Elsland, R.P.H. Peters, N. Grobbelaar, P. Ketelo, M.O. Kok, M.F. Cotton, A.M. van Furth (2018) Paediatric ART adherence in South Africa: a  comprehensive analysis. AIDS and behavior; published online 27-07-2018. DOI 10.1007/s10461-018-2235-x

S.L. van Elsland, S.I. van Dongen, J.E. Bosmans, H.S. Schaaf, R. van Toorn, A.M. van Furth (2018) Cost-effectiveness of home-based versus in-hospital treatment of paediatric tuberculous meningitis. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 22(10); pg 1188–1195  DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0236

A. Hasnida, R.A.J. Borst, A.M. Johnson, N.R. Rahmani, S.L. van Elsland, M.O. Kok (2017), Making health systems research work: time to shift funding to locally-led research in the South. The Lancet Global Health, 5(1); pg e22-e24, DOI

R van Toorn, H.S. Schaaf, J.A. Laubscher, S.L. van Elsland, Peter R Donald, Johan F Schoeman (2014), Short intensified treatment in children with drug-susceptible tuberculous meningitis. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 33(3); pg 248-252. PMID 24168978

N. Blok, D.H. Visser, R. Solomons, S.L. van Elsland, A.L. den Hertog, A.M. van Furth (2014), Lipoarabinomannan enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for early diagnosis of childhood tuberculous meningitis. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 18(2) pg 2015-2010. PMID 24429314



van Leeuwen LM, Versteegen P, Zaharie SD, et al., 2019, Bacterial genotyping of CNS tuberculosis in South Africa: heterogenic M. tuberculosis infection and predominance of lineage 4, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol:57, ISSN:0095-1137

van Elsland S, Peters RPH, Grobbelaar CJ, et al., Disclosure of HIV status to children in South Africa: a comprehensive analysis, Southern African Journal of Hiv Medicine, ISSN:1608-9693

van Elsland SL, Peters RPH, Grobbelaar C, et al., 2019, Disclosure of human immunodeficiency virus status to children in South Africa: A comprehensive analysis., South Afr J Hiv Med, Vol:20

Kruger M, Makiwane MM, Ramoroka S, et al., Off-label use in ambulatory paediatric clinics in a central South African hospital, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Thesis Dissertations

van Elsland SL, 2019, Home-based treatment of children with HIV infection or tuberculous meningitis in South Africa

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