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

PT Walker, C Whittaker, OJ Watson et al. (2020) The impact of COVID-19 and strategies for mitigation and suppression in low- and middle-income countries. Science; 12-06-2020, doi:  

S. Flaxman, S Mishra, A Gandi et al. (2020) Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe. Nature; 08-06-2020, published online. doi:

R Verity, LC Okell, I Dorigatti et al. (2020) Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases; 30-03-2020, doi:

S.L. van Elsland (2019) Home-based treatment of children with HIV infection or tuberculous meningitis in South Africa, doctoral thesis; 10-01-2019 ,doi:

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:



Volz E, Mishra S, Chand M, et al., 2021, Assessing transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England, Nature, Vol:593, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:266-269

Nouvellet P, Bhatia S, Cori A, et al., 2021, Reduction in mobility and COVID-19 transmission, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723

Fu H, Wang H, Xi X, et al., 2021, A database for the epidemic trends and control measures during the first wave of COVID-19 in mainland China, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol:102, ISSN:1201-9712, Pages:463-471

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