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Professor Kholoud Porter
  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
UCL Department Graduate Tutor for Research,UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Kholoud has worked in HIV since 1986 and leads an epidemiology programme of work in HIV research. She gained an MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in AIDS and HIV Infection at UCL.

Her main research interests are in HIV natural history and primary HIV infection. Most of her work has been within industrialised country cohorts although she has also co-ordinated randomised controlled trial recruiting in Uganda and South Africa and within an international consortium evaluating antiretroviral therapy roll-out programmes in Africa. She is Project Leader for the UK Register of HIV Seroconverters and CASCADE, an EU-funded collaboration of HIV seroconverter cohorts. CASCADE is now part of a large Network of Excellence, EuroCoord, which she also leads.

Kholoud has collaborated widely within the UK and internationally with colleagues in European, Australian and north American research institutions. Aside from editorial work forAIDS, BMC Public Health, the Open AIDS Journal and Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, she is a regular reviewer for several medical journals and abstracts for the International AIDS Society conferences. She has also presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Research Themes
Research Summary

  • HIV natural history and the role of events in primary infection
  • Design and analyses of longitudinal HIV cohorts
  • Setting up and participating in national and international collaborations
  • Estimating incident infection in central and eastern Europe
  • Evaluating definitions of extreme phenotypes of disease progression
  • Analysis of data subject to left truncation

Teaching Summary

PhD/MD supervision

Susan Hoskins: “Monitoring the health of the population accessing HIV care in low income countries” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23303435, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20683315

Ruth Simmons: “Estimating HIV incidence in Estonia, Poland and the Ukraine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28762652, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28575385

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27276170, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26559856

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26322977, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25265082


Victoria Parsons: “Assessing the potential for onward transmission from recent HIV seroconverters, and the role of ART in reducing transmission in this population”.


Alexandra Lyons: “Serious non-AIDS events (SNAEs) in the HIV-positive population”.

Collins Iwuji: “Will earlier treatment lead to drug resistance of the form and prevalence likely to compromise future elimination of HIV?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29890048, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27774350

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