Roxanne Beauclair, PhD

Research Associate

Research Associate

Roxanne is currently serving as a Research Associate and is attempting to understand what unmet modelling needs South African public health stakeholders have, and which of these are priorities for decision-making. She is also a specialist in applying biostatistical methods to epidemiological data. She received training from Ghent University in Belgium (PhD) and the University of Cape Town (MPH). She has been involved in an analytical capacity for several different epidemiological studies of HIV in Southern Africa. Recently, she has become an R enthusiast and enjoys learning new ways to improve upon statistical programmes by creating clean, reproducible, and legible code.

Recent publications

McClinton Appollis TMA, Jonas K, Beauclair RN, Lombard CJ, Duby Z, Cheyip M, Maruping K, Dietrich J, Mathews C (2021) Early Sexual Debut and the Effects on Well-Being among South African Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 15 to 24 Years International Journal of Sexual Health doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2021.1979162

Delva W, Dominic EM, Beauclair R, Ouifki R, Kroon M, Volmink H, Dorkin E (2021) Four-week forecasts of COVID-19 epidemic trajectories in South Africa, Chile, Peru and Brazil: a model evaluation doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.06.21263151

Mathews C, Cheyip M, Beauclair R, Puren A, Lombard C, Jonas K, Ayalew KA, D Govindasamy, Kuo C, Dietrich J, Abdullah F, Gray G (2021) HIV care coverage among HIV-positive adolescent girls and young women in South Africa: Results from the HERStory Study South African Medical Journal doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i5.15351

Beauclair,. R.N., N. Hens, & W. Delva (2018) The role of age-mixing patterns in HIV transmission dynamics: novel hypotheses from a field study in Cape Town, South Africa. Epidemics 25: 61-71. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2018.05.006

Beauclair, R., J.Dushoff, & W.Delva. (2018) Partner age differences and associated sexual risk behaviours among adolescent girls and young women in a cash transfer programme for schooling in Malawi. BMC Public Health 18(403);12. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5327-7

Beauclair, R., S. Helleringer, N. Hens, & W. Delva (2016) Age differences between sexual partners, behavioural and demographic correlates, and HIV infection on Likoma Island, Malawi. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6:36121. doi: 10.1038/srep36121

Aboyade, O.M., R. Beauclair, O.N. Mbamalu, T.R. Puoane, & G.D. Hughes (2016) Health-seeking behaviours of older black women living with non-communicable diseases in an urban township in South Africa. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 16:410. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1378-4

Brook C. E., R. Beauclair, O. Ngwenya, L. Worden, M. Ndeffo-Mbah, T.M. Lietman, S.K Satpathy, A.P. Galvani, & T.C. Porco (2015) Spatial heterogeneity in projected leprosy trends in India. Parasites & Vectors 8:542. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1124-7.

Gail D.H., M.A. Oluwaseyi, R. Beauclair, N.M. Oluchi, & R.T.Puoane. (2015) Characterizing Herbal Medicine Use for Noncommunicable Diseases in Urban South Africa. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015(736074). doi: 10.1155/2015/736074.

Roxanne Beauclair, Niel Hens, Wim Delva. (2015) Concurrent partnerships in Cape Town, South Africa: race and sex differences in prevalence and duration of overlap. Journal of the International AIDS Society,18:19372. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.19372

Roxanne Beauclair, Greg Petro and Landon Myer. (2014) The association between timing of initiation of antenatal care and stillbirths: a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 14(204). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-204.

Beauclair R, Delva W. (2013) Is younger really safer? A qualitative study of perceived risks and benefits of age-disparate relationships among women in Cape Town, South Africa. PLoS One. 8(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081748.

Delva W, Meng F, Beauclair R, Deprez N, Temmerman M, Welte A, Hens N. (2013) Coital frequency and condom use in monogamous and concurrent sexual relationships in Cape Town, South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013 Apr 24;16:18034. doi: 10.7448/IAS.16.1.18034.

Roxanne Beauclair, Fei Meng, Nele Deprez, Marleen Temmerman, Alex Welte, Niel Hens and Wim Delva (2013) Evaluating audio computer assisted self-interviews in urban south African communities: evidence for good suitability and reduced social desirability bias of a cross-sectional survey on sexual behaviour. BMC Medical Research Methodology 13(11). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-13-11.

Kristien Michielsen , Roxanne Beauclair, Wim Delva, Kristien Roelens, Ronan Van Rossem and Marleen Temmerman. (2012) Effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda: results from a non-randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 12. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-729.

Beauclair R, Kassanjee R, Temmerman M, Welte A, Delva W. (2012) Age-disparate relationships and implications for STI transmission among young adults in Cape Town, South Africa. The European Journal Of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 17(1). doi: 10.3109/13625187.2011.644841.

Wim Delva, Roxanne Beauclair, Alex Welte, Stijn Vansteelandt, Niel Hens, Marc Aerts, Elizabeth du Toit, Nulda Beyers and Marleen Temmerman. (2011) Age-disparity, sexual connectedness and HIV infection in disadvantaged communities around Cape Town, South Africa: a study protocol. BMC Public Health 11. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-616.

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis