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Lynda Clarke

BSc MSc

Associate Professor

Room
Room 149

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44(0)2072994636

Fax.
+44(0)2072994637

Lynda Clarke has a BSc in Social Anthropology and MSc in Medical Demography and has been at LSHTM since 1987. She previously worked at Office of national Statistics (ONS) on national social surveys; at City University on the ONS Longitudinal Survey; at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education undertaking research on physically disabled teenagers; and was responsible for research at a national pregnancy advisory charity. She was also Director of Research at the Family Policy Studies Centre from 1995 until  2000.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health

Teaching

Lynda was the Head of the Department of Population Studies from 2007 until 2011 and Taught Course Director for Epidemiology and Population Health from 2000 until 2006, responsible for the MSc teaching programmes. She is currently Programme Director for the  MSc Demography and Health and MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research and the distance based Masters in Demography and Health.  She teaches on a number of modules for these MScs; including Population Studies, Principles of Social Research, Research Design and Analysis and Demographic Methods. She has also taught on the distance learning MSc in Epidemiology: Principles and Practice on Research Planning, Scientific Reporting and Refereeing.  

Lynda is directed an IUSSP/UNFPA funded project developing distance based learning teaching in demographic methods and these materials are available as open access via the IUSSP website and she is develping these into a DL Masters course at LSHTM, being launched in October 2016.

Lynda has supervised numerous PhD students and currently has students studying young people's reproductive health services in Kenya, immunisation of the children of sex workers in South Africa, sexual competence at sexual debut in the UK, the effects of urbanisation and migration on chronic disease health outcomes in India, and the health and service use of older people in India. 

Research

Lynda specialises in family demography, mainly in developed countries but also has ongoing work in South Africa. She is particularly interested in the changing family circumstances of children and the policy implications of family change.

Her research combines quantitative and qualitative methods. Her recent work includes  men's health and fatherhood in a high HIV area of South Africa, fatherhood in South Asian families in London and Sheffield and a study of young offenders in Britain and a comparative study of fathers in prison in the USA and Britain. Previous work includes studies of grandparenthood, fatherhood, childlessness, teenage pregnancy, fertility patterns, childbearing intentions, child health, women's health, men's health and mothers' work and childcare.

Research Area
Child health
Discipline
Anthropology
Demography

Selected Publications

Family and Economic roles
Clarke, L; Evandrou, M
Growing Older: Approahes to Quality of Life in Context
Fathering behind Bars in English Prisons: Imprisoned Fathers' Identity and Contact with their Children
Clarke, L.; O'Brien, M.; Day, R.; Godwin, H.; Connolly, J.; Hemmings, J.; van Leeson, T.
Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers
Father Involvement in Britain: the research and policy evidence
Clarke, L.; O'Brien, M.
Measuring Father Involvement
Policy and rhetoric: the growing interest in fathers and grandparents in Britain
Clarke, L.; Roberts, C.
Analysing Families: morality and rationality in policy and practice
See all Lynda Clarke's Publications