Research Degree Student
I completed my BA in Archaeology & Anthropology at UCL after which I worked at the Population Council in Pakistan for two years. This encouraged me to pursue an MSc in Demography & Health at LSHTM followed by a specialisation in Demography at the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD). In 2016, I began my PhD at LSHTM in the Department of Population Health.
I have taught on the MSc modules Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Research Design and Analysis (RDA) and Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES). I also organise and teach on the Personalised Additional Study Support (PASS) tutoring scheme.
My research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning demography, evolutionary anthropology, human behaviour ecology and public health. My PhD draws from each of these disciplines to explore links between family structure, parental & alloparental care provision and children's wellbeing in northwestern Tanzania. I was based at the Magu Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in Mwanza, Tanzania between July and November 2017 for fieldwork, where I collected quantitative and qualitative data on father absence, various forms of care/investment from parents and other kin, and child anthropometrics.