BA MSc PhD
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). Following this, in 2016, I began my PhD at LSHTM in the Department of Population Health. In 2020 I started working as a Research Fellow with Dr Rebecca Sear in the Population Studies Group.
I co-organise and teach on the module "Demographic Methods" and co-organise the distance learning module "Demographic Data: Sources, Collection and Evaluation". I also teach or have taught on the modules "Population Dynamics and Projections (PDP)", "Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH)", "Research Design and Analysis (RDA)", and "Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES)". I have additionally undertaken exam and essay marking for "Basic Statistics" and "Social Epidemiology". As a Research Degree student, I regularly organised and taught on the annual Personalised Additional Study Support tutoring scheme.
My research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning demography, evolutionary anthropology, human behaviour ecology and public health. My PhD drew 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 residence, various forms of care from parents and non-parents, and child anthropometrics.
I am a member of the Evolutionary Demography Group (EDG) and Population Studies Group (PSG) in the Department of Population Health (DPH). I currently work as Research Fellow on the project 'The Evolutionay Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success' with Dr Rebecca Sear (PSG).