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Anushe Hassan

BA MSc

Research Degree Student

Room
128

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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 2019 I started working as a Research Fellow with Dr Rebecca Sear in the Population Studies Group. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Teaching

I have taught on the MSc modules Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Research Design and Analysis (RDA), Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES) and Population Dynamics and Projections (PDP); and undertaken exam and essay marking for Basic Statistics and Social Epidemiology. As a Research Degree student, I have also regularly organised and taught on the annual Personalised Additional Study Support (PASS) tutoring scheme.

Research

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.

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). 

Research Area
Child health
Health inequalities
Fertility
Gender
International comparisons
Violence
Discipline
Anthropology
Demography
Social Sciences
Country
Malawi
Tanzania
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Fathers favour sons, mothers don't discriminate: Sex-biased parental care in northwestern Tanzania
Hassan A; Schaffnit SB; Sear R; Urassa M; Lawson DW
2019
Evolutionary Human Sciences
Parent-offspring conflict unlikely to explain 'child marriage' in northwestern Tanzania.
Schaffnit SB; Hassan A; Urassa M; Lawson DW
2019
Nature Human Behaviour
Father absence but not fosterage predicts food insecurity, relative poverty, and poor child health in northern Tanzania.
Lawson DW; Schaffnit SB; Hassan A; Ngadaya E; Ngowi B; Mfinanga SGM; James S; Borgerhoff Mulder M
2016
American journal of human biology
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