After completing a first degree in Physics at UCL Milly worked in an Egyptian NGO called AHED (Association of Health and Environmental Development) in Cairo. Mainly working with demographic and health surveillance data.After working in Egypt she came back to London to do a Masters in Medical Demography at LSHTM. Since the Masters she has been working with the Population Studies Group, LSHTM. Currently she is working with the ALPHA network on the demographic consequences of HIV and also on the impact of HIV on fertility in general populations.
Milly is the module organiser for the Analysing Survey and Population Data and teaches on the Demographic Methods and Epidemiology in practice modules. She also runs a short course: "Advanced Stata course: programming and techniques to make you life easier"
Milly is currently working on the ALPHA network project. She specialises in the analysis of longitudinal data especially from demographic surveillance. Currently a large focus of her work is on the effects of HIV on fertility. Other research includes estimating and projecting child mortality in populations affected by generalised HIV epidemics, orphanhood, marriage and HIV, and fertility indicators.