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Ian Timaeus

MA MSc PhD

Professor
of Demography

Room
Room 147

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7299 4689

I started my career in the software industry but have worked in the Centre/Department of Population Studies/Health since 1980. My first degree is in social anthropology and I like to think of myself as a social scientist, although most of my work is in technical demography. I did an MSc in Demography at LSE and completed a PhD at the School on the estimation of adult mortality from data on orphanhood.

I now work at the School part-time and am a regular visitor to the Centre for Actuarial Research, University of Cape Town, where I am an Honorary Professor.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I organize and teach on the module on Population, Poverty and Environment.

Research

My research interests include the fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa, inequalities in child health and welfare, methods for measuring adult mortality in developing countries, the social and demographic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the demography of sub-Saharan Africa more generally, in particular that of South Africa.

Further information on my research and a list of my publications can be found on my personal web page.

Research Area
Child health
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Fertility
Inequalities
Methodology
Modelling
Education
Discipline
Demography
Development studies
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Malnutrition
Country
United Kingdom
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Teenage Childbearing and Educational Attainment in South Africa.
Timaeus IM; Moultrie TA
2015
Studies in family planning
Mortality differentials 1991-2005 by self-reported ethnicity: findings from the ONS Longitudinal Study.
Scott AP; Timæus IM
2013
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Tools for Demographic Estimation
Moultrie TA; Dorrington RE; Hill AG; Hill K; Timaeus IM; Zaba B
2013
On postponement and birth intervals
Timaeus IM; Moultrie TA
2008
Population and development review
Methods to Estimate the Number of Orphans as a Result of AIDS and Other Causes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Grassly NC; Timaeus IM
2005
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
Mortality transition in the Ovamboland region of Namibia, 1930-1990.
Notkola V; Timaeus IM; Siiskonen H
2000
Population studies
Intra-urban differentials in child health
Timaeus I; Lush L
1995
Health transition review : the cultural, social, and behavioural determinants of health
Labor circulation, marriage and fertility in Southern Africa
Timaeus I; Graham W
1989
Reproduction and Social Organization in Sub-Saharan Africa
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