MA MSc PhD
I started my career in the software industry but have worked in the Centre/Department of Population Studies/Population 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.
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.