Population Studies Group (PSG)
The Population Studies Group (PSG) hosts a multidisciplinary group of demographers, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and reproductive health specialists who are engaged in demographic estimation and population-based studies of fertility, reproductive health, and mortality in both high and low-income settings.
PSG Faculty assume teaching responsibilities on the MSc courses in Demography and Health, the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, and some also contribute to the MSc in Epidemiology.
The Population Studies Group is situated in the Department of Population Health in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at LSHTM. The group was established in 1974 and is home to over 30 academic staff and around 15 doctoral students.
- Academic staff
London-based PSG Members Research Interests & Affiliations Katie Bates
child malnutrition; double burden of malnutrition; life course approach to nutrition; LMICs Isolde Birdthistle
DREAMS Keith Branson
ALPHA; HIV/AIDS; maternal health; health systems Lynda Clarke
fertility; family planning;
child mortality; implications of population change in Africa
m-health; intervention development; sexual and reproductive health; primary care
childcare; child health; women's health; fertility; East Africa; South Asia; Evolutionary Demography Group Kazuyo Machiyama
fertility; family planning; demography; STEP-UP; Africa; Asia; Maternal and Newborn Health Group; MARCH Milly Marston
demography; HIV/AIDS, sub-Saharan Africa; demographic surveillance systems; community-based HIV surveillance; demographic impact of AIDS; ALPHA
epidemiology; sexual and reproductive health; behavioural science; intervention development; MARCH Centre Melissa Palmer
sexual behaviour; adolescent health
Evolutionary Demography Group; anthropology; maternal health; child health; fertility
ALPHA; HIV/AIDS; non-communicable diseases; sub-Saharan Africa
Julio Romero Prieto
ALPHA; adult and child mortality; sexual behaviour; family dynamics; demographic surveillance systems; record linkage studies; sub-Saharan Africa
MARCH; sexual health; adolescent health; mixed methods; gender
Professor in Population & Health
evolutionary demography; human behavioural ecology; comparative research; Evolutionary Demography Group Emma Slaymaker
sexual behaviour; sub-Saharan Africa; ALPHA
family planning; mHealth; MARCH; primary care
Professor of Demography
fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa; inequalities in child health and welfare; measurement of adult mortality Malebogo (Lebby) Tlhajoane
ALPHA; HIV/AIDS; sub-Saharan Africa; complex interventions
demography; historical demography; social inequalities in health; cancer survival; sub-Saharan Africa; longitudinal studies; mixed-methods
Overseas PSG Members
MEIRU; HIV/AIDS; non-communicable diseases; tuberculosis
DREAMS Jim Todd
Professor of Applied Biostatistics
SEARCH; malaria; HIV/AIDS; sub-Saharan Africa
adolescent health; maternal and child health; HIV/AIDS; implementation,
operational and health systems research; MARCH; Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College
ALPHA; reproductive and sexual health; HIV/AIDS; MARCH; health services; maternal health; fertility Honorary Staff Ties Boerma
Honorary Assistant Professor
Jeffrey W. Eaton
Honorary Associate Professor
- Professional support staff
ALPHA , DREAMS,
- Doctoral students
Family structures, women’s empowerment and child health outcomes in Ghana Linking individual-level records of Health and Demographic Surveillances Systems with local health facility data in sub-Saharan Africa: Evaluating age patterns of under-five mortality Male/female differences in risk of severe malnutrition
Consequences of maternal near miss complications: A health and demographic analysis in The Gambia Myunggu Jung Geographical variations in fertility patterns in Ethiopia Judie Mbogua Barriers and facilitating factors to Prevention of Mother-To-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) knowledge and cascade completion by HIV infected Female Sex Workers in Zambia and South Africa Use of demographic surveillance data to assess the effect of household and family structure variables on demographic and reproductive health outcomes in Malawi Domestic division of household labour and the fulfilment of female fertility intentions Understanding the effect of mobile phone messages linked to telephone counselling designed to increase contraceptive use among women seeking menstrual regulation services in Bangladesh: A randomised controlled trial and process evaluation Huan Zhang Human resources for maternal and child health in China
Interest in demographic research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) dates back to 1964 when William Brass became the first Reader in Medical Demography at the University of London. The MSc Medical Demography (now MSc Demography and Health) was launched in 1970 and the Centre for Population Studies was established formally in 1974 with support from the UK Ministry of Overseas Development (now Department for International Development – DFID) who remained a major funder of research at the Centre until 2004.
The Centre’s international reputation was built initially on its contributions to technical demographic research, in particular the development of new indirect methods for estimating fertility and mortality in developing countries. Today, the Centre has a broader research agenda. The investigation of British demographic trends first became an important field of activity in 1977 when the Centre became a designated research centre of the Economic and Social Research Council. During the 1990s the Centre became increasingly active in reproductive health research and in 1998, in collaboration with other experts in the School, it launched a new MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research. Since the turn of the century it has also been home to a substantial programme of research on the demography of the global HIV and AIDS epidemic and as part of this coordinates the ALPHA Network.
Professor Brass remained the Centre’s Director until his retirement in 1988. It was subsequently headed by John Cleland, Emily Grundy, Ian Timaeus, Basia Zaba and others. Following several restructurings and changes in nomenclature within LSHTM, in 2012 the Centre became the Population Studies Group within the Department of Population Health. It is currently headed by Georges Reniers.
Image: The 1989-90 student cohort with Oona Campbell, John Cleland, Ian Timaeus and John Blacker in the top row; Allan Hill in the second row from the top; Basia Zaba in the second row from the bottom
- Contact details
Population Studies Group, Department of Population Health
Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7958 8149, E-mail: email@example.com
PSG staff maintain a diverse research portfolio that includes demographic estimation, evolutionary demography, historical demography, sexual and reproductive health research and population-based surveillance of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The latter tends to have a geographic focus on sub-Saharan Africa through the school and the PSG’s close ties with the MRC units in The Gambia and Uganda, MEIRU in Malawi, the ALPHA Network and the Dreams Evaluation.
- ALPHA Network
The ALPHA network brings together ten collaborating African research institutions, which conduct population-based HIV surveillance in eastern and southern Africa. The network regularly contributes detailed statistical estimates of HIV incidence, mortality patterns and fertility impacts to the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling and Projections, which oversees the data and methods used for producing HIV epidemic updates and projections in African countries. The ALPHA Network receives funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- DREAMS evaluation
On World AIDS Day 2014, PEPFAR launched a bold new initiative – ‘DREAMS’ – to reduce new HIV infections by 40 percent among the highest risk adolescent girls and young women in 10 high-burden countries. With an initial commitment of US$385 million, quickly supplemented with $85 million for a DREAMS Innovation Fund, DREAMS partners – PEPFAR, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Girl Effect, Johnson & Johnson, ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences – aim to promote empowerment and prevent HIV acquisition through a core package of interventions for young women, their families, communities and male partners.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded LSHTM a 4-year grant to lead a portfolio of evaluation studies designed to track the impact of DREAMS in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Led by Isolde Birdthistle and Sian Floyd, the evaluation draws on LSHTM expertise in HIV, adolescent health and evaluation across all faculties, and close research partnerships with experienced institutes in each country: the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban, South Africa, the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya; the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Siaya, Kenya; and the Centre for Sexual Health HIV and AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) in Harare, Zimbabwe.
- Evolutionary Demography
PSG is host to the Evolutionary Demography Group, the first of its kind in the UK. This interdisciplinary group applies the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology to human demographic behaviour. It combines both social and natural science to explore questions of demographic interest, such as why do people have the number of children that they do, drawing on anthropology and psychology, as well as demography and evolutionary biology. Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Sear, the group holds weekly lab meetings and monthly journal club sessions.
The Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), formerly known as Karonga Prevention Study, has over the last 30 years made major contributions to the understanding and control of mycobacterial disease, HIV and other infectious diseases. MEIRU’s main focus from 1979 until 2012 was in Karonga District, northern Malawi. In 2012 MEIRU established an additional site in Lilongwe, and started a major programme of work on cardiovascular disease and diabetes both in Karonga and Lilongwe to complement its continuing research on infectious diseases.
MEIRU is a partnership between the Malawi College of Medicine, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Malawi Ministry of Health. Since 2016 the Programme has been led by Dr. Mia Crampin (Acting Director) with Professor Moffat Nyirenda (Visiting Professor and NCD Theme Lead, (MEIRU Director 2013-2016)), Professor Judith Glynn and Dr. Charles Mwansambo, the Ministry of Health, Malawi.
- SHAPE UTT
The Strengthening Health Systems for the Application of Policy to Enable Universal Test and Treat (SHAPE UTT) Study was funded by the MRC/Wellcome and began in January 2017 - December 2020.
In 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the initiation of antiretroviral initiation regardless of immunological status for all people living with HIV (PLHIV), a policy which many African countries adopted in later in the same year. Despite the guidance the UN declaration and WHO guidance acknowledge concerns about the feasibility of universal test and treat (UTT) within overburdened, weak health systems. Even prior to such ambitious policies many African HIV programmes already experienced sub-optimal HIV testing and retention rates. The increased demands on health systems through additional patient loads could lead to drug stock-outs, drug resistance, inadequate patient preparation and poor adherence.
Despite these challenges, there has been a dearth of research to inform the preparatory processes that will be needed for successful implementation of UTT, if it is to garner much needed opportunities to strengthen health systems and reduce these risks. Important lessons can be drawn from the experience of Option B+ implementation (test and treat in pregnant and breastfeeding women), widely viewed as the precursor to UTT, and first implemented in Malawi in a bold policy move in 2011. It affords a rare opportunity to investigate how the policy implementation process has impacted on health systems, with a view to prospectively considering the readiness of health systems to absorb further expansion of the policy to the general population.
This project will address a critical evidence gap by ascertaining heath systems preparedness for delivering UTT. We will generate this evidence by comparing the experiences and health systems impacts of Option B+ policy implementation, widely viewed as the precursor to UTT, in three settings (Karonga, Malawi, Ifakara, Tanzania and uMhanyakude, South Africa).
- The Intervention Design and Evaluation Group
The Intervention Design and Evaluation Group employs inter-disciplinary approaches drawing on relevant medical, psychological, social and educational knowledge and theory to develop and evaluate novel interventions to improve health and primary health care provision. We have a major focus on interventions to improve Sexual and Reproductive health. To promote equity in health and health care, our interventions are designed with input from users, specifically involving those at greatest need in the development process to ensure that interventions are accessible and relevant to them. Under the direction of Prof Cari Free, the group holds weekly meetings.
- African Population History
We are investigating, collecting and digitising sources of demographic data to enable the study of long-term change in Africa’s populations. We have worked with historical census data and demographic surveys as well as with parish registers. Our current focus is on digitising, linking and analysing data from some of the oldest Catholic parishes in East and Southern Africa. We take an interdisciplinary approach to analysing these data – combining quantitative demographic research with qualitative archival research to reconstruct how family, fertility and faith interacted and changed over the twentieth century in this region. We aim to encourage and support a network of researchers working on historical demographic data in Africa.
- Demographic estimation in populations with deficient CRVS
The vast majority of the world’s population live in areas that are not covered by well-functioning Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). Without CRVS, estimating key demographic and sustainable development indicators is challenging and published estimates often rely on strong assumptions.
PSG is home to a number of projects that are pioneering new solutions to such estimation problems. These include the expansion of the sibling survival method for cause-specific adult mortality estimation (a collaboration with Stéphane Helleringer at John Hopkins University); the refinement of indirect estimation techniques for under-five mortality estimation (a collaboration with Michel Guillot at the University of Pennsylvania and INED, the French Institute for Demographic Research); the refinement of verbal autopsy tools for estimating causes of death (a collaboration with Samuel Clark at Ohio State University); the development of improved methods to measure parity progression and the duration of birth intervals using census and survey data (a collaboration with Tom Moultrie at the University of Cape Town); and the application of record linkage techniques for augmenting research data with administrative and medical data sources.
- MSc in Demography and Health
“It’s the demography, stupid!” Many of our societies continue to face a diverse set of demographic challenges (and opportunities), including rapid population ageing, extremely low as well as very high fertility, and sizable population migration. These and other demographic trends have important repercussions in all possible domains of life; from voting behaviour to living arrangements, labour markets and economic growth, tax revenues and pension systems, carbon emissions, and the demand for education, health and social services. Demography, in other words, may well be the single most defining factor of the world that we live in.
The MSc in Demography and Health equips students with the theories and skills to understand and quantify macro-level population dynamics and their downstream implications for health and health policies. Students are further trained in the analysis of micro-level processes that govern population change, including fertility and reproductive behaviour, the exposure to health risks, and population mobility. Analysis tools and techniques are applied to high-income settings where high-quality data are usually abundant to resource constrained settings that are covered by partial or deficient information systems.
The Demography and Health teaching programme gives students ample opportunity to select from a wide range of modules in statistics, epidemiology public health, and the social sciences, and thus tailor their curriculum to either focus on the technical aspects of data analytics and demographic estimation, or, take a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of population and health.
The MSc in Demography and Health is recognized by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) and a number of scholarships from these bodies are available each year.
Visit the MSc in Demography and Health course page for more information.
Read interviews with former Demography and Health students Rebecca Musgrove and Ellen Flint: they talk about why they chose this MSc and how it helped them achieve their career goals, and provide useful insight and tips for future applicants!
Find out more about fees and funding.
- MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research
The MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. It provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections.
This Master's programme is recognized by the ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of ESRC scholarships are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information.
The curriculum has a focus on middle- and low-income settings but also provides excellent training in the principles and methods of research for high-income countries.
Visit the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research course page for more information.
Find out more about fees and funding.
- Doctoral studies
Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD are advised to contact a potential supervisor to discuss their proposal and possible sources of funding.
Among others, there are each year a number of ESRC-funded PhD scholarships available in population studies. These scholarships are offered in both Demography and Reproductive and Sexual Health training routes. Scholarships may be taken up either as a stand-alone PhD (a +3 award); or as a programme which includes first taking additional taught courses before starting the PhD (also referred to as the 1+3 route). Please see the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership website for further information on all the different routes available. As part of their training, students may spend a year at the European Doctoral School of Demography.
The next deadline for preliminary applications is 11 January 2021. Students are to contact potential supervisors well ahead of this deadline.
Please consult the Research Degrees funding page for other scholarship opportunities.
We have a LinkedIn group to allow Demography and Health and Reproductive and Sexual Health Research students to stay in touch, all alumni and current students are welcome. Please request to join at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8366112/
Alumni and current students are also encouraged to join the "popportunities" mailing list, which circulates announcements of fellowships, further training, and job opportunities. Please see information at: https://lists.lshtm.ac.uk/sympa/info/popportunities
You can also find interviews with and blurbs written by a few of our previous students on our MSc Demography & Health webpage and our MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research webpage. For some student testimonials see those by:
- MSc Demography & Health student Ellen Flint
- MSc Demography & Health student Rebecca Musgrove
- MSc Demography & Health student Mollie Shomali
- MSc Demography & Health student Nalin Dhillon
Additionally, some of our previous MSc and PhD students have contributed to the LSHTM Alumni blog, writing about their experiences at the School as well as the relevance of demography to their careers and to the world in general. Alumni blogs include those by:
- MSc Medical Demography student, now public health consultant and author, Elizabeth Pisani
- Emma Radovich, MSc Demography & Health student, who writes about the importance of demographic and health surveys for women by
- Dr Nashid Kamal who completed her PhD in Demography at LSHTM
- Alumni profile for Dr Isabella Danel, who studied and worked in maternal health research at LSHTM, interviewed by MSc RSHR student Lydia Di Stefano
Our graduates typically embark on careers in academia or research-oriented positions in government, the non-profit or private sector. Below, you will find a selection of alumni with a hyperlink to their LinkedIn profiles that will give you an indication of their background and career trajectories.
MSc Demography and Health
1995-1996: Julia Bunting 2001-2002: Monica J Grant 2013-2014: Karoline Tufte Lien 2014-2015: Alexandra McIntyre 2016-2017: Mosa Moshabela 2017-2018: Christina Williams
MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research
Research Degree Students
Dr Momodou Jasseh Dr Lenka Benova
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- Self-Study Resources
We have recently developed the two open access resources for (aspiring) demographers and population scientists. This work was commissioned by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) with funding from UNFPA.
Tools for Demographic Estimation: an updated compendium of tools for demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data. The material here follows in a direct line of descent from Manual X and subsequent works (for example, the 2002 UN Manual of Adult Mortality Estimation). The principal aspect of this website is a series of (mostly) static webpages describing and documenting the tools and methods of demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data. The material is organised thematically first, and then by the kinds of data that may be available. Where appropriate, downloadable spreadsheets are provided that allow users to apply the methods to their own data. Authors: Moultrie, T. A., Dorrington, R. E., Hill A. G., Hill, K., Timæus, I. M. and Zaba B. (eds). Produced for the IUSSP with funding from UNFPA.
Provenance of "after the fact" harmonised community-based demographic and HIV surveillance data from ALPHA cohorts. Kanjala, C; (2020) PhD thesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17037/PUBS.04655994
Changing family structures and self-rated health of India's older population (1995-96 to 2014). Lieber, Judith; Clarke, Lynda; Timæus, Ian M; Mallinson, Poppy Alice Carson; Kinra, Sanjay; (2020) SSM - Population Health, 11. 100572-. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100572
Forecasting the prevalence of overweight and obesity in India to 2040. Luhar, Shammi; Timæus, Ian M; Jones, Rebecca; Cunningham, Solveig; Patel, Shivani A; Kinra, Sanjay; Clarke, Lynda; Houben, Rein; (2020) PloS one, 15 (2). e0229438-. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229438
Evidence-based intrapartum practice and its associated factors at a tertiary teaching hospital in the Philippines, a descriptive mixed-methods study. Masuda, Chisato; Ferolin, Shirley Kristine; Masuda, Ken; Smith, Chris; Matsui, Mitsuaki; (2020) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20 (1). 78-. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-2778-5
Linking health facility data from young adults aged 18-24 years to longitudinal demographic data: Experience from The Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Nyundo, Christopher; Doyle, Aoife M; Walumbe, David; Otiende, Mark; Kinuthia, Michael; Amadi, David; Jibendi, Boniface; Mochamah, George; Kihuha, Norbert; Williams, Thomas N; Ross, David A; Bauni, Evasius; (2020) Wellcome open research, 2. 51-. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.11302.2
Pathways to Low Fertility: 50 Years of Limitation, Curtailment, and Postponement of Childbearing. Timæus, Ian M; Moultrie, Tom A; (2020) Demography, 57 (1). pp. 267-296. ISSN 0070-3370 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00848-5
Investigating associations between rural-to-urban migration and cardiometabolic disease in Malawi: a population-level study. Chilunga, Felix P; Musicha, Crispin; Tafatatha, Terence; Geis, Steffen; Nyirenda, Moffat J; Crampin, Amelia C; Price, Alison J; (2019) International journal of epidemiology. ISSN 0300-5771 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz198
Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh. Reiss, Kate; Keenan, Katherine; Church, Kathryn; Dijkerman, Sally; Mitu, Shahida Akter; Nuremowla, Sadid; Ngo, Thoai D; (2019) International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 45. pp. 45-54. ISSN 1944-0391 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1363/45e7819
Preparedness of health facilities in managing hypertension & diabetes mellitus in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: a cross sectional study. Adinan, Juma; Manongi, Rachel; Temu, Gloria August; Kapologwe, Ntuli; Marandu, Annette; Wajanga, Bahati; Dika, Haruna; Maongezi, Sarah; Laizer, Sweetness; Manyuti, Ridhiwani; +3 more... Nassir, Rehema Abdillahi; Renju, Jenny; Todd, Jim; (2019) BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 19 (1). ISSN 1472-6963 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4316-6
Recent levels and trends in HIV incidence rates among adolescent girls and young women in high-prevalence countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Birdthistle, Isolde; Tanton, Clare; Tomita, Andrew; de Graaf, Kristen; Schaffnit, Susan; Tanser, Frank; Slaymaker, Emma; (2019) The Lancet Global Health. ISSN 2214-109X https://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4653983 (In Press) Item availability may be restricted.
HIV-seroconversion among HIV-1 serodiscordant married couples in Tanzania: a cohort study. Colombe, Soledad; Beard, James; Mtenga, Baltazar; Lutonja, Peter; Mngara, Julius; de Dood, Claudia J; van Dam, Govert J; Corstjens, Paul LAM; Kalluvya, Samuel; Urassa, Mark; +2 more... Todd, Jim; Downs, Jennifer A; (2019) BMC infectious diseases, 19 (1). p. 518. ISSN 1471-2334 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4151-8
Cascade of care for HIV-seroconverters in rural Tanzania: a longitudinal study. Colombe, Soledad; Machemba, Richard; Mtenga, Baltazar; Lutonja, Peter; Safari, Wende; Beard, James; Downs, Jennifer A; Urassa, Mark; Todd, Jim; Changalucha, John; (2019) AIDS Care. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0954-0121 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1640842 Item availability may be restricted.
Does facility birth reduce maternal and perinatal mortality in Brong Ahafo, Ghana? A secondary analysis using data on 119 244 pregnancies from two cluster-randomised controlled trials. Gabrysch, Sabine; Nesbitt, Robin C; Schoeps, Anja; Hurt, Lisa; Soremekun, Seyi; Edmond, Karen; Manu, Alexander; Lohela, Terhi J; Danso, Samuel; Tomlin, Keith; +2 more... Kirkwood, Betty; Campbell, Oona MR; (2019) The Lancet Global Health, 7 (8). e1074-e1087. ISSN 2214-109X DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(19)30165-2
Increasing Proportion of HIV-Infected Pregnant Zambian Women Attending Antenatal Care Are Already on Antiretroviral Therapy (2010–2015). Gumede-Moyo, Sehlulekile; Todd, Jim; Schaap, Ab; Mee, Paul; Filteau, Suzanne; (2019) Frontiers in Public Health, 7 (JUN). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00155
Sharing the Load: How Do Coresident Children Influence the Allocation of Work and Schooling in Northwestern Tanzania? Hedges, Sophie; Lawson, David W; Todd, Jim; Urassa, Mark; Sear, Rebecca; (2019) Demography. ISSN 0070-3370 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00818-x Item availability may be restricted.
Earning their keep? Fostering, children's education, and work in north-western Tanzania. Hedges, Sophie; Sear, Rebecca; Todd, Jim; Urassa, Mark; Lawson, David W; (2019) Demographic Research, 41. pp. 263-292. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4054/demres.2019.41.10
Effect of antiretroviral therapy on fertility rate among women living with HIV in Tabora, Tanzania: An historical cohort study. Mbita, Gaspar; Renju, Jenny; Lija, Gissenge; Conserve, Donaldson F; Todd, Jim; (2019) PloS one, 14 (9). e0222173. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222173
Testing adaptive hypotheses of alloparenting in Agta foragers. Page, Abigail E; Thomas, Matthew G; Smith, Daniel; Dyble, Mark; Viguier, Sylvain; Chaudhary, Nikhil; Salali, Gul Deniz; Thompson, James; Mace, Ruth; Migliano, Andrea B; (2019) Nature Human Behaviour. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0679-2 Item availability may be restricted.
Under-five mortality in The Gambia: Comparison of the results of the first demographic and health survey with those from existing inquiries. Rerimoi, Anne J; Jasseh, Momodou; Agbla, Schadrac C; Reniers, Georges; Roca, Anna; Timæus, Ian M; (2019) PLoS One, 14 (7). e0219919-. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219919
Improving communication about HIV prevention among people living with HIV and their at-risk social network members in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Siril, Hellen; Kaale, Anna; Minja, Anna; Kilewo, Japheth; Mugusi, Ferdinand; Sunguya, Bruno; Todd, Jim; Kaaya, Sylvia; Smith Fawzi, Mary C; (2019) Cogent Medicine, 6 (1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205x.2019.1600230
In-depth proteomic characterization of Schistosoma haematobium: towards the development of new tools for elimination. Sotillo, Javier; Pearson, Mark S; Becker, Luke; Mekonnen, Gebeyaw G; Amoah, Abena S; van Dam, Govert; Corstjens, Paul LAM; Murray, Janice; Mduluza, Takafira; Mutapi, Francisca; +1 more... Loukas, Alex; (2019) PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13 (5). ISSN 1935-2727 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007362
Planning a family in Nairobi’s informal settlements: results of a qualitative study. Towriss, Catriona A; Beguy, Donatien; Wringe, Alison; Hussein, Barwako Hassan; Timæus, Ian M; (2019) Journal of Biosocial Science. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0021-9320 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/s0021932019000452 Item availability may be restricted.
Women’s economic status and sexual negotiation: re-evaluation of the ‘normative precedent’ in Tanzania. Vyas, Seema; (2019) Culture, Health & Sexuality. ISSN 1369-1058 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1652933 Item availability may be restricted.
Are mothers less likely to breastfeed in harsh environments? Physical environmental quality and breastfeeding in the Born in Bradford Study. Brown, Laura; Sear, Rebecca; (2019) Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN 1740-8695 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12851 Item availability may be restricted.
Mobile Messaging Support Versus Usual Care for People With Type 2 Diabetes on Glycemic Control: Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Farmer, Andrew; Bobrow, Kirsty; Leon, Natalie; Williams, Nicola; Phiri, Enita; Namadingo, Hazel; Cooper, Sara; Prince, John; Crampin, Amelia; Besada, Donela; +9 more... (2019) JMIR research protocols, 8 (6). e12377. ISSN 1929-0748 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/12377
Prevalence of impaired renal function among rural and urban populations: findings of a cross-sectional study in Malawi. Nakanga, Wisdom; Prynn, Josephine; Banda, Louis; Kalyesubula, Robert; Tomlinson, Laurie; Nyirenda, Moffat; Crampin, Amelia; (2019) Wellcome Open Research, 4 (92). DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15255.1
Comparing reporting of abortions in three nationally representative surveys: methodological and contextual influences. Scott, Rachel H; Bajos, Nathalie; Wellings, Kaye; Slaymaker, Emma; (2019) BMJ sexual & reproductive health. ISSN 2515-1991 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200321 Item availability may be restricted.
Characteristics and contraceptive outcomes of women seeking medical or surgical abortion in reproductive health clinics in Cambodia. Smith, Chris; Scott, Rachel H; Free, Caroline; Edwards, Tansy; (2019) Contraception and Reproductive Medicine, 4 (5). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40834-019-0086-0
Altered social trajectories and risks of violence among young Syrian women seeking refuge in Turkey: a qualitative study. Wringe, Alison; Yankah, Ekua; Parks, Tania; Mohamed, Omar; Saleh, Mohamad; Speed, Olivia; Hémono, Rebecca; Relyea, Bridget; Ibrahim, Mahad; Sandhu, Jaspal S; Scott, Jennifer; (2019) BMC Women's Health, 19 (1). p. 9. ISSN 1472-6874 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0710-9
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A randomized controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone text message to increase the acceptability of effective contraception among young women in Palestine. McCarthy, Ona L; Zghayyer, Hanadi; Stavridis, Amina; Adada, Samia; Ahamed, Irrfan; Leurent, Baptiste; Edwards, Phil; Palmer, Melissa; Free, Caroline; (2019) Trials, 20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3297-4
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Prevalence,awareness and factors associated with hypertension in North West Tanzania. Mosha, NR; Mahande, M; Juma, A; Mboya, I; Peck, R; Urassa, M; Michael, D; Todd, J; (2017). Global health action, 10 (1). p. 1321279. ISSN 1654-9716 DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1321279
Sustained 10-year gain in adult life expectancy following antiretroviral therapy roll-out in rural Malawi: July 2005 to June 2014. Price, AJ; Glynn, J; Chihana, M; Kayuni, N; Floyd, S; Slaymaker, E; Reniers, G; Zaba, B; McLean, E; Kalobekamo, F; Koole, O; Nyirenda, M; Crampin, AC; (2017). International journal of epidemiology, 46 (2). pp. 479-491. ISSN 0300-5771 DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyw208
Delaying first birth: an analysis of household survey data from rural Southern Tanzania. Sedekia, Y; Nathan, R; Church, K; Temu, S; Hanson, C; Schellenberg, J; Marchant, T; (2017). BMC Public Health, 17 (1). p. 134. ISSN 1471-2458 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4069-2
Impact of Integrated Services on HIV Testing: A Nonrandomized Trial among Kenyan Family Planning Clients. Church, K; Warren, CE; Birdthistle, I; Ploubidis, GB; Tomlin, K; Zhou, W; Kimani, J; Abuya, T; Ndwiga, C; Sweeney, S; Mayhew, SH; Integra Initiative. Stud Fam Plann. (2017), ISSN 1728-4465 DOI: 10.1111/sifp.12022
Marital violence and sexually transmitted infections among women in post-revolution Egypt. Vyas, Seema. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2017), doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.06.002
Women’s views and experiences of a mobile phone-based intervention to support post-abortion contraception in Cambodia. Smith C, Ly S, Uk V, Warnock R and Free C; Reproductive Health 201714:72
Process evaluation of a mobile phone-based intervention to support post-abortion contraception in Cambodia. Smith C, Ly S, Uk V, Warnock R, Edwards P, Free C; Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017; 2:16
Increasing contraception use with mobile phone-based interventions. Smith C. PhD (research paper style) thesis (2017), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The promotion of intra-uterine contraception in low- and middle-income countries: a narrative review. Cleland, J.; Ali, M.; Benova, L.; Daniele, M.; Contraception, 2017
A qualitative study of the determinants of HIV guidelines implementation in two south-eastern districts of Tanzania. Mwangome, M.N.; Geubbels, E.; Wringe, A.; Todd, J.; Klatser, P.; Dieleman, M.; Health Policy Plan, 2017
CLINICAL outcomes and loss to follow-up among people living with HIV participating in the NAMWEZA intervention in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. Siril, H.N.; Kaaya, S.F.; Smith Fawzi, M.K.; Mtisi, E.; Somba, M.; Kilewo, J.; Mugusi, F.; Minja, A.; Kaale, A.; TODD, J.; AIDS Res Ther, 2017; 14(1):18
HIV policy implementation in two health and demographic surveillance sites in Uganda: findings from a national policy review, health facility surveys and key informant interviews. McRobie E, Wringe A, Nakiyingi-Miiro J, Kiweewa F, Lutalo T, Nakigozi G, Todd J, Eaton JW, Zaba B, and Church K. Implementation Science 2017; 12:47.
The effects of HIV on fertility by infection duration: evidence from African population cohorts before antiretroviral treatment availability. Marston M., Nakiyingi-Miiro J., Kusemererwa S, Urassa M., Michael D., Nyamukapa C., Gregson S., Zaba B., Eaton J.W.; ALPHA network. AIDS 2017 Apr;31 Suppl 1:S69-S76.
Identifying gaps in HIV service delivery across the diagnosis-to-treatment cascade: Findings from health facility surveys in six sub-Saharan countries. Church K., Machiyama K., Todd J., Njamwea B., Mwangome M., Hosegood V., Michel J., Oti S., Nyamukapa C., Crampin A., Amek N., Nakigozi G., Michael D., Xavier Gómez-Olivé F., Nakiyingi-Miiro J., Zaba B., Wringe A. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017, 20:21188.
The HIV care cascade among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: results of a population-based survey from the Sisters Antiretroviral therapy Programme for Prevention of HIV, an Integrated Response (SAPPH-IRe) Trial. Cowan, F.M.; Davey, C.B.; Fearon, E.; Mushati, P.; Dirawo, J.; Cambiano, V.; Napierala Mavedzenge, S.; Hanisch, D.; Wong-Gruenwald, R.; Chemhuru, M.; Masuka, N.; Hatzold, K.; Mugurungi, O.; Busza, J.; Philips, A.N.; Hargreaves, J.R. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2017; 74(4):375-382
Sociology as a Population Science. Cleland, J. ; Popul Stud (Camb), 2017; 71(1):133-134
Maternal systemic or cord blood inflammation is associated with birth anthropometry in a Tanzanian prospective cohort. Wilkinson, A.L.; Pedersen, S.H.; Urassa, M.; Michael, D.; Andreasen, A.; Todd, J.; Kinung’hi, S.M.; Changalucha, J.; McDermid, J.M.; Trop Med Int Health, 2017; 22(1):52-62
Is “Sexual Competence” at First Heterosexual Intercourse Associated With Subsequent Sexual Health Status? Palmer M.J.; Clarke, L.; Ploubidis, G.B.; Mercer, C.H.; Gibson, L.J.; Johnson, A.M.; Copas, A.J.; Wellings, K.; J Sex Res, 2017; 54(1):91-104
Dysglycemia associations with adipose tissue among HIV-infected patients after 2 years of antiretroviral therapy in Mwanza: a follow-up cross-sectional study. PrayGod, G. ; Changalucha, J. ; Kapiga, S. ; Peck, R. ; Todd, J. ; Filteau, S. ; BMC Infect Dis, 2017; 17(1):103
“Child! Now you are”: Identity Registration, Labor, and the Definition of Childhood in Colonial Tanganyika, 1910–1950. Walters, S. The journal of the history of childhood and youth, 2016.9(1):66
Safetxt: a pilot randomised controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone to increase safer sex behaviours in young people. McCarthy, O.L.; French, R.S.; Baraitser, P.; Roberts, I.; Rathod, S.D.; Devries, K.; Bailey, J.V.; Edwards, P.; Wellings, K.; Michie, S.; Free, C.; BMJ Open, 2016; 6(12):e013045
Overlapping HIV and sex-work stigma among female sex workers recruited to 14 respondent-driven sampling surveys across Zimbabwe, 2013. Hargreaves, J.R.; Busza, J.; Mushati, P.; Fearon, E.; Cowan, F.M.; AIDS Care, 2016; :1-11
Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies. McCormick, T.H.; Li, Z.R.; Calvert, C.; Crampin, A.C.; Kahn, K.; Clark, S.J.; J Am Stat Assoc, 2016; 111(515):1036-1049
Trends in the burden of HIV mortality after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: an observational community cohort study. Reniers, G.; Blom, S.; Calvert, C.; Martin-Onraet, A.; Herbst, A.J.; Eaton, J.W.; Bor, J.; Slaymaker, E.; Li, Z.R.; Clark, S.J.; Bärnighausen, T.; Zaba, B.; Hosegood, V.; Lancet HIV, 2016
The HIV care cascade among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: results of a population-based survey from the Sisters Antiretroviral therapy Programme for Prevention of HIV, an Integrated Response (SAPPH-IRe) Trial. Cowan, F.M.; Davey, C.; Fearon, E.; Mushati, P.; Dirawo, J.; Cambiano, V.; Mavedzenge, S.N.; Hanisch, D.; Wong-Gruenwald, R.; Chemhuru, M.; Masuka, N.; Hatzold, K.; Mugurungi, O.; Busza, J.; Phillips, A.; Hargreaves, J.R.; J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2016
A New Niche? The Theory of Grandfather Involvement. Coall, D.A.; Hilbrand, S.; Sear, R.; Hertwig, R. in ‘Grandfathers: Global Perspectives’ Buchanan, Ann; Rotkirch, Anna (2016) Palgrave Macmillan UK (London) :21-44
Father absence but not fosterage predicts food insecurity, relative poverty, and poor child health in northern Tanzania. Lawson, D.W.; Schaffnit, S.B.; Hassan, A.; Ngadaya, E.; Ngowi, B.; Mfinanga, S.G.; James, S.; Borgerhoff Mulder, M.; Am J Hum Biol, 2016;
Variability of respiratory rate measurements in children suspected with non-severe pneumonia in north-east Tanzania. Muro, F.; Mosha, N.; Hildenwall, H.; Mtei, F.; Harrison, N.; Schellenberg, D.; Olomi, R.; Reyburn, H.; Todd, J. Trop Med Int Health, 2016;
The Reproductive Ecology of Industrial Societies, Part I : Why Measuring Fertility Matters. Stulp, G.; Sear, R.; Barrett, L. Hum Nat, 2016
The Reproductive Ecology of Industrial Societies, Part II : The Association between Wealth and Fertility. Stulp, G.; Sear, R.; Schaffnit, S.B.; Mills, M.C.; Barrett, L.; Hum Nat, 2016
Maternal systemic or cord blood inflammation is associated with birth anthropometry in a Tanzanian prospective cohort. Wilkinson, A.L.; Pedersen, S.H.; Urassa, M.; Michael, D.; ANDREASEN, A.; TODD, J.; Kinung’hi, S.M.; Changalucha, J.; Mcdermid, J.M.; Trop Med Int Health, 2016
Addendum to: Can Internet-Based Sexual Health Services Increase Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)? Protocol for a Randomized Evaluation of an Internet-Based STI Testing and Results Service. Wilson, E.; Free, C.; Morris, T.P.; Syred, J.; Baraitser, P.; Jmir Res Protoc, 2016; 5(3):E141
Alcohol-related diagnoses and all-cause hospitalization among HIV-Infected and uninfected patients: a longitudinal analysis of United States Veterans from 1997 to 2011. Rentsch, C.; Tate, J.P.; Akgün, K.M.; Crystal, S.; Wang, K.H.; Ryan Greysen, S.; Wang, E.A.; Bryant, K.J.; Fiellin, D.A.; Justice, A.C.; Rimland, D.; Aids Behav, 2016; 20(3):555-64
Reliability of reporting of HIV status and antiretroviral therapy usage during verbal autopsies: a large prospective study in rural Malawi. Mclean, E.M.; Chihana, M.; Mzembe, T.; Koole, O.; Kachiwanda, L.; Glynn, J.R.; Zaba, B.; Nyirenda, M.; Crampin, A.C.; Glob Health Action, 2016; 9:31084
Obligation to family during times of transition: care, support and the response to HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa. Knight, L.; Hosegood, V.; Timæus, I.M.; AIDS Care, 2016; :1-12
Response to Letters to the Editor from Irit Sinai “Standard Days Method Effectiveness: opinion disguised as scientific review” and Kelsey Wright, Karen Hardee, and John Townsend “The pitfalls of using selective data to represent the effectiveness, relevance and utility of the Standard Days Method of contraception”. Marston, C.; Church, K.; Contraception, 2016
Interventions to strengthen the HIV prevention cascade: a systematic review of reviews. Krishnaratne, S.; Hensen, B.; Cordes, J.; Enstone, J.; Hargreaves, J.R.; Lancet HIV, 2016; 3(7):e307-17
Impact of ART on the Fertility of HIV-Positive Women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yeatman, S.; Eaton, J.W.; Beckles, Z.; Benton, L.; Gregson, S.; Zaba, B.; Trop Med Int Health, 2016;
Underage and underserved: reaching young women who sell sex in Zimbabwe. Busza, J.; Mtetwa, S.; Mapfumo, R.; Hanisch, D.; Wong-Gruenwald, R.; Cowan, F.; AIDS Care, 2016; 28 Suppl 2:14-20
Area-level mortality and morbidity predict ‘abortion proportion’ in England and Wales. Virgo, S.; Sear, R. Evolution and Human Behavior, 2016;
Unintended Childbearing and Child Growth in Northern Malawi. Baschieri, A.; Machiyama, K.; Floyd, S.; Dube, A.; Molesworth, A.; Chihana, M.; Glynn, J.R.; Crampin, A.C.; French, N.; Cleland, J.; Matern Child Health J, 2016;
Evaluation of a demand-creation intervention for couples’ HIV testing services among married or cohabiting individuals in Rakai, Uganda: a cluster-randomized intervention trial. Matovu, J.K.; Todd, J.; Wanyenze, R.K.; Kairania, R.; Serwadda, D.; Wabwire-Mangen, F.; BMC Infect Dis, 2016; 16(1):379
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and calculated frax risk scores may underestimate osteoporotic fracture risk in vitamin d-deficient veterans with hiv infection. Stephens, K.I.; Rubinsztain, L.; Payan, J.; Rentsch, C.; Rimland, D.; Tangpricha, V.; Endocr Pract, 2016; 22(4):440-6
Baseline, Time-updated, and Cumulative HIV Care Metrics for Predicting Acute Myocardial Infarction and All-Cause Mortality. Salinas, J.L.; Rentsch, C.; Marconi, V.C.; Tate, J.; Budoff, M.; Butt, A.A.; Freiberg, M.S.; Gibert, C.L.; Goetz, M.B.; Leaf, D.; Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C.; Justice, A.C.; Rimland, D.; Clin Infect Dis, 2016;
Maternal obesity and caesarean delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cresswell, J. A.; Campbell, O. M.; Silva, M. J.; Slaymaker, E.; Filippi, V.; Trop Med Int Health, 2016;
What would happen if UK residents stopped having babies? Timaeus, I.M Significance, 2016; 13(2):12
Does grandparental help mediate the relationship between kin presence and fertility? Snopkowski, K.; Sear, R. Demographic Research, 2016; 34:467-498
Do grandparents compete with or support their grandchildren? In Guatemala, paternal grandmothers may compete, and maternal grandmothers may cooperate. Sheppard, P.; Sear, R. R Soc Open Sci, 2016; 3(4):160069
The feasibility and acceptability of screening for hypertension in private drug retail outlets: a pilot study in Mwanza region, Tanzania. Michael, D.; Kezakubi, D.; Juma, A.; Todd, J. ; Reyburn, H. ; Renju, J.; Int Health, 2016;
Postpartum uptake of contraception in rural northern Malawi: a prospective study. Dasgupta, A.N.; Zaba, B.; Crampin, A.C.; Contraception, 2016;
Beyond the nuclear family: an evolutionary perspective on parenting. Sear, R. Current Opinion in Psychology, 2016; 7:98-103
Reply to Rieger and Wagner: Context matters when studying purportedly harmful cultural practices. Lawson, D.W.; James, S.; Ngadaya, E.; Ngowi, B.; Mfinanga, S.G.; Borgerhoff Mulder, ; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2016;
Does grandparental help mediate the relationship between kin presence and fertility? Snopkowski, K.; Sear, R. Demographic Research, 2016; 34(17):467-498
Data Resource Profile: Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-Based HIV/AIDS Data on Africa (Alpha Network). Reniers, G.; Wamukoya, M.; Urassa, M.; Nyaguara, A.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Lutalo, T.; Hosegood, V.; Gregson, S.; Gómez-Olivé, X.; Geubbels, E.; Crampin, A.C.; Wringe, A.; Waswa, L.; Tollman, S.; Todd, J.; Slaymaker, E.; Serwadda, D.; Price, A.; Oti, S.; Nyirenda, M.J.; Nabukalu, D.; Nyamukapa, C.; Nalugoda, F.; Mugurungi, O.; Mtenga, B.; Mills, L.; Michael, D.; Mclean, E.; Mcgrath, N.; Martin, E.; Marston, M.; Maquins, S.; Levira, F.; Kyobutungi, C.; Kwaro, D.; Kasamba, I.; Kanjala, C.; Kahn, K.; Kabudula, C.; Herbst, K.; Gareta, D.; Eaton, J.W.; Clark, S.J. ; Church, K.; Chihana, M.; Calvert, C.; Beguy, D.; Asiki, G.; Amri, S.; Abdul, R.; Zaba, B.; Int J Epidemiol, 2016;
Sending Children to School: rural livelihoods and parental investment in education in Northern Tanzania. Hedges, S.; Mulder, M.B.; James, S.; Lawson, D.W. Evolution and Human Behavior, 2016; 37(2):142-151
Does the evidence support global promotion of the calendar-based Standard Days Method® of contraception? Marston, C.A.; Church, K.; Contraception, 2016;
Wealth, fertility and adaptive behaviour in industrial populations. Stulp, G.; Barrett, L.; Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2016; 371(1692)
What do men want? Re-examining whether men benefit from higher fertility than is optimal for women. Moya, C.; Snopkowski, K.; Sear, R.; Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2016; 371(1692)
The offspring quantity-quality trade-off and human fertility variation. Lawson, D.W.; Borgerhoff Mulder, M.; Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2016; 371(1692)
Understanding variation in human fertility: what can we learn from evolutionary demography? Sear, R.; Lawson, D.W.; Kaplan, H.; Shenk, M.K.; Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2016; 371(1692)
Measuring the Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy Roll-Out on Population Level Fertility in Three African Countries. Marston, M.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Hosegood, V.; Lutalo, T.; Mtenga, B.; Zaba, B.; PLoS One, 2016; 11(3):e0151877
HIV policy and implementation: a national policy review and an implementation case study of a rural area of northern Malawi. Dasgupta, A.N.; Wringe, A.; Crampin, A.C.; Chisambo, C.; Koole, O.; Makombe, S.; Sungani, C.; Todd, J.; Church, K.; AIDS Care, 2016; :1-13
Short-term and long-term cardiovascular risk, metabolic syndrome and HIV in Tanzania. Kingery, J.R.; Alfred, Y.; Smart, L.R.; Nash, E.; Todd, J.; Naguib, M.R.; Downs, J.A.; Kalluvya, S.; Kataraihya, J.B.; Peck, R.N. Heart, 2016;
Why Demography Needs Psychologists. Pepper, G.; McAllister, L.; Sear, R. Psychologist, 2016; 29(1):26-29
Uptake of Services For Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV in a Community Cohort in Rural Tanzania from 2005 To 2012. Gourlay, A.; Wringe, A.; Todd, J.; Cawley, C.; Michael, D.; Machemba, R.; Clark, B.; Masesa, C.; Marston, M.; Urassa, M.; Zaba, B. BMC Health Services Research, 2016; 16:9
Does the Evidence Support Global Promotion of the Abstinence-Based Standard Days method® of Contraception? Marston, C.A.; Church, K. Contraception, 2016;
Innovation in Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Service-Delivery: the Integra Indexes of HIV and Reproductive Health Integration. Mayhew, S.H.; Ploubidis, G.B.; Sloggett, A.; Church, K.; Obure, C.D.; Birdthistle, I.; Sweeney, S.; Warren, C.E.; Watts, C.; Vassall, A. PLoS One, 2016; 11(1):e0146694
Adult Life expectancy trends in the era of antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda (1991-2012). Asiki, G.; Reniers, G.; Newton, R.; Baisley, K.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Slaymaker, E.; Kasamba, I.; Seeley, J.; Todd, J.; Kaleebu, P.; Kamali, A. AIDS, 2016; 30(3):487-93
- Centre for Population Studies - Working Papers Archive
In this archive you will find a number of older working papers from the Centre for Population Studies (CPS) between the years 1979 and 2000. Some, but not all of these were subsequently published. Enjoy reading.
Paper Author Title 00-1 Lockwood, M. Institutional and Cultural Determinants of Demand for Reproductive Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa: A review and implications for research 99-1 Brass, W., Blacker, J. The Estimation of Infant Mortality from Proportions Dying among Recent Births 97-2 Collumbien, M., Timæus, I. M., Acharya, L. The Onset of Fertility Decline in Nepal: A Reinterpretation 97-1 Clarke, L., Joshi, H., Di Salvo, P., Wright, J. Stability and Instability in Children's Family Lives: Longitudinal Evidence from Two British Sources 96-1 Muhwava, W., Timæus, I. M. Fertility Decline in Zimbabwe 94-3 Zaba, B., David, P.H. The Concentration of Childhood Mortality Risk in Populations 94-2 Zaba, B. The Demographic Impact of AIDS: Some stable population simulation results 94-1 Sloggett, A ., Joshi, H., Clarke, L. Women's Smoking and Mortality in Britain: Linking Smoking Patterns, Socio-economic Factors and Mortality 93-1 Macran, S. Role Enhancement or Role Overload? A review of research on the health consequences of women's domestic and paid work. 91-2 Mercer, A. Support from a Spouse and Survival Differentials among Parents by Family Circumstances and Employment 91-1 Fauveau. V., Wojtyniak, B. , Chowdhury, H.R., Sarder, A.M. Assessment of Cause of Death in the Matlab Demographic Surveillance System 90-3 Simons, J. The Measurement of Subjective Rationales for Health-Related Behaviour 90-2 Paget, W. J., Timæus, I. A Relational Gompertz Model of Male Fertility 90-1 Timæus, I. Advances in the Measurement of Adult Mortality from Data on Orphanhood. 89-4 Clarke, L. Children's Changing Circumstances: Recent trends and future prospects. 89-3 Clarke, L., Eldridge, S. The Structure and Characteristics of Families: A review of the circumstances of children in the 1980s. 89-2 Aoun, S. An Assessment of the Paired Comparison Procedure for Measuring Early Changes in Fertility in Syria, Tunisia and Yemen Arab Republic 89-1 Zaba, B. Relational Models: their uses in demography. 88-4 Timæus, I., Graham, W. Measuring Adult Mortality in Developing Countries: A Review and Assessment of Methods 88-3 Wright, R.E., Hinde, P.R.A. The Dynamics of Female Labour Force Participation in Great Britain 88-2 Aoun, S., Airey, P. Illustrative Application of the Use of Projected Parity Progression Ratios for the Analysis of Fertility 88-1 Graham, W., Brass, W., Snow, R. Indirect Estimates of Maternal Mortality: The Sisterhood Method 87-2 Aquirre, A., Hill, A.G. Childhood Mortality Estimates Using The Preceding Birth Technique: Some applications and extensions 87-1 Hill, A.G., Kaufmann, G. A Review of Materials and Methods for the Study of Infant and Child Mortality in Africa 86-3 Newell, M-L., Joshi, H. The Next Job after the First Baby: Occupational transition among women born in 1946 86-2 Timæus, I., Graham, W. Labour Circulation, Marriage and Fertility in Southern Africa 86-1 Newell, C. Spatial Variations in Fertility and Nuptiality in Britain: An historical perspective 85-4 Ni Bhrolchain, M. Period Parity Progression Ratios and Birth Intervals in England and Wales, 1941-1971: A Synthetic Life Table Analysis 85-3 Kiernan, K. The Departure of Children 85-2 Timæus, I. An Evaluation of Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality from Two Sets of Data on Maternal Orphanhood 85-1 Kiernan, K., Eldridge, S. A Demographic Analysis of First Marriages in England and Wales: 1950-1980 84-3 Ni Bhrolchain, M. Paid Work and the Tempo of Childbearing: Longitudinal Evidence 84-2 Murphy, M. The Association between Socio-Economic and Related Factors on Family Formation and Breakdown: Some Evidence from a British National Survey 84-1 Joshi, H., Overton, E. The Female Labour Force in Britain 1971-1991 83-5 Hill, A.G., Randall, S.C., Van den Eerenbeemt, M.L Infant and Child Mortality In Rural Mali 83-4 Moser, K. Levels and Trends in Child and Adult Mortality in Peru 83-3 Ni Bhrolchain, M. Birth Spacing and Women's Work: Some British Evidence 83-2 Murphy, M.J., Sullivan, O. Housing Tenure and Fertility in Post-War Britain 83-1 Ni Bhrolchain, M., Timæus, I. A General Approach to the Machine Handling of Event History Data with Special Reference to Employment Histories 82-4 Hill, A.G. , Randall S.C., Sullivan O. The Mortality and Fertility of Farmers and Pastoralists in Central Mali 1950-1981 82-3 Simons, J. Reproductive Behaviour as Religious Practice 82-2 Murphy, M.J. Gompertz and Gompertz Relational Models for Forecasting Fertility: An Empirical Exploration 82-1 Kiernan, K.E., Diamond, I. Family-of-Origin and Educational Influences on Age at First Birth: the Experience of a British Birth Cohort 81-3 Joshi, H., Owen, S.J. Demographic Predictors of Women's Work Participation in Post-War Britain 81-2 Zaba, B. Use of the Relational Gompertz Model in Analysing Fertility Data Collected in Retrospective Surveys 81-1 Brass, W., Bamgboye, E.A. The Time Location of Reports of Survivorship: Estimates for Maternal and Paternal Orphanhood and the Ever-Widowed 80-3 Ni Bhrolchain, M. Fertility and Female Employment What Relationship? A Review of Micro-Level Issues and Evidence 80-2 Murphy, M.J. Extrapolation of Current Trends for Forecasting Population 80-1 Joshi, H., Owen S., Layard, R. Working Women in Post-War Britain -Time Series Analysis of Cohorts. Preliminary Report 79-1 Brass, W. Population Projections for Planning and Policy
PSG seminars are open and will be organised over Zoom until further notice.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries, or, if you wish to receive email updates about events organised by the Population Studies Group.
Thursday 21 January 2021, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Anushé Hassan, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (pre-viva seminar)
Parental care, allomothering and child health in north-western Tanzania: who cares for children and does it matter?
Monday 25 January 2021, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Changing family structures and their implications for support and health of the older population in India, with a focus on Tamil Nadu
Tuesday 16 February, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Ian Timæus, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Imputation of full birth histories from census data: reviving a lost method for detailed fertility analysis
Tuesday 16 March, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Bruno Schoumaker, UC Louvain
Fertility stalls in sub-Saharan Africa: exploring the role of fertility changes in urban areas and capital cities.
Tuesday 20 April, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Tiziana Leone, London School of Economics
From Menarche to Menopause: timing the reproductive health bookends of women in LMICs
Tuesday 18 May, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Jason Hilton, University of Southampton
Forecasting Frontier Mortality with Generalised Additive Models
Zoom link: https://lshtm.zoom.us/j/95589213753
Tuesday 15 June, 12.45PM-1.45PM
Christiaan Monden, University of Oxford
Spillover-effects of offspring education: what is the evidence for a causal effect of children’s educational attainment on parents’ health and mortality?
Zoom link: https://lshtm.zoom.us/j/98891016978
July - Our own MSc students will present work in progress on their MSc summer research projects. These seminars are restricted to LSHTM staff and students.
8 October 2019 - 12.45pm, LG8
Chifundu Kanjala (LSHTM, pre-viva seminar)
Provenance of “after the fact” harmonised community-based demographic and HIV surveillance data from ALPHA cohorts
23 October 2019 - 12.45pm, LG80
Shammi Luhar (LSHTM, pre-viva seminar)
Trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight and obesity and predictions of the future diabetes prevalence in India
26 November 2019 - 12.45pm, LG80
Nikkil Sudharsanan (Assistant Professor – Heidelberg Institute of Global Health)
Impact of population-based strategies to improve blood pressure control in South Africa: Evidence from parametric g-formula and regression discontinuity designs
12 December 2019 - 12.45pm, LG9
Kathryn Church (Director of Evidence to Action, Marie Stopes International)
Katy Footman (Senior Researcher, Marie Stopes International)
Achieving elimination of unsafe abortion by 2030: what do we need to do and what do we need to know to get there?
16 January 2020 - 12.30pm, LG80
Michel Guillot (Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; Senior Researcher, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques)
Andrea Verhulst (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania)
Julio Romero Prieto (Research Fellow, LSHTM)
Historical Age Patterns of Under-five Mortality and their Usefulness for Evaluating Contemporary Data
5 February 2020 - 12.45pm, LG80
HIV incidence declines among the general population in sub-Saharan Africa: The contribution of changes in untreated prevalence of HIV infection and the association of other risk factors with new infections in observational studies in six countries.
10 March 2020 - Cancelled
Bruno Schoumaker (Professor of Demography, Université Catholique de Louvain)
Under-15 fertility in developing countries since the 1960s
7 April 2020 - Cancelled until further notice
Tiziana Leone (Associate Professor in Health and International Development, London School of Economics)
12 May 2020 - Cancelled until further notice
Christiaan Monden (Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
10 June 2020 - Cancelled until further notice
Rebecca French (Associate Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, LSHTM)
8 July 2020 - 12.45pm, LG9
MSc summer projects showcase
29 November 2018 - LSHTM
Judie Mbogua (LSHTM, upgrading seminar)
Barriers and facilitating factors to Prevention of Mother-To-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) knowledge and cascade completion by Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Zambia and South Africa
4 December 2018 - LSHTM
Anne Rerimoi (LSHTM, upgrading seminar)
Development and assessment of systems for population-based measurement of neonatal and perinatal mortality in The Gambia
25 January 2019 - LSHTM
Laura Brown (LSHTM, pre-viva seminar)
Understanding socioeconomic disparities in breastfeeding in the UK: exploring the role of environmental quality
7 February 2019 - LSHTM
Ona McCarthy (LSHTM, pre-viva seminar)
Changing young people’s attitudes towards effective contraception using mobile phone messaging
11 February 2019 - UCL
Who cares? Introducing evolutionary approaches to caregiving and mother-infant health (workshop co-organised Abigail Page, Emily Emmott and Sarah Myers)
17 April 2019 - LSHTM
Emma Rezel (LSHTM pre-viva seminar)
Evaluation of a free-to-access online contraception service in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark
19 June 2019 - LSHTM
Georgia Arnold and Sara Piot (MTV Staying Alive Foundation)
'MTV Shuga' - harnessing a popular multimedia platform to stimulate adolescents' demand for HIV prevention including HIV self-testing and PrEP
24 June 2019 - LSHTM
Danielle Engel (UNFPA)
HPV vaccine - a best buy for Adolescent Health
10 July 2019 - LSHTM
Dr Catriona A Towriss (Senior Lecturer in Population Studies, CARe, University of Cape Town)
An investigation into contraceptive choice in South Africa
Two studentships funded by the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) are open for application to those planning a career in demographic research or in an area where demographic skills are a necessity. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) currently offers two London-based MSc programmes which have a high demographic content and are therefore PIC-approved Masters degree courses: the MSc Demography & Health course and the MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research course.
The full value of each studentship award is GBP 15,000.00.
To apply, applicants must:
- submit a complete LSHTM application for the London-based MSc Demography & Health, or MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research via the School’s online application portal, and
- submit a PIC Application form and TWO references to email@example.com
by the closing date of 23:59 (BST) on 06 June 2021.
Applicants should contact Lynda Clarke to discuss their application before the deadline.
Further details are available on the webpage for the 2021-22 PIC Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies.
The Population Association of America Annual Meeting will be held from 5-8 May and will be virtual this year: https://www.populationassociation.org/paa-2021/home. Please join us for the presentations that involve LSHTM staff and students.
33-4 Identifying New Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality Using the Under-5 Mortality Database. Andrea Verhulst*, University of Pennsylvania; Julio Romero Prieto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Nurul Alam, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; Patrick Gerland, United Nations Population Division; Joanne Katz, Johns Hopkins University; Bruno Lankoande, Université de Ouagadougou; Li Liu, Johns Hopkins University; Georges Reniers, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Seema Subedi, Johns Hopkins University; Francisco Villavicencio, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health; Michel Guillot, University of Pennsylvania and INED
92-3 Using Vital Registration Data for Estimating Under-5 Mortality in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Andrea Verhulst*, University of Pennsylvania; Julio Romero Prieto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Michel Guillot, University of Pennsylvania and INED
164-2 The Short-Term Mortality Fluctuations Series: New Data Resource on Weekly Mortality. Dmitri Jdanov, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Ainhoa Alustiza Galarza*, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Vladimir Shkolnikov, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Domantas Jasilionis, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Laszlo Nemeth, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; David Leon, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK); Magali Barbieri, Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED); Carl Boe, University of California-Berkeley
182-4 Estimating the Average Age of Infant Deaths: A Flexible Model Life Table, Based on Newly Collected Data. Julio Romero Prieto*, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Andrea Verhulst, University of Pennsylvania; Michel Guillot, University of Pennsylvania and INED
220-1 Comparability of Estimates and Trends in Adolescent Sexual Behavior From Two National Surveys. Laura Lindberg*, Guttmacher Institute; Rachel Scott, INSERM / LSHTM; Sheila Desai, Guttmacher Institute; Zoe Pleasure, Guttmacher Institute
P1 -69 Evaluating Pregnancy Reporting and Under-5 Mortality Estimates in HDSS Through Record Linkage With Antenatal Care Clinics. Hallie Eilerts*, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Julio Romero Prieto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Georges Reniers, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
P6-65 Why Is Korea’s Fertility So Low (TFR: 0.92 in 2019)? An Explanation Based on the Role of Population Density. Woorim Ko*, YEJIN LIM; Myunggu Jung, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Youngtae Cho, Seoul National University
P7-31 HIV Status and Antenatal Care Engagement in Rural Southwestern Kenya: A Time-to-Event and Geographical Analysis. Emma Banchoff*, University of Michigan; Julie Ambia, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sammy Khagayi, KEMRI/CDC; Georges Reniers, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Forecasting frontier mortality with generalised additive models
Speaker: Jason Hilton
University of Southampton
Date: Tuesday 18th May
Mortality rates differ across countries and years, and the country with the lowest mortality has historically tended to change over time. Following the classic Science paper by Oeppen and Vaupel (2002), for any given year a hypothetical mortality ‘frontier’ can be defined as the lower limit of the force of mortality at each age, taken across all countries. It is expected that change in this frontier reflects global technological and medical advances, which may display a more stable trend over time than the patterns in mortality improvement displayed by any particular country.
Employing the model of Hilton et al. (2019), we jointly estimate frontier mortality as well as mortality rates for individual countries. Generalised additive models are used to estimate a smooth set of baseline frontier mortality rates and mortality improvements, and country-level mortality is modelled as a set of smooth, positive deviations from this, forcing the mortality estimates for individual countries to lie above the frontier. The assumed stability of the mortality frontier can also be exploited for forecasting purposes. This model is fitted to data for a selection of countries from the Human Mortality Database. The efficacy of the model in forecasting over a 10-year horizon is compared to a similar model fitted to each country separately.
PSG has two job openings with the Rapid Mortality Mobile Phone Surveys (RAMMPS) project. The RAMMPS project is intended to apply a mobile phone-based approach to collect mortality data in settings where other mortality surveillance systems are weak or interrupted because of health or other crisis situations.
For details and to apply please follow the links below:
Full scholarships available for low and middle income countries LMIC
MSc Demography and Health
MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research
LSHTM Fund Scholarship – deadline February 28th 2021 - 2021-22 LSHTM Fund Scholarship
GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders – deadline February 28th 2021 -2021-22 GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders
Wellcome International Masters Scholarships – NB Last year of these awards – deadline April 13th for 2021 entry and August 24th for 2022 entry - https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/international-masters-fellowships
For further details of the Masters programmes please see the following links:
ESRC-funded PhD scholarships are available at LSHTM, to start in autumn 2021.
We welcome any topic from excellent candidates in the fields of demography or reproductive and sexual health. The websites of the Population Studies Group (https://psg.lshtm.ac.uk/) and MARCH (Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health: http://march.lshtm.ac.uk/) have lists of staff who could supervise projects, with their research interests. In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor, including a CV and a description of research interests well ahead of this deadline.
The closing date for preliminary applications is 11 January 2021.
As part of their scholarship, students may spend a year at the European Doctoral School of Demography (https://www.eds-demography.org).
For further details, and application forms, see:
10th Dec: Every Newborn-INDEPTH supplement launch
15th Dec: Every Newborn-BIRTH supplement launch
Every Newborn-INDEPTH supplement launch event
Thursday 10th Dec 2020, 12:00- 14:00 UK time
Each year there are 5.1 million neonatal deaths and stillbirths, plus about 300,000 maternal deaths worldwide. Around 75% of these deaths are still dependent on surveys, notably Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), as main data sources.
The Every Newborn-INDEPTH study involved >68,000 births and aimed to provide evidence to improve population-based survey data regarding pregnancy outcome.
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of a series of 12 papers from the study in BMC Population Health Metrics, mainly with first authors from the sites and/or Makerere University.
Link to EN-INDEPTH launch:
Every Newborn-BIRTH supplement launch event
Tuesday 15th Dec 2020, 12:00- 14:00, UK time
All are welcome to the interactive launch of a series of papers in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, involving multiple authors mainly from low and middle-income countries, in partnership with LSHTM.
EN-BIRTH study involved observing >23,000 births using an innovative tablet-based system to validate data from routine facility registers and women’s survey report. The study was conducted in five hospitals in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania, coordinated by a team at LSHTM and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
These results have important implications for measuring progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, especially related to Every Newborn targets, to reduce ~5.4 million stillbirths, newborn and maternal deaths. Findings have practical relevance for improving measurement of coverage and quality of maternal and newborn care in routine facility registers and in population-based surveys.
Link to EN-BIRTH launch:
LSHTM will be moving all teaching online in Term 1. In Terms 2 and 3 teaching will be partly on campus for those who can come to London, and online for those who cannot. More details and FAQs about teaching arrangements for next year can be found at bit.ly/2TKP0to
This applies to all MSc programmes at LSHTM, including the MSc in Demography & Health, and the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. Applications for both programmes are still open. For more information, e-mail the Programme Director (Lynda Clarke): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions for the next intake of RSHR and DH students (50th anniversary cohort!) are open and there are a number of interesting scholarship opportunities available:
- Diana Walford Scholarship (full scholarship – LMIC)
- GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders (full scholarship – SSA)
- LSHTM Fund Scholarship (full scholarship – LMIC)
- WT International Master’s Fellowships (full scholarship – LMIC)
- Basia Zaba Memorial Scholarship (partial scholarship - DH students only)
- PIC Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies (full scholarship – UK/EU): usually announced in the spring
MSc funding opportunities are regularly updated and listed here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/funding-scholarships/masters-funding
More info on the MSc training programmes is available here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/psg#study
Please have a look at the following link for funding opportunities for Research Degree students at LSHTM:
This table is updated as and when new funding is made available and so should be reviewed regularly by students looking for funding.
Nairobi, Kenya 2-3 April 2020
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 September 2019
Organizing Committee: Sarah Walters (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Martin Dribe (Lund University), Shane Doyle (University of Leeds), Stephen O. Wandera (Makerere University), Jeanne Cilliers (Lund University).
We invite submissions on historical or long-term, interdisciplinary, perspectives on demographic change in Africa. The aims of the seminar are to review the state of the field of African population history, to consider the role of the past for understanding the present, and to facilitate partnerships and future comparative work on African historical demography.
There is a resurgence of interest in Africa’s demographic pasts. Evidence on past population trends is essential to respond to core questions in African history, such as the human cost of the slave trade; the impacts of colonialism on health, wellbeing and the family; the effects of post-colonial policies on households and livelihoods; long-term trends in mortality and migration; and the influence of religion, education and employment on intergenerational relations and the social organisation of reproduction. Improving the evidence on Africa’s past populations will illuminate how people have managed their resilience and reproduction over time, in the face of environmental, epidemiological, political and economic change.
Understanding the historical origins of African demographic regimes may also help to influence current and future population trends. This is important given Africa is projected to account for more than half of all global population growth by 2050, with implications for both demographic dividend and migration. In particular, contemporary demographers have called for interdisciplinary and historical approaches to improve understanding of the contexts of fertility transition in the region, including its stalls, reversals and exceptional age- and parity-specific dynamics, as well as the historical context of the AIDS pandemic. Papers which seek to situate current population trends in historical perspective are encouraged.
The seminar will showcase the growing availability of historical demographic micro-data through new digitisation projects. Alongside the substantive research papers, the seminar will include a data workshop in which scholars who have collected new datasets will have the opportunity to present their databases and to consider scope for future comparative work and collaborations. We will review the potential of new digital methods for widening historical micro-data collection in Africa and seek the experience of previous comparative demographic projects in achieving data harmonisation.
The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography invites researchers to submit online by 30 September 2019 a short 200-word abstract AND an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables). To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
If you would also like to contribute to the data workshop, please also send an email to email@example.com with a 200-word description of your dataset at the same time as your main submission.
The working language of the seminar is English: abstracts and final papers should be submitted and presented in English. If the paper is co-authored, please indicate the names of co-authors. Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. We aim to publish suitable papers in a journal special issue or an edited volume.
Applicants will be notified whether their paper has been accepted by 15 October 2019. Authors of accepted papers must upload the full paper on the IUSSP website by 28 February 2020.
Funding is available to cover the cost of the seminar venue, airport transfers, accommodation and meals for speakers for two days. We are seeking further financial support for travel, but the outcome is uncertain, and participants should seek their own funding for flights, additional accommodation and other expenses. Priority will be given to African scholars, early career researchers and those from developing countries in awarding travel support.
For further information: Please contact Seminar Organizer Sarah Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography
Chair: Martin Dribe (Lund University, Sweden)
Members: Lisa Dillon (Université de Montréal, Canada), Hao Dong (Peking University, China), J. David Hacker (University of Minnesota, USA), Lionel Kesztenbaum (Institut national d’études démographiques, INED, France), Ana Silvia Volpi Scott (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil) and Sarah Walters (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK).
Appel à communications
Séminaire international sur la démographie africaine dans une perspective historique.
Nairobi, Kenya 2-3 avril 2020
Date limite de soumission des résumés : 30 septembre 2019
Ce séminaire se tiendra en anglais. Les résumés courts et détaillés doivent être soumis en anglais. Les présentations et communications finales devront être en anglais.
8th African Population Conference
Entebbe – Uganda, 18-22 November 2019
"Harnessing Africa’s Population for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond."
Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts: 30 June 2019
Every four years, The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) organizes a general conference on the African population. The aim of this conference is to share and disseminate research evidence on population and development issues and explore ways for applying the research evidence to improve policies and programs aimed at uplifting the well-being of people in Africa. The conference provides an opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing among researchers, policy makers, program managers, international development partners, and other key stakeholders in the population field. The conference includes various capacity building activities targeted at young scholars.
All submission must be made online on the 8th African Population Conference Website, http://uaps2019.popconf.org/.
All authors are asked to submit both: a) a short (150 word) abstract; and b) either an extended abstract (2-4 pages, including tables) or a completed paper to be uploaded to the website following instructions available online. Authors may modify their submission online at any time until 30 June
Grandmothers and public health: unlocking the potential of older women in improving child, adolescent and maternal health
Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM
Research in demography and anthropology has demonstrated the importance of grandmothers in influencing child and maternal outcomes, such as improving child health and survival rates. Yet few public health initiatives have recognised the potential impact of recruiting grandmothers into their interventions to improve health. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in demography, anthropology, public health and related disciplines to discuss the potential for incorporating grandmothers into public health initiatives to improve child, adolescent and maternal health.
The workshop is free and open to all; more information, including registration details available here:
Different disciplines approach social support different, each emphasising different ‘key’ supporters or care providers. How we conceptualise support and who we define as necessary in bringing up infants as large implications for maternal and infant health as its shapes the research questions we ask and ultimate the policy suggestions or implementation which arises from this research.
In evolutionary anthropology, the importance of wide and diverse social support networks for maternal and infant health is widely acknowledged. However, in public health and non-evolutionary social sciences ‘support’ is often poorly defined, with a strong nuclear family bias regarding caregiving. This workshop will bridge this disciplinary gap by facilitating dialogue and collaboration between evolutionary anthropologists and those with overlapping interests in other fields.
The workshop will consist of a series of research presentations, discussions and activities focusing on caregiving and mother-infant health. From our experience, the greatest challenges in interdisciplinary settings are theoretical misconceptions and language barriers. By opening the workshop with theoretical overviews and defining key terminologies, we will establish common ground and ensure meaningful discussions. At the end of the workshop we will bring these discussions together to reflect on how the different issues highlighted over the course of the day compliment each other (or not), and how these can be reconciled into a ‘practical guide’ of interdisciplinary work on maternal and child health.
Following the workshop there will be a wine reception and a public lecture titled "Beyond the nuclear family: an evolutionary perspective on childrearing" by Professor Rebecca Sear of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This lecture will discuss how our species has evolved a cooperative form of childrearing, where women get help from others to raise their children, and the implications for support (or its lack) for childrearing on child and maternal health.
By Jenny Renju, Alison Wringe and Jim Todd
The overall aim of the SHAPE-UTT (Strengthening Health Systems for the Application of Policy to Enable Universal Test and Treat) project is to assess policy implementation and health systems impacts of Option B+ and universal Test and Treat in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. We are currently two years into the three-year project, and have recently finished data collection which has included reviews of national HIV policies and World Health Organisation guidance, health facility surveys, HIV service costings and qualitative enquiries with patients and health workers in the three countries.
A growing body of evidence has highlighted the factors that facilitate or inhibit the uptake of research into policy, and has elicited the pathways through which capacity can be strengthened to apply health research evidence in policymaking. In recognition of these findings, we held a week-long participatory workshop in Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from January 13th-18th 2019 which was attended by national HIV policymakers, HIV practitioners, researchers from three research institutions in Tanzania (Ifakara Health Institute), South Africa (African Health Research Institute) and Malawi (Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit), and academics from LSHTM and the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. The five day workshop was broken down into a series of different sessions including: Oral presentations, poster presentations, active facilitated discussion time for brainstorming, analysis time, small group sessions, mentorship teams formation and meetings, writing time, review meetings, round table focus group discussions as well as time for rest and reflection.
The workshop promoted stakeholder engagement at a critical stage of the research process, and enabled the participants to assimilate and reflect on emerging findings from preliminary analyses as well as to participate in i) the process of prioritizing identified HIV care and treatment policy gaps; ii) analysing the data and iii) mapping policy knowledge gaps with research findings. Mentorship teams were established to support the project team members in the production of a series of nine original research papers, ensuring that they incorporate the policymakers’ perspectives. These papers explore the various ways in which the three countries have adopted and implemented HIV policies and the implications for service delivery (e.g. innovative models of care and integrated HIV services), the health workforce and quality of care. A consensus was reached on the way forward for publication of the findings in a special issue. Steps were put in place to achieve this submission by July 2019.
Two round table policymaker – researcher discussions took place to explore the context in which HIV programmes are implemented and how this influences their impact. These discussions guided the interpretation of our findings and also led to an opinion paper. Our opinion piece aims to challenge thinking on how different actors influence policy formulation and implementation across three different settings and discusses some of the intended and unintended consequences of this process.
Providing time and space for a meaningful engagement with policy makers and actors playing a broader role in the formulation and implementation of policy across different countries was invaluable. The richness of discussions was a direct result of an enabling environment which truly valued the inputs from all participants. By nature of their different roles, researchers and policy makers tend to look at things slightly differently, and so having multiple days (and also importantly evenings and “down time”) enabled relationships to be formed which will spread beyond the scope of this project. When planning such events, it is important that the differences in participants’ perspectives and the approaches that they are familiar with are considered. Long presentations session (while often used in research meetings) need to be enhanced with discussions capturing points visually e.g. on flip charts. Also we found the smaller round table discussion crucial in enabling all of the policy makers attending to voice their views and experiences. The open and relaxed nature of the discussions enabled participants to speak candidly. The joint production of publications (in the form of an opinion piece and a research article) promoted engagement and ownership over the process. The group was also small, enabling everyone to have time to get to know each other and receive valued inputs from all.
This workshop has been made possible with the support of many, and we are grateful for the time, energy and brain power of all our participants. We would like to acknowledge the financial support from the GCRF Global Impact Accelerator Account Grant for this workshop, the Medical Research Council HSRI3 funding for the overall project funding. In particular, we would like to thank our project partners and collaborators. We are also grateful for the support from THRIVE, ANDLA, ALPHA, LSHTM, and KCMCUCo and for the sponsorship from the Blue Zebra Art Studio and the logistical support from Amina Farah. A final acknowledgement and thanks goes to a colleague to all, a mentor, inspiration and a dear friend to many, for Basia Zaba; whose spirit was certainly felt throughout the week.
Rebecca Musgrove, LSHTM Alumna from the MSc Demography & Health programme, talks to us about her academic and professional career in Public Health.
Between January 14th-18th, SHAPE UTT will be hosting a workshop in Kilimanjaro. The main aim of the workshop will be to provide us with the opportunity to bring together national policymakers and researchers to collaboratively review and analyse data produced during the first two years of the three-year SHAPE study in Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi, in a way that contributes to HIV policy advancement. The workshop is an opportunity to get hands on experience with reviewing and analysing the data generated by the SHAPE project with a view to addressing existing policy gaps. This workshop aims to facilitate the translation of our study findings into policy in each country and will provide participants with the opportunity to draw on lessons learned from the other settings
A series of 4 presentations, chaired by PSG’s Professor Cari Free, covered the benefits of mobile phones for reproductive health support.
PSG member Chris Smith (Associate Professor) described his trial in Cambodia which increased the self-reported use of long acting contraception at 12 months post abortion. PSG Research Degree student Kate Reiss, together with Kathryn Church from Marie Stopes International, went on to describe the potential risks of partner abuse in women seeking reproductive health support.
Ona McCarthy, PSG Research Fellow and Research Degree student, presented the results of three randomised controlled trials. The trials evaluated the effect of a contraceptive behavioural intervention delivered by mobile phone on acceptability and use of effective contraception among young people in Tajikistan, Palestine and Bolivia.
Trinity Zan from FH360 described how WHISPER, an SMS intervention, was designed with sex workers based in Kenya to meet their needs including support for partners and client abuse.
Sarah Baum from IBIS Reproductive Health talked about how mobile applications can be private by design, using the example of their app which provides abortion and post-abortion support in 5 contexts.
More details of this year’s International Conference on Family Planning, which was held from 12th-15th November 2018, can be found here.