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Research interests

I am a demographer and social statistician working on issues affecting low and middle income countries.  My main research interests include son preference, fertility transition, sexual and reproductive health, violence against women, and gender statistics.  I have expertise in the demography of both Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on Nepal and South Asia.

Previously, I have worked at the University of Oxford, the University of Southampton and the United Nations Statistics Division.


Education/Academic qualification

Social Statistics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

Social Statistics (Research Methods Pathway), Master in Science, University of Southampton

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Nepal Medicine & Life Sciences
Ethiopia Social Sciences
contraceptive Social Sciences
Eugenic Abortion Medicine & Life Sciences
South Asia Social Sciences
Accidental Falls Medicine & Life Sciences
school class Social Sciences
Peru Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2012 2018

Fertility preferences in Nepal

Channon, M. & Karki, Y., 2018, Family Demography in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences. Gietel-Basten, S., Casterline, J. & Choe, M. K. (eds.). Cheltenham, U. K.: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
son preference
Nuclear Family
3 Citations (Scopus)

A longitudinal population-based analysis of relationship status and mortality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2001-2011

Channon, M., Hosegood, V. & McGrath, N., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 70, 1, p. 56-64 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
South Africa
Age Groups
Sex Education

Evidence and Action for Reducing Sex-Selective Abortion in Nepal

Channon, M., Puri, M. & Gietel-Basten, S., Dec 2015, CREHPA. (Reproductive Health Research Policy Brief; no. 21)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity and associated factors in Peru

Preston, E. C., Ariana, P., Penny, M. E., Frost, M. & Plugge, E., Dec 2015, In : Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica /Pan American Journal of Public Health. 38, 6, p. 472-478 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Only Child