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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 menstruation, 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.

  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

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

Social Statistics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

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

External positions

Honorary Secretary, British Society for Population Studies

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