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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 South Asia, Latin America, and Africa, with a particular focus on Nepal.
Currently, I am leading a 5-year UKRI-funded project on menstrual justice in low- and middle-income countries (www.mejara-project.com). We are working with partners in Nepal and Guatemala to understand menstrual justice in different contexts and improve the experience of menstruation for all, especially marginalised adolescents.
I am the Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Population Studies and welcome enquiries about demographic topics as well as menstruation.
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):
Social Statistics, Doctor of Philosophy, Fertility and the economic value of children: evidence from Nepal, University of Southampton
2007 → 2011
Social Statistics (Research Methods Pathway), Master of Science, University of Southampton
2006 → 2007
Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford
2003 → 2006
Honorary Secretary, British Society for Population Studies
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Menstrual Justice: Achieving the Right to a Good Period in low- and middle-income countries (MeJARa) (Originally EU application)
1/11/22 → 31/10/27
Project: EU Commission
1/06/21 → 30/11/21
GCRF Internal Funding - Research England GCRF 18/19 Menstrual taboos and menstrual hygiene policy in Nepal: A multi-method scoping study to understand the barriers to good menstrual hygiene for adolescent girls
1/11/18 → 31/07/19
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Research England GCRF 18/19 Menstrual taboos and menstrual hygiene policy in Nepal: A multi-method scoping study to understand the barriers to good menstrual hygiene for adolescent girls
1/11/18 → 31/07/19
Project: Research-related funding
Developing the menstrual justice agenda: Insights from a mixed method study in the mid-western region of NepalAmery, F., Channon, M., Puri, M. & Thomson, J., 31 Dec 2023, In: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. 31, 1, 2204025.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Channon, M. & Fledderjohann, J., 14 Nov 2022, The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Fledderjohann, J. & Channon, M., 23 May 2022, In: BMC Nutrition. 8, 1, 50.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Prevalence and correlates of sex-selective abortions and missing girls in Nepal: evidence from the 2011 Population Census and 2016 Demographic and Health SurveyChannon, M., Puri, M., Gietel-Basten, S., Williams Stone, L. & Channon, A., 16 Mar 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11, 3, e042542.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Citations (SciVal)
Society or the Law? “No matter what law comes, this society won’t stop practicing Chhaupadi”: A discussion on the causes and implications of menstrual restrictions in the Dailekh District of NepalMcAllister, J., Channon, M., Puri, M., Amery, F. & Thomson, J., 2021, (Acceptance date) Dignity Without Danger. Routledge India
Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter or section