People

The team at ESRC Centre for Population Change brings together experts from the Universities of Southampton, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde, the National Records of Scotland, the Office for National Statistics and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. Our staff are leading experts in the fields of demography, economics, geography, gerontology, sociology, social policy and social statistics, with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Academics

David Bell

Professor David Bell

Professor - University of Stirling

+44 (0)1786 467486

d.n.f.bell@stir.ac.uk

David Bell is a Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling. He is working within the migration, life course and constitutational change strands of the CPC. David has worked on/is working on the following projects:

 
Ann Berrington

Professor Ann Berrington

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 4549

A.Berrington@soton.ac.uk

Ann Berrington is currently a Professor in Demography and Social Statistics at the University of Southampton. She jointly co-ordinates the fertility strand of CPC and has also worked on some projects within the life course strand. Ann is currently working on and has previously worked on the following projects for the CPC:

 
Jakub Bijak

Dr Jakub Bijak

Associate Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 7486

J.Bijak@soton.ac.uk

Jakub Bijak is an Associate Professor in Demography at the University of Southampton and the Allianz European Demographer 2015. Jakub jointly co-ordinates the forecasting strand of CPC and is also working within the migration and constitutional strands of the CPC, for which he is working on/has worked on the following projects:

 
Alison Bowes

Professor Alison Bowes

Dean of Faculty - University of Stirling

+44 (0)1786 467709

a.m.bowes@stir.ac.uk

Alison Bowes is the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor in Sociology at the University of Stirling. She is working within the life course and migration strands of CPC, for which she is working/has worked on the following projects:

 
Paul Bridgen

Dr Paul Bridgen

Associate Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 2567

Paul.Bridgen@soton.ac.uk

Paul Bridgen is an Associate Professor in Social Policy and Head of the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology Teaching Programmes at the University of Southampton. He is working within the migration and constitutional change strands of the CPC, for which he is working on/has worked on the following project:

 
Hector Calvo Prado

Dr Hector Calvo Pardo

Reader - University of Southampton

+4423 8059 5051

H.F.Calvo-Pardo@soton.ac.uk

Hector Calvo Pardo is a Reader in Economics at the University of Southampton. His research includes areas of international economics and household finance with emphasis on the economics of risk, uncertainty and coordination. He is currently working witih the migration strand of CPC, for which he is working on the following project:

 

Dr Erengul Dodd

Lecturer - University of Southampton 

 

+44 (0) 23 8059 3679

E.Dodd@soton.ac.uk

Erengul Dodd is a Lecturer in Actuarial Mathematics  in the School of Mathematics and also a member of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southampton. She is working within the modelling strand of the CPC for which she is working on the following projects:

 
Zhiqiang Feng

Dr Zhiqiang Feng

Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh

+ 44 (0)131 650 2524

zhiqiang.feng@ed.ac.uk

Zhiqiang Feng is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography and Geographical Information Science in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. Zhiqiang is working within the fertility, life course and migration strands of CPC, for which he has worked on/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Allan Findlay

Professor Allan Findlay

Professor - University of St Andrews 

Allan Findlay is a Professor of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. He is also Co-Director of the ESRC's Census and Longitudinal Studies hub (CALLS) and editor of the journal "Population, Space and Place." Allan is joint co-ordinator of the migration strand of CPC and is also working within the constitutional change and forecasting strands of the CPC, for which he is currently working/has worked on the following projects:

 
Nissa Finney

Dr Nissa Finney

Reader - University of St Andrews

+ 44 (0)1334 463944

Nissa.Finney@st-andrews.ac.uk

Nissa Finney is Reader in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews. Her research is about residential patterns, their drivers and consequences, and is framed by concern with inequalities and social justice. Much of her work examines ethnicity in relation to these themes, and she is a member of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity. Nissa is working within the migration strand of CPC on the following project:

 
Jon Foster

Professor Jonathan Forster

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 5130

J.J.Forster@soton.ac.uk

Jonathan Forster is Head of Mathematical Sciences and a Professor of Statistics at the School of Mathematics, University of Southampton. He is also a member of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. He is working within the modelling strand of the CPC, for which he is currently working/has previously worked on the following projects:

 
Vernon Gayle

Professor Vernon Gayle

Professor - University of Edinburgh

+44 (0)1316504069

vernon.gayle@ed.ac.uk

Vernon Gayle is a Professor of Sociology and Social Statistics at the University of Edinburgh. He is working within the migration strand of the CPC for which he has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Corrado Giulietti

Dr Corrado Giulietti

Associate Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0) 2380 593529

c.giulietti@soton.ac.uk

Corrado Giulietti is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Southampton. Previously, he was the Director of Research at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Corrado is currently working within the migration strand of CPC, for which he is working/has worked on the following projects:

 
Jennifer Holland

Dr Jennifer A. Holland

Lecturer - University of Southampton

+44 (0) 23 8059 4228

J.A.Holland@soton.ac.uk

Jennifer A. Holland is a Lecturer in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton.  She is also Director of the MSc programmes in Social Statistics and Demography. Her research focuses on family formation and family change in cross-national comparison, with a particular focus on the Nordic countries, Europe, and the United States.  She is also an International Collaborator with the Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (Stockholm University, Sweden) and an Affiliated Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. She is currently working within the fertility and family strand of CPC.

 
Vicky Hosegood

Professor Vicky Hosegood

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 3997

V.Hosegood@soton.ac.uk

Vicky Hosegood is a Professor in Demography and Family Health at the University of Southampton. She is based in Southampton, but also has appointments at the Africa Centre for Health & Population Studies/UKZN and the Human Sciences Research Council. She is currently working within the fertility and family and the life course strands of CPC, for which she is working on the following CPC linked projects:

 
Lynn Jamieson

Professor Lynn Jamieson

 

Professor - University of Edinburgh

++44 (0)131 650 4002

Lynn.Jamieson@ed.ac.uk

Lynn Jamieson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. She is also one of the founding co-directers of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), an associate editor of the Families, Relationships and Societies journal and co-editor of the Palgrave series on Families and Intimate Life. She is currently working within the fertility and family strand of CPC, for which she has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Hill Kulu

Professor Hill Kulu

Professor - University of St Andrews

Hill.Kulu@st-andrews.ac.uk

Hill Kulu is Professor of Human Geography and Demography at the University of St Andrews. His substantive research interests lie in the field of family, fertility, migration and health studies; his methodological interests include the development and application of longitudinal models in social science research. Kulu’s research has advanced our understanding of how family changes and residential choices interact in people's lives and how residential context shapes childbearing, migration and health behaviour of individuals. He is currently working within two strands of CPC: 1) migration; and 2) fertility and family.

 
Adele Lebano

Adele Lebano

Research Fellow - University of Edinburgh

adele.lebano@ed.ac.uk

Adele Lebano is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Sociology Department. Her research interests focus on intergenerational exchanges; young people, women, and work. She has been co-investigator on a number of European research projects on women, work, and generations. Before moving to Edinburgh in 2014 she held research and teaching positions at the University of Milan (Italy), Erasmus University (NL), and Cornell University (NY, USA). She is working with the fertility strand of CPC, for which she is currently working on the following project:

 
John MacInnes

Professor John MacInnes

Professor - University of Edinburgh

+ 44 (0)131 651 3867

John.MacInnes@ed.ac.uk

John MacInnes is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean in Quantitative Methods at the University of Edinburgh. His research interestests include social demography, especially population ageing, the sociology of gender and the sociology of national identity. John is working within the fertility and family and life course strands of CPC, for which he has worked on/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Alan Marshall

Dr Alan Marshall

Lecturer - University of St Andrews

+44 (0) 1334 463951

alan.marshall@st-andrews.ac.uk

Alan Marshall is a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews. His substantive research interests are concerned with understanding and describing social and spatial inequalities in health and the ways in which individual characteristics and contextual factors (from national to neighbourhood) interact to influence health outcomes across the life course and particularly in later life. Methodologically, he is involved in the development of quantitative techniques to derive small area estimates and projections of population and population characteristics (such as disability and ill health) which he has shared with local planners through the POPGROUP population projection software. He is currently working within the intergenerational exchange and life course strands of CPC, for which he is working on the following project:

 
David McCollum

Dr David McCollum

Lecturer - University of St Andrews

+44 (0)1334 463903

dm82@st-andrews.ac.uk

David McCollum is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Centre for Housing Research. His research interests include the welfare state, labour market change and labour migration. David is one of the research co-ordinators the for the CPC migration strand and has also worked within the constitutional change strand, for which he has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Derek McGhee

Professor Derek McGhee

Professor - University of Southampton 

+44 (0)23 8059 4807

D.P.McGhee@soton.ac.uk

 
Nuala McGrath

Professor Nuala McGrath

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)2380 777222

N.McGrath@soton.ac.uk

Nuala McGrath is a Professor of Epidemology and Sexual Health and a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at the University of Southampton. Nuala is working within the CPC fertility strand on a linked project funded by the Wellcome Trust:

 
Traute Meyer

Professor Traute Meyer

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 5666

T.Meyer@soton.ac.uk

Traute Meyer is a Professor in Social Policy and Director of the Postgraduate Teaching Programmes for Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Southampton. She is also co-editor of the Journal of European Socia Policy and a board member of the Network for European Social Policy Analysis. Traute is working within the migration strand of the CPC for which she has worked/is currently working on the following project:

 
Brienna Perelli-Harris

Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris

Associate Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 7180

B.G.Perelli-Harris@soton.ac.uk

Brienna Perelli-Harris is an Associate Professor in Demography at the University of Southampton. She has recently completed European Research Council Starting Grant CHILDCOHAB, which studied nonmarital childbearing using demographic techniques, quantitative and qualitative methods, and policy analysis. Now she is working within the fertility strand of CPC for which she is working on the following projects:

 
Alisdair Rutherford

Dr Alasdair Rutherford

Lecturer - University of Stirling 

+ 44 (0)1786 466 409

ar34@stir.ac.uk

Alasdair Rutherford is a lecturer in quantitative methods at the University of Stirling. His research is mainly applied econometric and statistical work using large national datasets and his interests include charaties and nonprofits, migration, social care, evaluation of learning and the economics of volunteering. Alasdair is working within the migration and life course strands of CPC, for which he has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Christian Schluter

Dr Christian Schluter

Reader - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 5909

C.Schluter@soton.ac.uk

Christian Schluter is a Reader in Economics at the University of Southampton. He is working with Jackie Wahba within the migration strand of the CPC, for which he has worked on the following project:

 
Peter Smith

Professor Peter W.F. Smith

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 3191

P.W.Smith@soton.ac.uk

Peter Smith is a Professor of Social Statistics, Director of the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre for England and also the Deputy Director of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southampton. His research interests include graphical modelling, exact inference, methods for handling non-response and models for longitudinal data. He jointly co-ordinates the modelling strand of CPC and has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Heini Vaisanen

Dr Heini Väisänen

Lecturer - University of Southampton

+44 (0) 23 8059 3991

h.e.vaisanen@soton.ac.uk

Heini Väisänen is a Lecturer in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health issues in different parts of the world. Her PhD thesis, which she completed at the London Shcool of Economics and Political Science, was entitled 'A life course perspective to abortion in Finland' and it examined abortion behavour of three birth cohorts in Finland longitudinally. She has also studied at the University of Helsinki and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and conducted a research fellowship visit at the Guttmacher Institute in New York. She is currently affiliated with the fertility and family strand of CPC.

 
Agnese Vitali

Dr Agnese Vitali

Lecturer - University of Southampton

(023)80 592935

A.Vitali@soton.ac.uk

Agnese Vitali is a Lecturer in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Doneda Centre for Research on Social Dynamics. Agnese's research interests include the study of gender roles, transition to adulthood and low fertility. Agnese is working within the fertility and family strand of CPC, for which she is working on the following CPC linked project:

 

 
Athina Vlachantoni

Dr Athina Vlachantoni

Associate Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 8940

A.Vlachantoni@soton.ac.uk

Athina Vlachantoni is an Associate Professor in Gerontology and the Head of Teaching Programmes for the Gerontology Department at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include ageing, gender and social policy. Athina is working within the living arrangements, intergenerational exchange and constitutional change strands of CPC, for which she has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Jackie Wahba

Professor Jackie Wahba

Professor - University of Southampton

+44 (0)23 8059 3996

J.Wahba@soton.ac.uk

Jackie Wahba is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton. She has an interest in Labour Economics, Development Economics and Applied Micro-econometrics. Jackie is a research fellow of the Institue for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, CReAM (Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration) in London, and the Economic Research Forum in Cairo. She has also acted as an academic consultant in international migration and labour markets for several international organisations including the World Bank, OECD and IOM.  Jackie is currently a member of the UK Government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). She jointly leads the migration strand for CPC, for which she has worked/is currently working on the following projects:

 
Robert Wright

Professor Robert Wright

Professor - University of Strathclyde

+44 (0)141 548 3861

r.e.wright@strath.ac.uk

Robert Wright is a Professor of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. He is currently working within the constitutional change strand of CPC, for which he is working on the following project:

 
Asghar Zaidi

Professor Asghar Zaidi

Professor - University of Southampton

 

+44 (0) 2380 593787

Asghar.Zaidi@soton.ac.uk

 

Asghar Zaidi is a Professor in International Social Policy at the University of Southampton. He is also a Senior Advisor for the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, a UN Affiliated Organisation in Austria. Asghar's research work covers active ageing and solidarity between generations and issues linked with financial and social sustainability of the European welfare system. He is working within the changing life course strand of CPC, for which he has worked on the following project: