Dr Jakub Bijak MSc, PhD
Associate Professor in Demography, Academic Integrity Officer for Social Sciences
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Dr Jakub Bijak is Associate Professor in Demography within Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.
My research interests focus on the methods for dealing with the uncertainty of demographic phenomena, in particular surrounding migration and the demography of armed conflict.
I joined Social Sciences, University of Southampton in February 2009. Between 2003 and 2008, I was a researcher in the Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research (CEFMR) in Warsaw. In the period 2001–2003, I worked in the Demographic Unit of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (UN ICTY) in the Hague, analysing population consequences of the 1990s armed conflicts in the Balkans.
I hold PhD in economics (with specialisation in demography) and an MSc Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, both obtained from the Warsaw School of Economics.
I have received the Allianz European Demographer Award (2015), conferred by Allianz SE, the Berlin Demography Forum, and Population Europe for “outstanding research on the causes and consequences of population developments in Europe”. An interview following the award ceremony can be watched here. I have also been awarded the Jerzy Z. Holzer medal of the Committee of Demographic Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (2007), for contributions to the Polish demography.
- Associate Editor of Demographic Research and Journal of Official Statistics, member of the Editorial Committee of Studia Demograficzne and of the Scientific Committee of International Journal of Microsimulation
- external partner of the Group for Demographic and Migration Studies (GEDEM), Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Barcelona