Nyovani J Madise
- Primary position:
- Professor of Demography and Social Statistics
- Other positions:
- Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) of Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Nyovani Madise obtained her PhD in 1993. It investigated the interface between birth interval length and infant mortality in Malawi using multilevel modelling.
Before joining the University of Southampton in 1994, Nyovani worked as a lecturer in statistics at the University of Malawi. Nyovani co-directed Opportunities and Choices, a DFID-funded knowledge programme of research in reproductive health between 1999 and 2001 and was the first director of the Centre for AIDS Research. Nyovani is currently director of the Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy. She is also continuing to work on child survival, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and contraceptive use dynamics in sub-saharan Africa.
"My research interests are in child and maternal health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and young people's sexual behaviour in the developing world."
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
My research interests are in child and maternal health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and young people's sexual behaviour in the developing world. I am currently working on a large research programme on linkages between urbanisation, poverty and health in Africa. I also have interests in strengthening research capacity in developing countries, and in working with policymakers, and have advised UNAIDS, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Botswana Government.