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Professor Zoë Matthews BSc. MSc, PhD

Professor of Global Health & Social Statistics , Co-director of Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy (GHP3), Director of PGR Programmes

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Professor Zoë Matthews is Professor of Global Health and Social Statistics within Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

In my career I have had the good fortune to work with brilliant students, outstanding academics and inspired international experts- I continue to be amazed at what I learn!






Research interests

Primary research groups
  • Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty and Policy GHP3
  • Geodata Institute
  • S3RI
Research areas
  • International health, reproductive health, abortion, safe motherhood, newborn and child health
  • Health systems, human resources for health, health financing and costs, equity, quality of care
  • Poverty, inequality, exclusion from health services, catastrophic expenditure for health
  • Accountability and advocacy in international health
  • Demography, mortality, morbidity, evaluation of interventions, provision of services
  • Overmedicalisation, iatrogenesis and financial exploitation in reproductive healthcare
  • Demographic and statistical methods and techniques, and spatial analysis
  • Effects of climate change and other environmental change on poverty and wellbeing and links with renewable energy.
PhD supervision

As I am seconded to Evidence for Action I am currently not supervising PhD students. I have previously supervised 13 PhD students to successful conclusion.

PhD research

Demographic effects of large-scale immunisation programmes
Supervisor: Professor Ian Diamond
Funding ESRC

Work in progress

Research project(s)

ESPA Deltas

Belmont Forum DELTAS




Book Section(s)




I have previously led teaching on a wide range of modules - undergraduate, postgraduate and for other audiences including

  • Population, poverty and policy
  • Reproductive health
  • Demographic methods
  • Population and the environment
  • Population and health
  • Population and policy
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Communicating research
  • Data sources in the social sciences
  • Contemporary demographic issues
  • Statistics and quantitative research methods
  • Social research
  • Survey data analysis
Professor Zoë Matthews
Evidence for Action, Options Consultancy 20–23 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SS UK tel: +44 (0)20 7430 1900

Room Number: 58/4012

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