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Dr Andrew 'Amos' Channon BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Demography, Co-ordinator, Postgraduate Research

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Dr Andrew 'Amos' Channon is Senior Lecturer in Demography within Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

My main research interest is in child health in developing countries, especially relating to birth weight and mortality.

I am currently a lecturer in Demography within the Division of Social Statistics at the University.

1997: BSc Psychology, Durham
2003: MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods), Southampton
2007: PhD in social statistics, Southampton

Before coming back to academia I was an IT project manager for a number of companies, including Accenture. This horrified me so much I decided to leave and come back to University, where I have remained ever since.

 My main roles are:
- Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for BSc Population and Geography
- Employability Co-ordinator for the Division of Social Statistics

Research interests

My research interests are wide ranging, but focus on population health, especially for children in lower income societies. My main research so far has been related to birth weight, especially the problems of missing and poor information. I am also interested in inequality in population health outcomes and how this changes over time. Understanding inequality in health is vital in order to improve health indicators across the globe.
Further research looks at inpatient care of the elderly and the ongoing commercialisation of the health systems in many regions of the world. Finally, the demography of the Middle East, especially countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait, is a side hobby of mine!

Work in progress

I am currently working on extending my doctoral thesis on birth weight in developing countries. Further work focuses on family health in Iraq and also on poverty and sexual and reproductive health.

Research groups

Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy (GHP3)
The Care Life-Cycle (CLC)

Research project(s)

EDULINK STARND Project, Southern Africa

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Book Chapter

  • Channon, A. R., Matthews, Z., & Falkingham, J. (2010). Sexual and reproductive health and poverty. In S. Malarcher (Ed.), Social Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health: Informing Future Research and Programme Implementation (pp. 73-92). Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organisation.



DEMO1001 - Introduction to Demographic Methods
STAT1003 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods
DEMO2008/3007/6018 - Population and Health

I also supervise three PhD students - Ngianga Kandala, Megan Ledger and Katherine Harris

Dr Andrew 'Amos' Channon

Room Number: 58/4009

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