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Professor Sabu S Padmadas MSc, PhD

Professor of Demography & Global Health, Co-Director of GHP3 (Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty & Policy)

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Professor Sabu S Padmadas is Professor of Demography and Global Health within Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

Awake, Arise and Act

I joined the University of Southampton in October 2002 after completing my doctoral and postdoctoral research at the Population Research Centre at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Prior to that, I had been involved in the research on reproductive health indicators, an evaluation study for the strengthening of infrastructure in secondary-level hospitals in Kerala, taking account of the changing patterns of infectious, degenerative and re-emerging diseases, and on the quality of healthcare services and family planning programmes in India.


PhD (Demography), University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2000)
MSc (Demography), University of Kerala, India (1994)
BSc (Mathematics, Statistics, Physics), University of Kerala, India (1992)





Research interests

My primary research interests are in the field of demography, epidemiology and public health. Specific areas include: contraceptive dynamics, reproductive and child health, nutrition (women and children), population projections, life course epidemiology and population health policies.

UNFPA China Family Planning/Reproductive Health Programme

I am involved in the monitoring and evaluation of a large-scale reproductive health and family planning programme of the UNFPA in China (with James Brown). We completed evaluation of the Fourth (1998–2002) and Fifth Country programmes (2003–2005) and the evaluation of Sixth Country Programme (2006–2010) is currently in progress. The project is based in the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. We work together with the colleagues from the China Population Development Research Centre of the National Population and Family Planning Commission and the National Centre for Women and Children's Health, Chinese Centre for Disease Control  within the Ministry of Health of the PR Government of China.

External Research & Peer-review Services

Editorial Board Member, Journal of BioSocial Science
Member, ESRC Peer Review College


Lancet, Population Studies, International Family Planning PerspectivesAmerican Journal of Epidemiology, Social Science & Medicine, Applied Statistics, Health Policy & Planning, American Journal of Public Health, Health and Place, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Population, Public Health Nutrition, Journal of Biosocial SciencesAmerican Journal of Human Biology, Sociological Methods and Research, Population, Space and Place, Annals of Human Biology, Health Education, BMC Paediatrics, AIDS & Behaviour, World Economy.

Research project(s)

Pathfinder Collaborative Analyses of Microdata Resources

Deltas, Vulnerability & Climate Change: Migration & Adaptation

Director of the MSc programme in Global Health




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Professor Sabu S Padmadas
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