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Dr Kristine Nilsen PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Kristine Nilsen is a Research Fellow at the WorldPop Research group working on maternal and child health.

Kristine’s expertise is in the conceptualisation, design and analysis of quantitative household surveys and in the application of generalised linear mixed effects models and model-based predictions, including small area estimation and geo-spatial modelling. Her research areas of interest are maternal health, universal health coverage and quality of care.


Kristine has a PhD in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton. Her PhD thesis assessed the impacts of health system policies on the distribution of spatial and socio-economic inequalities in use and quality of maternal health services in Cambodia.

Kristine has previously worked for UNFPA in Lao PDR providing support to the National Statistics Bureau on the production of reproductive and maternal health statistics. She also worked as a Data Analyst in Cambodia on the design, implementation and analysis of representative household surveys. At the University of Southampton, she has previously worked for the Belmont DELTAS project researching the impacts of environmental factors on livelihoods, poverty and nutrition in mega-deltas.


Cand Mag in Political Science, University of Oslo

MSc in Population and Development, London School of Economics

MSc in Social Statistics, University of Southampton

PhD in Social Statistics, University of Southampton

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Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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Guest Lecturer: GLHE 6001, RESM 6004

Tutorials/ Workshops: STAT 1003, STAT 2009, RESM 6107, UOSM 2004, STAT 6077

Dr Kristine Nilsen
Cumberland House, 15-17 Cumberland Place, Southampton SO15 2BG

Room Number : 58/4031/M44

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