Professor Vicky Hosegood

Professor Vicky Hosegood

Professor of Demography and Family

Research interests

  • Vicky Hosegood’s current research studies focus on the demography and health of families in sub-Saharan Africa. With a special interest in South Africa her work:
  • investigates family and household factors and processes that promote health and wellbeing across the life courseimproves the measurement, collection and analysis of family demographic and health data in resource-poor settings informs the design and evaluation of family-based interventions She is a member of several research groups within the University of Southampton including Family Demography in particular that of Families in southern Africa, the ESRC-funded Centre for Population Change.

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Vicky Hosegood is a Professor in Demography and Family Health in the Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton.

She is the Director of the Postgraduate Research programme in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography.

Vicky’s expertise is in longitudinal household and population-based demographic and health research in low and middle-income countries. She has lived and worked in Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa. Her principle research interests relate to the health and welfare of families and households in sub-Saharan Africa. She has published widely on trends in health and mortality, the social and demographic impact of the HIV epidemic, family care and support of children and adults affected by HIV and AIDS, men’s health and father involvement in families, internal migration and social dynamics, and comparative longitudinal studies of HIV impact and treatment in rural communities of southern and eastern Africa.