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Dr Carla Pezzulo

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Socio-economic determinants of poverty, health and education in low and middle-income countries
  • Development Studies and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Spatial analysis of demographics and socio-economic indicators

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Address: B39, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo 
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Carla Pezzulo is Senior Research Fellow and technical lead of the Geo-demography and Social Statistics group at WorldPop (, School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Carla is an expert in analysis of household survey data and construction of demographic, health and socio-economic indicators in low- and middle-income countries, including all geographic and spatial aspects of survey data. During her time at WorldPop, she has worked extensively on investigating, constructing and analysing demographic, health and socio-economic indicators derived from household survey data in low- and middle-income regions.

Carla focuses on several aspects of population characteristics including child mortality and maternal health, fertility, poverty, school attendance and literacy, nutrition, and demographics. She leads social science aspects of research from producing indicators, analysing all data produced and ensuring their integrity, to enabling the construction of high-resolution maps using household survey indicators.

Carla is lead author and co-author on many high impact journal articles. In recent studies, she explored the geographic patterns of demographic aspects of the population such as fertility rates and age structures. She has also worked extensively on school attendance and accessibility and investigated the determinants of out-of-school youth of secondary school age in low- and middle-income countries.

Carla has led and co-led several grants and projects including those funded by USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, and strengthened collaborations with external partners. She is currently leading a project funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) on constructing an online interactive geospatial health and development indicator atlas for India to support CIFF planning activities.

Carla has a PhD in International Cooperation and Development. In her thesis she analysed the geographic and socioeconomic determinants of accessing health care facilities by young women in Kenya, using multilevel modelling techniques. During her studies she gained a multidisciplinary profile ranging from development economics, demography and political science and international cooperation. Carla also conducted field research in Kenya, where she interviewed young women in rural areas and urban slums on reproductive behaviours. 

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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