Research project

Family Demography and Health in Low and Middle-Income Countries


Lead researcher

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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Other researchers

Professor Jane Falkingham

VP Engagement and International
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Professor Maria Evandrou FAcSS


Research interests

  • ESRC: Centre for Population Change (CPC): I am Co-Director of ESRC Centre for Population Change. My collaborative work focuses on a) Increasing longevity and the changing life course, and b) Understanding intergenerational relations & exchange. For more information, please visit the CPC website.
  • ESRC CPC - Connecting Generations: I am also Co-Director of the ESRC CPC-Connecting Generations research programme. The research will investigate areas such as changing intergenerational relationships; intergenerational flows of support in later life; and work-life balance, employment and caring responsibilities in mid-life. More information on the Connecting Generations research programme here.
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Professor Sabu Padmadas

Professor of Demography & Global Health
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Lynae A. Darbes, Nuala Mcgrath, Victoria Hosegood, Mallory O. Johnson, Katherine Fritz, Thulani Ngubane & Heidi van Rooyen, 2019, JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 80(4), 404-413
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Milly Marston, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Vicky Hosegood, Tom Lutalo, Baltazar Mtenga & Basia Zaba, 2016, PLoS ONE, 11(3), 1-16
Type: article
Georges Reniers, Marylene Wamukoya, Mark Urassa, Amek Nyaguara, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Tom Lutalo, Vicky Hosegood, Simon Gregson, Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Eveline Geubbels, Amelia C Crampin, Alison Wringe, Laban Waswa, Stephen Tollman, Jim Todd, Emma Slaymaker, David Serwadda, Alison Price, Samuel Oti, Moffat J Nyirenda, Dorean Nabukalu, Constance Nyamukapa, Fred Nalugoda, Owen Mugurungi, Baltazar Mtenga, Lisa Mills, Denna Michael, Estelle McLean, Nuala McGrath, Emmanuel Martin, Milly Marston, Sewe Maquins, Francis Levira, Catherine Kyobutungi, Daniel Kwaro, Ivan Kasamba, Chifundo Kanjala, Kathleen Kahn, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Kobus Herbst, Dickman Gareta, Jeffrey W Eaton, Samuel J Clark, Kathryn Church, Menard Chihana, Clara Calvert, Donatien Beguy, Gershim Asiki, Shamte Amri, Ramadhani Abdul & Basia Zaba, 2016, International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(1), 83-93
Type: article