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Mrs Teresa McGowan 

Research Manager

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Teresa McGowan is Research Manager of the ESRC funded Centre for Population Change based in Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

Teresa has been working at the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) since its creation in January 2009. In her role as Research Manager Teresa leads a team of knowledge exchange and communication professionals and research administrators. She is responsible for managing a scientific portfolio of research on demographic change, primarily focused on the United Kingdom with some cross-country comparative projects. Topics in her portfolio include fertility and family change, migration and mobility, intergenerational exchange and ageing, demographic estimation and forecasting and constitutional change.

Teresa is Editor in Chief of the CPC Working Paper and Briefing Paper Series and liaison person to Population Europe, a network of over 40 European demographic institutes who aim to disseminate population research.

Teresa has a special interest in knowledge mobilisation and improvement of demographic literacy. She has been involved in several projects to expand engagement with public and policy audiences, including an international demographic exhibition.

Teresa previously worked as a Researcher on two ESRC funded projects aimed at enhancing the use of quantitative methods among undergraduates. She holds a degree in Demography and a Masters in Social Statistics.  Teresa is currently studying for a Diploma in the Leadership of Research Management.

Research interests

Teresa’s research interests include the supply and demand of quantitative skills, Census and administrative data and communicating demographic data to lay audiences.

Research projects:

Co-Investigator, ESRC Additional Knowledge Exchange Activity 2017, Improving public understanding of the implications of Brexit for migration and migrants.

Co-Investigator, ESRC ISCF Additional Funding 2017, Demographic change in the era of Brexit – what does industry need to know?

ESRC UK in a changing Europe Commissioning Fund 2016, Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain.

Engagement lead, ESRC UK in a changing Europe 2016, Understanding the drivers and consequences of population changes in the UK in the context of a changing Europe.

Co-Investigator (Southampton), ESRC Knowledge Exchange scheme 2013, How to get to 100 and enjoy it exhibition UK.

Co-Investigator, ESRC Festival of Social Science 2011, The world at 7 billion.

Co-Investigator, ESRC Festival of Social Science 2010, Leaving home in the 21st Century: what does the future hold?


2012 Office for National Statistics (ONS) review of population estimates following the 2011 Census results (with Professor Falkingham)

2011 Office for National Statistics (ONS) review of the methods of imputation used in the 2011 Census (with Professor Falkingham).

2010 Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton, report on local area population projections to 2024 (with Professors Falkingham and Padmadas).

2010 Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) overview of existing knowledge on demographic issues, projections and trends in relation to older people with high support needs in the UK (with Professors Falkingham, Evandrou, Bowes and Bell).

2009 Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded DISC-UK DataShare project, survey of data storage and sharing.

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