I am a demographer with a passion for adventurous expeditions and population research. My research in demography is principally motivated by two underlying aims: to understand the interplay between population dynamics and socioeconomic development in the global south and to chart the course of long term population change in these settings.
My doctoral research has a strong regional focus in West Africa and involves the use of catholic parish registers to reconstruct historical population patterns. My aim is to piece together pockets of demographic history in West Africa and to understand the prevailing population patterns in areas and during times that predate complete civil registration and reliable census records.
I am an ESRC funded PhD student working with Dr Sarah Walters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For 2015-16, I held visiting scholar positions at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Sapienza University of Rome as part of the European Doctoral School of Demography programme.