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 East Africa and involves the use of parish registers to reconstruct historical trends in child mortality. My aim is to understand when and why child mortality rates began to decline in East Africa in order to provide an historical context to the great epidemiological changes in the region during the last century.
I am an ESRC funded PhD student (2015-19) working with Dr Sarah Walters in the Department for Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, 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.
Edward Morgan BSc MSc PgCert FRGS