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Rebecca Sear

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country of residence:
United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom
Gender: F

Member since: 2004
Membership No: 21655
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Anthropology, Demography, Medical/ Life Science

Specialization: Biodemography and Genetics, Fertility, Mortality, Health, and Longevity

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 2001 , University College London , Anthropology

Working languages: English

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Professional Summary:

My background is interdisciplinary: after an education in Zoology (BSc, Nottingham University), Statistics (Diploma, University College London) and Biological Anthropology (MSc and PhD, Unversity College London), I taught demography at the London School of Economics for 8 years before becoming a Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University. I moved to the Department of Population Health at LSHTM in April 2012, and now run the Evolutionary Demography Group there.

I'm interested in developing the emerging discipline of evolutionary demography, and in promoting more comparative, cross-cultural work in demography, making use of data from all world regions. I have particular research interests in relationships between family and fertility, and health and demographic outcomes. I tweet at @rebeccasear