Emily M D Grundy

Professor of Population Science and Director, ISER
University of Essex


Field of Study: Demography, Public Health/ Epidemiology
Specialization: Ageing, Families and Households, Mortality, Health, and Longevity
Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe
Working languages: English
Professional Summary:

I have spent all my career working in the UK although I have benefited from collaborations with colleagues in Europe and elsewhere and held two short term visiting posts in Norway and Australia. I did an MSc in Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and later a PhD from the University of London while also employed at City University (London). Subsequently I have worked at Nottingham University; King's College London, LSHTM, Cambridge University (UK), the London School of Economics and since 2017 in the Institute for Social and Economic Research (Director 2017-2020) at the University of Essex. My PhD was on life cycle influences on internal migration but most of my research has focussed on ageing and health. I have developed and delivered teaching in gerontology, demography and geography programmes. I was Sec General & Treasurer of IUSSP 2009-13 and Council member for Europe 2013-2016 . I am a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Fellow of British Academy

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Research grants:
European Research Council Advanced award: Family life courses, intergenerational exchanges and later life health; UK Economic and Social Research Council : PATHWAYS: Biosocial influences on health. http://pathways.lshtm.ac.uk/. UK ESRC. Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS - Co-I).

ESRC Research Centre for Micro-Social Change (MiSoC).