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Dept. Population Studies

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London, WC1E 7HT

United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom


Membership Number :21655

Rebecca Sear

Reader, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

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

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

Highest Degree Level:

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

Working languages:
  • - English

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

Member since: 2004