Role: Group leader
Department: Geography, Department of
School: Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Interests: Africa, Ageing, Built environment, Cardiovascular disease, Development/Growth, Equality/inequality, Family, Gender, Geography of disease, Global Health, History of medicine, Households, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Migration, Mortality, Non-communicable disease, Nutrition, Paediatrics, Reproduction/fertility, Risk, Well-being
I study the influences on levels and trends and spatial patterns of mortality and fertility over the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in infant mortality, maternal mortality and old age mortality and the role of medical personnel, both in influencing health and how cause of death is recorded.