As well as my active research, I am involved in several research networks, including:
- demotrends, a collaborative blog for demographers and those interested in population research
- a network for researchers who are studying migration and fertility.
- and I also include some links to my previous work with London College of Communication on data visualisation
The demotrends blog aims to connect population researchers who are working across topics, institutions, and countries. The typical audience is any researcher, from any discipline, who has an interest in demography and population studies. Demotrends welcomes contributions from anyone who would like to get involved, including one-off posts and research spotlights. Although much of the demotrends content relates to demography, we have a very broad view of what can be included.
Please get in touch with me or my demotrends colleagues (listed below) if you’d like to contribute. We’d love to hear from you.
Network for research on migration and fertility
There is a long history of research on migrant fertility, and quite a few people are actively working on the topic today. Along with a number of colleagues, I have been involved in several information sharing networks since I began my PhD. The latest of these is organised by Eleonora Mussino, Katharina Wolf and Elisabeth Kraus. For more information on this, and if you would like to discuss anything relating to migrant fertility, then please contact me. At some point in the future, I plan to publish a bibliography on the topic, but in the meantime the following paper is very useful to help navigate the history of migrant fertility research:
Myers, G. C., & Macisco, J. J. (1975). Revised Bibliography on Migration and Fertility. International Migration Review, 9(2), 221–231. [link]
Between 2011 and 2013, I worked on a collaboration between London School of Economics (LSE) and London College of Communication (LCC). This project aimed to connect social science research experts (at LSE) with experts in visualisation and design (at LCC). The project website is here. My own involvement was to propose a research topic (in my case, migration statistics), and then to work alongside Masters students who chose to create a one-page poster relating to my topic. Several students chose to work with me, and we aimed to pick one “story” from the statistics. I should emphasise that the students did almost all the work, teaching me quite a lot about visualisation along the way. You can see their posters here, the last of which was also turned into a video: