I am a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Demography, where I teach and supervise undergraduate courses/research projects in Demography. I am also a PhD Candidate in Demography and Population Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. My research is in the field of social demography and primarily concerns the social determinants of health and well-being with a particular focus on the role of digital sources of data. For example, my doctoral research is examining opportunities for advancing sexual health information for young African adults in the digital age. I am also interested in understanding how family and social dynamics/cohesion affect population health.
I mostly use data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), but recently, I have been using data from online sources such as surveys and social media platforms. My work has been featured in journals such as Plos ONE, Health & Place, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BMC Paediatrics, as well as others.