Professor and Demographer, Macquarie University

I lecture at Macquarie University on demography and workforce planning.
I have published extensively in leading academic journals in demography and related areas on a range of topics including; fertility, family planning, mortality forecasting, population economics, population projections, immigrant labour force outcomes, workforce planning, applied demography and mathematical and statistical demography.
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My research has been supported by a range of organisations including; ARC, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, Actuaries Australia, Catholic Education Commission NSW and the McKell Institute.

I have an extensive record of service to the demographic profession. I served for ten years (1996-2006) on the National Council of the Australian Population Association (APA), being National President from 2002-04 and National Vice President from 2000-02. I was President of the NSW Regional Group of APA from 1997-2001 and Secretary/Treasurer from 2005-2007. I was Conference Convener for the 2002 APA Conference and Program Convener for the 2016 APA Conference, both of which were held in Sydney.

I hold a PhD and MSc in Social Statistics from Southampton University in the UK and a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics.


  • 1992–present
    Associate Professor, Macquarie University


    Southampton University , MSc in Social Statistics
    Warwick University, BSc(Hons) Mathematics
  • 1992 
    Southampton University, PhD, Social Statistics

Research Areas

  • Demography (1603)
  • Population Trends And Policies (160305)
  • Fertility (160302)
  • Migration (160303)


President of the Australian Population Association 2002-04