Zhongwei Zhao

Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts & Social Sciences

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Zhongwei Zhao


Since Zhongwei Zhao graduated from University of Cambridge with a PhD in 1993, he had worked at the East-West Centre in Hawaii, University of New South Wales, Australian National University, and University of Cambridge. Since 2008, he has been a professor at the School of Demography at ANU. Zhao has been doing research in a wide range of areas including Historical demography, Computer microsimulation, Fertility, Mortality, Changes in kinship structure and household composition, Famine demography, Inequality in population health, Environmental impacts on mortality changes, and Population changes in Asia. He has co-edited three books (published by Oxford University Press and Routledge) and published more than 80 journal articles and book chapters. Many of these papers have been published by world leading demography journals (including six in Population and Development Review). Zhao has been the single author or leading author of almost all these papers. Zhongwei Zhao has made presentation at many international conferences and been invited to give lectures and seminars in major demographic research centres and institutes in many countries (e.g. Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Stanford University, MPIDR in Germany, INED in France, VID in Austria). Since 2000, as a chief investigator, co-investigators, associate investigator, or team member, Zhao has been involved in applying for, and been awarded, about 20 grants to support research projects, international conferences, publishing academic books, and other research needs from international funding agencies, governments, universities, private sectors, and other sources. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees for ICDDR,B, a leading international research centre in the world in 2013-2016.


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