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MELINDA MILLS is a Canadian and Dutch demographer. She is the Nuffield Professor of Demography and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at Nuffield College and the University of Oxford.


Her research spans a range of interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of demography, sociology, molecular genetics and statistics. Her substantive research specialises in fertility and human reproductive behaviour, assortative mating, chronotypes, labour market, COVID-19 research and implications, life course and inequality.




PhD: Demography (cum laude), University of Groningen, The Netherlands

MA: Sociology (specialization in Demography), University of Alberta, Canada

BA: Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada


Academic Awards & Positions 

(2018) Awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

(2018) Elected Fellow of the British Academy

(2018-present) Non-Executive Supervisory Board, Dutch Science Foundation (NWO)(2017-Present) Executive Council, ESRC UKRI (UK Research & Innovation)

(2012-2016) Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review 

(2007-2014) Board Member European Consortium for Sociological Research

(2009) Fellow, European Academy of Sociology

(2003-2010) Editor of International Sociology 

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