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Dr Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

Research Fellow

BS (Public Health) Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, MA (Population Studies), PhD (Demography) ANU

Primary affiliation:

Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health, the University of Melbourne

Research streams: 

Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi is a CEPAR Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne, mentored by Professor Peter McDonald. Prior to this, she worked at the ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy and School of Demography (formerly the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute) where she carried out her postdoctoral research on fertility regulation and abortion in Iran. 

Before moving to Australia, she has a longstanding career with the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education as Head of the Population and Health Data Unit responsible for design, implementation and data analysis of several national surveys in teh areas of reproductive health, fertility, adolescence and ageing. Over the last 10 years, she has collaborated in different research projects funded by such agencies as the Wellcome Trust, WHO, UNFPA, GDN and GERPA and the Australian Research Council. Meimanat is currently working on demographic perspectives of ageing in Australia exploring spatial patterns of older Australians, and factors associated with their living arrangements and health conditions.