Our featured speaker, Melinda Mills, has been at the frontlines of data-driven decision-making throughout the pandemic, regularly advising the UK Government's response and appearing in various news outlets and forums, including the BBC and the Science and Technology Innovation Program. Her talk will explore some of the unique challenges that this extraordinary era has presented for data-driven decision-making.
Melinda Mills is the Nuffield Professor of Demography and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS) 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 specializes in fertility and human reproductive behaviour, assortative mating, chronotypes, labour market, life course and inequality, and more recently COVID-19 research and implications.
Our Connect2Learn series is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning and exchange among all CAnD3 members, including researchers from population research fields in universities in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Germany, Canadian partners from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and CAnD3 trainees.
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