Professor, Economic History Department
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Co-Director of the LSE Historical Economic Demography (HED) Group
Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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I am currently conducting research on three broad topics in the history of health and historical economic demography:
Assessing factors influencing children's health and growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Measuring how early life health has changed over time and the influence of early life exposure to disease on later health outcomes
Assessing fertility differentials between social groups in early modern England
These projects span chronological and geographical boundaries from early modern England to twentieth-century Japan.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, I received a bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound with a major in History and a minor in Biology. I then studied for an M Phil in Economic and Social History at St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford before moving to Nuffield College for my doctorate. I have worked at LSE since 2015. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, gardening, hanging out with my dog and hiking.