Researchers from the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science discussed their disruptive demographic research with members of the Leverhulme Trust and Board during a visit to the Centre.
On Thursday 1 February, the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science welcomed representatives from the Leverhulme Trust, its primary funder, to their central Oxford offices. Alan Jope, Chair-elect of the Leverhulme Trust Board, and Professor Anna Vignoles, Director of the Leverhulme Trust, were joined by Elizabeth Dymond, Director of Finance, and Katharyn Lanaro, Grants Officer.
During their visit, the Leverhulme Trust representatives toured the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and discussed the diverse demographic research undertaken by the Centre’s researchers.
Professor Anna Vignoles, Director of the Leverhulme Trust, said ‘It was fantastic to chat to the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science team and hear more about how they are disrupting and realigning demography for the benefit of populations worldwide.’
Since its launch in 2019, the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science has been primarily funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The visit follows a successful mid-term review by the Trust, with funding running to 2029.
Alan Jope, former CEO of Unilever and Chair-elect of the Leverhulme Trust Board, said ‘We are delighted to continue supporting the great work of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and look forward to witnessing the exciting future ahead.’
The Leverhulme Trust’s visit also marks six months of the Demographic Science Unit, launched by the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and based at Oxford Population Health.
Professor Sir Rory Collins, Head of Oxford Population Health, said ‘The Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science has been an invaluable addition to Oxford Population Health, with its interdisciplinary research in demography offering new insights into population health that are helping us lead human health forward.’
During the tour, the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science team gave an overview of how their diverse demographic research – including population displacement, climate change, life expectancy, population health, genetics, computational research, and more – is disrupting and realigning demography, thanks to funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
Professor Melinda Mills, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and Demographic Science Unit, said ‘With Demography Day round the corner, this visit has been a perfect opportunity to showcase our demographic expertise to our main funder. On behalf of everyone at the Centre, I would like to thank the Leverhulme Trust and all our wonderful funders for making every day a demography day at the Centre.’
The European Day of Demography celebrates demographic achievements and takes place this Sunday 4 February.