Dr Ernestina Coast


Dr Ernestina Coast Senior Lecturer in Population Studies Dr Coast's work focuses on the inter-relationship between social context and demographic behaviour, approached using a combination of demographic and ethnographic methods. Recent research has been externally funded by the ESRC, Wellcome Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. She has acted as adviser to a number of organisations, including DFID, UNAIDS, Marie Stopes International and DANIDA, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the African Population and Health Research Centre. Dr Coast's external work includes: Co-chair of the Working Group on Anthropological Demography for the European Association of Population Studies; Research Associate with the Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty and Policy; editorial board member for Globalisation and Health; and, member of the ESRC's Postdoctoral Assessor College. Dr Coast's work focuses on relationships, including union formation, sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS. Published work focuses on social demography in Kenya, Tanzania, India and the UK. She supervises PhD students with research projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi and Cambodia.

Recent publications

For a full list of Ernestina's publications, please see her LSE Research Online| page