Dr Bernard Baffour

PhD Social Statistics; MSc Social Statistics; MSc Applied Statistics; BSc (hons) Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Survey Methodology

Census Methodology

Official Statistics

Statistical Methods for Sparse Data


Indigenous Demography



Bernard Baffour completed his PhD in social statistics from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, where he investigated the statistical properties of triple system capture-recapture estimators in population censuses, and subsequently undertook a post-doctoral fellowship examining the relationship between weather and health, through quantifying the impact drops in temperature had on hospital admissions. 

Prior to joining the School of Demography at the ANU in 2017, he was a research fellow in social statistics at the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland from 2012 where he contributed to consultancy projects and provided methodological support to a wide range of social scientists, while developing a research focus in survey research and official statistics. Bernard has methodological expertise in survey methods and the analysis of complex data. He has a diverse range of experience in working across a wide spectrum of areas from education, sociology, epidemiology, demography and operational research. 


Current student projects

Reiko Okumura-Rougeaux - Youth Employment pathways in Indonesia

Tita Tabije - The role of socio-economic structure on fertility and mortality in Australia's capital cities: 1991-2016

Ester Lazzari - An assessment of the demographic contribution of assisted reproductive technologies in Australia


Past student projects

Munkhbadar Judger - Masters in Demography 2018 - Patterns of Fertility in Mongolia: has the pro-natalist policy influenced chilbearing?


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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