Professor Edith Gray

BA (UC), GradDip (Population Health), MA (Demography), PhD (Demography) (ANU)
Professor, Head of School
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Family change

My main area of research is family demography. I am currently involved in researching the following areas:

  • Inequality in family formation
  • Repartnering, cohabitation and living-apart-together relationships
  • Fertility, contraception and travelling for reproductive care
  • Parenting
  • Men's involvement in family life
  • Civic involvement

Other research interests

  • Data quality
  • Use of longitudinal data
  • Ethical issues in research


Associate Professor Edith Gray is Professor and Head of the School of Demography in the ANU's Research School of Social Sciences. She has led a number of research projects in the area of family demography, and is currently involved in three international research collaborations: the Generations and Gender Project; Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policy; and Inequality of first family formation. She has been a Chief Investigator on six ARC Discovery Projects on family formation, fertility, dissolution and life course trajectories.

Edith also provides research expertise through government and non-government consultancies, is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Research (2007-2014), and was the Convenor of the 17th Biennial Australian Population Association conference.


Projects and Grants

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

Return to top

Updated:  09 December 2022 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers