Professor Edith Gray

BA (UC), GradDip (Population Health), MA (Demography), PhD (Demography) (ANU)
Assoc Prof, Head of School
College Arts & 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 a Senior Research Fellow 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.

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