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Associate Professor Edith Gray

BA (UC), GradDip (Population Health), MA (Demography), PhD (Demography) (ANU)
Assoc Prof, 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


Edith is a Fellow whose current research examines family transitions over the life course.

She is involved in three international research collaborations:

  • Generations and Gender project
  • Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policy
  • Inequality of first family formation

Edith is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Research (2007-2014)

She was also the Convenor of the 17th Biennial Australian Population Association conference held in Hobart, December 2014.



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Updated:  29 May 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers