Dr Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi

PhD in Demography (ANU), MA in Population Studies (ANU), Bs in Public Health (Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 7037

Areas of expertise

  • Demography 4403
  • Family And Household Studies 440301
  • Population Trends And Policies 440305
  • Public Health 4206
  • Social Determinants Of Health 420606
  • Health Informatics And Information Systems 420308

Research interests



Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Population projections 


Family formation and consanguinity marriage



Researcher's projects

Personal research projects

- Ageing in Australia and Asia

- Fertility transition and population policies in Iran

- Abortion: causes, consequences and policy implications

Shared research projects

-   Low fertility and its policy implications in five selected provinces of Iran [Iran NIHR, 2018-2021]

-  Asian demographic and human capital population projection: A multi-dimensional multi-state population models in demographic analysis and projections, focusing on modeling human capital formation (education and health) and urbanization in Iran [Funded by ADRI, 2018-2021]

-   The role of education attaiments on trends and prospects of cross-sectional study of cohort fertility in Iran [VID and CEPAR, 2017]

-  Drivers and Decision Making Processes of Irregular Migration Among Afghans in Iran [Funded by Australia Departmnt of Immigration and Border Protection 2014-2016]

-  Demographic Consequences of Asian Disasters: Family Dynamics, Social Capital and Migration Patterns. [Funded by ARC 2012-2015].

-  Recent Trends of Fertility in Iran: Application of the Own-Children Method to the 2011 Census [Funded by Iran's SCI, 2013].

-  Assessing Unsafe Abortion in Two Islamic Countries: Iran and Indonesia [Funded by WHO, 2010-2011].

-  Trends and Level of Fertility in Iran: Application of Own-Children Method to the 2006 Census data [Funded by Statistical Centre of Iran in 2010].

-  Family Planning and Rural Fertility Decline in Iran: A Study in Program   Evaluation, funded by Global Development Network [Funded by GDN in 2009].

-   Childbearing, Labour Supply, and Women’s Well being in Old Age in Iran [Funded by GERPA in 2008].

-  The 2010 Iran Demographic and Health Survey [Funded by the Iran Ministry of Health].

-  The 2008 Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (IMES) for Family Health Programs [Funded by the Iran Ministry of Health].

-  The 2005 Iran Low Fertility Survey [Funded by Wellcome Trust].

-  The 2002 Iran Fertility Transition Survey [Funded by Wellcome Trust].

-  The 2000 Iran Demographic and Health Survey [Funded by the Iran Ministry of Health].

Past student projects

Nasibeh Zanjary, 2012-2016: Successful Ageing in Iran: Conceptualization, Instrument Development and Validation. PhD research project


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