Emeritus Professor of Demography; Associate Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
David Coleman has the BA degree in Zoology from Oxford University and the Ph.D in Demography from the London School of Economics. He was appointed the Professor of Demography at Oxford University in 2002 and was a Fellow of St. John’s College until retirement in 2013.
Previously he was the Lecturer in Demography and also served as the Special Adviser to the Home Secretary and later to the Ministers for Housing and Environment in the UK Government.
He was Lecturer in Physical Anthropology at University College London from 1970 to 1980. He served as a science teacher in Advanced Teachers’ College, Kano (Voluntary Service Overseas) 1968-9. He retired in 2013 as Professor Emeritus.
In 2012 he was awarded the Valentinevskiye Chteniya Gold Medal by the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and in 2016 the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Prize for communication in Demography at the Population Council, New York.
Research interests include international demographic trends in the developed world and their socio-economic consequences, immigration trends and policies; and the demography of ethnic minorities.
He has written or edited eight books and written over 150 published academic papers.