He is currently chair of the Asian Population Association Scientific Committee, convener for fertility of the European Population Conference, strand organiser for fertility and reproductive health for the British Society for Population Studies and editor of the series Studies in European Population published by Springer under the auspices of the European Association for Population Studies. Along with Professor Francesco Billari, he co-founded and is the editor of openpop.org, one of the world’s leading collaborative blogs on population issues.
Dr. Stuart Gietel-Basten is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention as well as a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.
He studied history and demography at the University of Cambridge (BA 2002; MPhil 2004; PhD 2008). During this time, he held short-term positions in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and the United States. Following postdoctoral positions in demography at St. John’s College, Oxford and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, he was awarded a ‘Future Research Leaders’ grant by the UK Economic and Social Research Council in 2012. He also served as the Advisor for the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in UK from January to July 2012. Gietel-Basten’s research interests focus on the interaction between population dynamics and social policy in Asia.
He has written extensively in highly regarded journals and has published over 40 articles on the subject of demographic research in East Asia, social policy in developing countries, fertility change and remeasuring and reconceptualising ageing. Currently, he is involved in a number of research projects including a large scale project on fertility ideals and intentions in China and Taiwan; a project aimed at designing a comprehensive population policy for Hong Kong SAR and a study of family formation under precarious circumstances in India, China and Europe.