Biography

  • Dharma is Director of the Centre for Population and Urban Research. He received his PhD in Demography from the Australian National University in 1992 and was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Centre, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) from 1991-1994. Before joining Monash University in January 2006, he taught at the Department of Societies and Cultures, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand from 1995-2005.

    Dharma’s research focus is in the field of social demography including fertility, family formation and change, family/household structure, health and migration. He has carried out extensive research on family formation in New Zealand (marriage, cohabitation, separation and childbearing). Dharma has recently co-authored the first ever book of its kind on New Zealand family (The New Zealand Family From 1840: A Demographic History, Auckland University Press, pp.454, 2007). He has expertise and experience in designing, planning and undertaking large scale sample surveys. Together with other scholars at Monash, Dharma is currently involved in analysing data from a national level survey on social cohesion in Australia.

    Qualifications

    POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TERTIARY TEACHING
    Institution: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Year awarded: 2001
    DEMOGRAPHY
    Institution: Australian National University
    Year awarded: 1992
    MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
    Institution: Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Year awarded: 1984
    CERTIFICATE IN POPULATION STUDIES
    Institution: International Institute for Population Sciences, Bombay, India
    Year awarded: 1984
    MATHEMATICS
    Institution: Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Year awarded: 1980

  • Dharma is Director of the Centre for Population and Urban Research. He received his PhD in Demography from the Australian National University in 1992 and was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Centre, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) from 1991-1994. Before joining Monash University in January 2006, he taught at the Department of Societies and Cultures, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand from 1995-2005.

    Dharma’s research focus is in the field of social demography including fertility, family formation and change, family/household structure, health and migration. He has carried out extensive research on family formation in New Zealand (marriage, cohabitation, separation and childbearing). Dharma has recently co-authored the first ever book of its kind on New Zealand family (The New Zealand Family From 1840: A Demographic History, Auckland University Press, pp.454, 2007). He has expertise and experience in designing, planning and undertaking large scale sample surveys. Together with other scholars at Monash, Dharma is currently involved in analysing data from a national level survey on social cohesion in Australia.

    Qualifications

    POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TERTIARY TEACHING
    Institution: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Year awarded: 2001
    DEMOGRAPHY
    Institution: Australian National University
    Year awarded: 1992
    MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
    Institution: Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Year awarded: 1984
    CERTIFICATE IN POPULATION STUDIES
    Institution: International Institute for Population Sciences, Bombay, India
    Year awarded: 1984
    MATHEMATICS
    Institution: Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Year awarded: 1980

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