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Research interests

I am Chief Academic Officer of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics since 2018. Prior to that I held positions as consultantresearcher and project manager with a thirteen-year track record in demography, sociology and social geography from Vienna, Budapest, Dijon and Prague. I hold an award-winning PhD in demography and economics

In my previous job as a consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva my main task was to design a monitoring framework for the global population development goals adopted in 2013, for Europe, North America and Central Asia. In my previous position as a senior analyst at the Institut for Serviceudvikling I have initiated an international consortium to apply for 1.2 million euro funding at the Norway grant scheme in the sphere of knowledge transfer in youth employment. In my role as project manager at the KAICIID International Dialogue Centre in Vienna I was responsible for project design and management of a team of ten. As a researcher at both the Czech and the Austrian Academies of Science I focused inter alia on historical demography and the analysis of residential migration flow. I am the lead author of an analysis of population prospects in Europe, North America and Central Asia commissioned by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for its global population strategy of 2014 and of a monograph on the demography of Jews in Bohemia

Research areas

Demography, social geography, sociology, population policy, research outreach

Education/Academic qualification

Demography, PhD, Charles University

Award Date: 30. Aug 2010

Demography, PhD, INRA, Dijon

Award Date: 30. Aug 2010

External positions

Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

15. Nov 201715. Jul 2018

Senior Analyst, Institut for Serviceudvikling

30. Mar 201731. Aug 2017

Project Manager, Inter-religious Dialogue Center (KAICIID)

1. Feb 201431. Jan 2017

Researcher, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)

1. Jan 201330. Jun 2013

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Vienna Institute of Demography

15. Jul 201131. Jan 2014

Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Collegium Budapest

Jan 2011Jun 2011

PhD student, INRA, Institut national de la recherche agronomique

20062010

Researcher, The Czech Academy of Sciences

2004 → …

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