Dr Mark Collinson

Dr Mark Collinson

Job Title: Senior Researcher: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand;
Co-Theme Leader: Households Responses to Shocks and Stresses.
Co-Theme Leader: Demographic Levels, Trends and Transitions, Agincourt Unit


PhD (Epidemiology and Public Health), University of Umeå, Sweden, 2009
MSc(Med), University of the Witwatersrand, 2007
BSc (Maths & Stats), University of South Africa, 1994

Previous Posts: Field Site Manager and Researcher, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1998-2011;
Project Coordinator, Hospital Information System Evaluation. Northern Province Department of Health and Welfare, Pietersburg, South Africa, 1997-1998;
Clinical Audit and Risk Manager, Riverside Community Health Care Trust, Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 1995-1996;
Researcher, Health Systems Development Unit, Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1991-1992;
IT Systems Developer, Department of Health, Gazankulu, South Africa, 1988-1990;

Research Interests: Migration, Livelihoods and Health; Demographic Levels, Trends and Transitions; Longitudinal statistical analysis in the fields of demography and public health, with special focus on migration and health; Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems;

Honorary Positions: Guest Researcher, Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Sweden
Leader: INDEPTH Network Working Group on Migration, Urbanisation and Health
Research Associate, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University, USA.
Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Additional Comments: Mark Collinson lives and works in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge, northeast South Africa, near the Agincourt field site.