Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Mark Wheldon

Funded Fellow 2011/2012
Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee 2012
Statistics PhD 2013

Mark studied statistics and psychology as an undergraduate (University of Canterbury) and master’s student (University of Auckland) before undertaking a PhD in statistics at the University of Washington. He has also worked at COMPASS and Statistics New Zealand on census-based social indicators. In 2013, he joined the Auckland University of Technology as a lecturer in what was then the Biostatistics Unit.

Mark received his PhD in 2013, and is currently a Statistician at the United Nations Population Division in New York. He is working on estimation and projection of contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning in developing countries as part of the “Making Family Planning Count” project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology.