Sally Sonia Simmons

Sally Sonia Simmons

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

Key Expertise

About me

Research topic:

Dynamics of the Relationship between Biomarkers, Anthropometric Indicators and Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; India, Ghana, Malawi as Exemplars


Sally is a PhD candidate in the Demography/Population Studies programme. She is a Ghanaian and holds a Masters in Population and Development (MA) from National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia, Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health from University of Roehampton in United Kingdom and Bachelor’s in Population and Health (BA) from University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Her research interests are in physical and biochemical measurements, diseases, mortality and health challenges in developing countries. Sally previously worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Demography, affiliated to National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia, where she became familiarized with professional toolkits; R, Tree Age, Python


Research interests:

Demography; physical and biochemical measurements; health issues; data and text analytics


Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone and Dr Grace Lordan

Expertise Details

Demography; Biomarkers; Anthropometrics; Health issues; Machine learning; Data and text analytics