Melinda Mills - Research

Further information about research projects, publications and teaching.

See Academic Profile page.

Core research topics


I have published review articles in HRU and EJP in addition to numerous publications exploring demographic, sociological and biodemography of fertility and infertility.


SOCIOGENOME is comprehensive study of the role of genes and gene-environment (GxE) interaction on reproductive behaviour, funded by the ERC. This is an exciting new research field with further information on

Internet dating

I have ongoing work with the eDarling and data covering topics such as racial preferences, gay and lesbian internet daters, what divorced singles want and other types of homogamy.

Nonstandard work schedules 

A variety of work on the impact of nonstandard schedules (evening, night employment) on family life, including a new book Out of Time.

Survival and event history analysis 

I have written an accessible and comprehensive textbook in R (and Stata) showing script and do files and applications and examples of this useful method.

Life course research

A variety of publications focus on life course theory and adopting a life course sequence and multistate approach.

Families and societies

'Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations’ is a collaborative research project financed by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme. Led by L.Olah University of Stockholm, I am co-leader of Working Package: ‘The changing role of children and societal implications: Assisted reproduction, late fertility and childlessness’​


I teach the course Life Course Research in the new MPhil in Sociology and Demography

I also lecture on Sociology and Genetics in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Human Sciences Degree​


I keep an updated list of my publications on my personal website. Please visit for further information about my academic work and interests.