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Dr. Sayeed Unisa
Dr. Sayeed   Unisa Professor
Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics
Phone: 91-22-42372430 (Direct line)
Fax: +91-22-25563257
  • 1992 Doctorate of Philosophy, Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, India
  • 1987 Mater of Philosophy, Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, India
  • 1984 Master of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
  • 1982 Master of Science, Statistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Position Held
  • (August 2008 to date)
    Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • July 1991 to July 2008
    Successively, Reader /Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • May 2009 to July 2009
    Visiting Professor International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
    (Under Bilateral Collaboration Programme of Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO))

Research Interest:
  • Mathematical Demography, Infertility,Nutrition, Epidemiology, Gender, Education

Publications :
  • Books: Three published, two forthcoming
  • Articles/ Papers in Journals and Chapters in Books: 65
  • Papers presented at International Conferences and Invited Lectures: 40
  • Research Projects/Reports: 53

Awards Honour and Carrier Highlights
  • 2013
    Chairperson and session organizer on the issue of “Infertility: addressing its causes and providing treatment” in XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Organized by International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) – Busan, South Korea, 26-31 Aug 2013
  • 2013-14
    Technical Advisory Committee member of project - Rapid Survey of Children, Indian Human Development Survey
  • 2010-12
    Treasurer, Indian Association for Study of Population
  • 2009
    Financial grants to carryout research work on ‘Prenatal diagnostic techniques and sex ratio at birth in India’ at International Institute for Social Studies, Netherland under bilateral exchange programme of social scientist through ICSSR and NWO (Netherland Government)
  • 2008-12
    Elected Executive Member of Indian Association for Study of Population
  • 2007
    Resource Person of 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, October 29-31, 2007, Hyderabad, India
  • 2006
    Chairperson of the session “Access to Education: Leveling the Playing Field” in the seminar on Gender and Access in South Asia, Organized by International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) – Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies(BIDS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 14-18 2006.
  • 2004
    Resource person for The Indo-US Joint working Group on Contraception and Reproductive Health, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, USA
  • 2001
    The Royan International Research Award for outstanding research on Infertility, UNFPA Iran and The Royan Institute of Infertility, Iran
  • 1998
    Ford Foundation Fellowship for attending Course at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
  • 1996
    Ford Foundation award for research work on ‘Social Psychological Consequences of Childlessness in Andhra Pradesh, India (This study was selected in international competition of proposals on reproductive health by UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank/Ford Foundation

Peer Review Activities
  • Population Studies, International Family Planning Perspective, International Journal of Statistical Sciences, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, World Development, Journal of Biosocial Science, Reproductive Health Matters, Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Maternal and Child Health, Demography India, Indian Journal of Social Work, Journal of Family Welfare

International and National Conferences/Seminars Organized
  • International Seminar on “Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues, Challenges and the Future” Organized by International Institute for Population Sciences and Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED, Paris, France), at IIPS, during 30-31 October 2014(Jointly with Rozee Virginie, Post- Doctoral Fellow at IIPS)
  • “National Seminar on Population, Health and Environment” 21-23 March, 2013, Organized jointly by International Institute for Population Sciences and Indian Institute for Forest Management, Bhopal (Jointly with sex other coordinators)
  • “Seminar on Demography: International Perspective and Challenges for India,” Organized jointly by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Viena, Austria and Technology Information,Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi , February 12 – 13, 2010, IIPS, Mumbai(Jointly with S.Lahiri and Aprajita Chattopadhyay)
  • Organized workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Policy Makers, Organized jointly with CORT, NIHFW, Gujarat Government, November 11, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai (Funded by An alliance of WHO and Welcome Trust)
  • Organized International Conference on “Emerging Population Issues in Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges for 21st Century,” December 10-13, 2006, Mumbai, (Jointly with other six coordinators)
  • Organized International Conference on Socio-Medical Prospective of Childlessness, September 23-27, 2002, Goa (Sponsored by UNFPA, Ford Foundation, and Government of Goa
  • Organized National Seminar on Population and Development, March 13 - 15, 2000, State Institute for Health and Family welfare, Hyderabad (Jointly with Prof. G. Rama Rao)

Professional Affiliation
  • Member of International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) - 2004 onwards
  • Member of Population Association of America (PAA), 2004, 2006, 2010
  • Member of Asian Population Association (APA), 2009-2010
  • Life Member of Indian Association for Study of Population (IASP)
  • Life Member of Indian Association for Social Science and Health (IASSH)
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Probability and Statistics (ISPS)

Country visited :
  • United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine, South Korea, Iran, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia

Teaching and Research Experience:
  • Coordinator of Ph.D. Programme 2015 onwards
  • Experience of Guidance:
    Ph.D – Nine awarded, three submitted, two are going to submit the thesis, and eight are currently registered
    M.Phil. – Fourteen
    Coordinator of M.P.S/M.Phil.. Programme 2003-2005

  • Lead Technical Support Agency for Baseline Survey for SWABHIMAAN Women’s Nutrition Demonstration Programme in Phase 1 States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha), Funded by UNICEF, Sayeed Unisa, Aparajita Chattopadhyay, Prakash Fulpagare, Sarang Padgoanker, and Preeti Dillhon
  • Comprehensive Nutrition Survey in Maharashtra, funded by UNICEF, F.Ram, Sayeed Unisa, Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Prakash Fulpagare
  • Comprehensive Nutrition Survey in Gujarat, funded by DWCD, Government of Gujarat, F.Ram, Sayeed Unisa, Aparajita Chattopadhyay, Sarang Padgoanker, and Prakash Fulpagare
  • Evidence Based Decision Making, Sayeed Unisa, Aparajita Chattopadhyay funded by Wellcome Trust
  • Access and Utilization of Services for Prevention and Management of Infertility in the Primary Health Care System in India funded by UNICEF (Conducted at National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai)
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