Scientific Advisory Board

The role of the Scientific Advisory Board is to advise the Directors and staff members of the Institute. The Board evaluates the work of the Institute every three years. They make recommendations, and signal whether changes in Institute activities are called for. All members of the Scientific Advisory Board are internationally recognized scientists. They are appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society. The current members of the Scientific Advisory Board are:

Prof. Noreen Goldman, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, USA

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirkwood CBE, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Aart Liefbroer, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands

Prof. M. Giovanna Merli, Duke Population Research Center, Duke University, USA

Prof. Dr. Michael Murphy, London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom

Dr. Jacques Vallin, Institut national d'études démographiques (INED), Paris, France

Prof. Dr. Rudi G. J. Westendorp, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.