Hutter, Prof. Inge
Inge Hutter is Professor of Demography at the University of Groningen’s Population Research Centre and Dean at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. She studied non-Western demography at the University of Groningen and cultural anthropology at Utrecht University. She was awarded a PhD with honours by the University of Groningen. Hutter’s thesis was entitled ‘Being pregnant in rural South India; nutrition of women and well-being of children’. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher at the University of Groningen and at the NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) in The Hague. Research into culture and (reproductive and maternal) health in southern India and Africa remained a particular area of interest. In this, she adapts a participatory approach to research, where research not only contributes to scientific knowledge but also is conducted in collaboration with or translated to policy makers and interventionists. In recent years, Hutter’s research focuses on Healthy Ageing, within the interdisciplinary research programme HAPS (Healthy Ageing: Population and Society), a collaboration between demography, epidemiology at UMCG and sociology at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Since February 2011, she is coordinator Healthy Ageing for the RUG for the alfa-gamma faculties.
The Population Research Centre (PRC) researches ‘the people behind the figures’. The research programme of PRC – entitled Population Change and Health, Culture and Space - focuses on population and health, with special attention to its cultural and spatial dimensions. Besides the discipline of demography, expertise in PRC comes from researchers trained in the disciplines of epidemiology, cultural and medical anthropology, cultural geography, ageing research. Healthy Ageing and Population Decline are key research areas of PRC.
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