dr. Corry Gellatly
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Corry Gellatly is a biologist whose research is broadly in the areas of population biology, evolutionary theory and human social evolution. His PhD thesis was on the population genetics and evolution of the human sex ratio – it put forward an individual selection model for sex ratio evolution, and through analysis of genealogical data, provided empirical evidence for heritability of sex ratio in humans. The study of sex ratio and sex differences in a contemporary and historical context are an important part of Corry's current research, which is focussed on contemporary social and genetic evolution in humans, i.e. evolution that has occurred within the past 1,000 years.

As a visiting researcher with the Social and Economic History research group since 2011 and now an in situ postdoctoral researcher from January 2014 on, Corry has been applying his expertise with web and database technologies to the collation and analysis of historical datasets, including the reconstruction of historical populations from genealogical records.

As part of an NWO funded project examaining the biological and institutional basis of increasing life expectancy in Europe, Corry is working with a number of historical data sources and applying evolutionary theories of ageing to research questions that are of interest to biologists and historians alike, e.g. causes of the demographic transition and increasing life expectancy. He works in collaboration with the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University.

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Gellatly, C. (2016). Prenatal sex selection and female infant mortality are more common in India after firstborn and second-born daughters. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71 (3), (pp. 269–274).
  2016 - Other output
C. Gellatly (01.04.2016). ‘Til death us do part: the increase in longevity of elderly married individuals in the early modern North Sea area, 1600-1900. ESSHC, European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC).
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Gellatly, C. (2015). Reconstructing Historical Populations from Genealogical Data Files. In Gerrit Bloothooft, Christen Peter, Kees Mandemakers & Marijn Schraagen (Eds.), Population Reconstruction (pp. 111-128). Springer International Publishing.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
  0 - Other output
C. Gellatly (0). Does high maternal age pose a greater risk to male births?. Institute for Ageing and Health Seminar Series.
C. Gellatly (0). How does marriage affect length of life? Analysis of the TRA* dataset from nineteenth century France. Co-author: Charlotte Störmer. 44th Annual Conference, British Society of Gerontology.
C. Gellatly (0). Reconstructing historical populations from genealogical data. Workshop 'Population Reconstruction'.
C. Gellatly (0). Survival Benefits of Marriage for Men and Women in Nineteenth-century France. Co-author: Charlotte Störmer. The Europe of Women, International Conference.
C. Gellatly (0). The purpose of this meeting was to bring together academic researchers and genealogical experts to explore the possibilities and conditions of using genealogical data for scientific research purposes. Expert Workshop 'Using Genealogical Data in Scientific Research'.
C. Gellatly (0). The Role of Household Wealth in Sex Selective Abortion and Premature Death of Females in India. Co-author: Marion Petrie. XVIIth World Economic History Congress.
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Additional functions and activities

Management and development of administrative and research databases.

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dr. C. Gellatly Contact details
Onbekend Gebouw

Onbekend 9999
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The Netherlands

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