Dr Amie Kamanda

Amie Kamanda

Senior Research Associate

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 4493

Email: amie.kamanda@port.ac.uk


I hold a PhD in Demography and Social Statistics and an MSc in Demography, both obtained from the University of Southampton. Between 2011 and 2015, I researched the demographic and human rights consequences of the Sierra Leonean civil war (1991-2002) for my PhD. I joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Portsmouth in April 2015 as a Senior Research Associate on the British Council Newton Institutional Links funded project ‘What happens to the family when women migrate?’ This is an international collaborative programme on the impact of female international migration on: poverty, children, elderly, spouse and fertility in East Java (2015-2017).

Research projects

My current research interests are in the field of migration, global health, development, and human rights. My primary research interests are in the field of demographic consequences of armed conflict, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Specific areas include: forced migration, human rights violations, population reconstruction and excess mortality. I am also interested in researching the socio-economic impacts of female labour migration in low and middle income countries.


Bijak J, Kamanda A & Lubman S. (2012). Pre-war ethnic composition of, and population displacements from war-affected areas of Croatia in the period 25 June 1991–31 December 1993. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Kamanda A. (2015). The challenges of researching the demographic consequences of conflict: reflections on the Sierra Leonean civil war, 1991-2002.DEMOTRENDS

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Kamanda A. (20I3). The demography of conflict, an interdisciplinary field. In (Ed.) Kamanda M. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and development 1 (2), 1-13.

Kamanda A. (2013). Forced displacement during the Sierra Leonean civil war, 1991-2002.The Journal of Sierra Leone Studies 2 (2).