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Alison Bashford is Laureate Professor in History and Director of the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW, Sydney, and Honorary Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge. Her work connects the history of science, global history, and environmental history into new assessments of the modern world, from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Alison Bashford has recently focused on the geopolitics of world population, presented in two books: The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Re-reading the Principle of Population, with Joyce E. Chaplin (Princeton University Press, 2016) and Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth (Columbia University Press, 2014). Before taking up her Research Chair at UNSW, Alison Bashford was the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Alison Bashford is a Fellow of the British Academy and was awarded the Dan David Prize for her contribution to the history of health and medicine in 2021.