Thomas (Tom) Austin Moultrie is the Director of the Centre for Actuarial Research in the University of Cape Town. Tom is a demographer‚ and studied under Dr. Ian Timaeus at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His particular research interests relate to the measurement and analysis of fertility and birth intervals in South and Southern Africa. After completing his PhD at the end of 2001‚ he returned to Cape Town as a postdoctoral Fellow in Demography‚ based at the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe). At the beginning of 2005‚ he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in CARe. He has published in internationally respected journals (Journal of Southern African Studies‚ and Population Studies) and worked closely with Professor Dorrington and Dr. Timaeus as part of team contracted to perform the analysis of fertility and mortality data collected in the 2001 South Africa Census.