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Roland Hosner, MA
Survey Statistician

Roland is a quantitative sociologist and migration researcher, currently designing and coordinating a microcensus survey for the project Mapping for Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Supporting humanitarian causes and human rights is the underlying reason for Roland's career as a researcher, and this is what brought him to Flowminder. At Flowminder Roland can work with likeminded colleagues who share his passion in these areas, and combine them with academic rigour and and an output-oriented mindset.

As Survey Statistician, he is working on survey design and implementation, as well as data analyses. He is currently focusing on the Mapping for Health project, leading the implementation of the microcensus in 7 provinces of the DRC, in partnership with an implementing organisation in Kinshasa. He will take forward and develop Flowminder's work on data triangulation - bringing together mobile phone data, phone survey and microcensus data. Roland will also contribute to GridSample as well as helping to shape future projects including survey components.

Previously, he has worked for the DeZIM institute in Berlin on irregular migration, for ICMPD in Vienna on surveys among refugees in Austria and on migration statistics, for KU Leuven on political socialisation, for Statistics Austria on income statistics, for the University of Vienna as a lecturer, and for Amnesty International as campaigner for Individuals at Risk.

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