Terence Hull is Emeritus Professor of Demography at the Australian National University. He has studied the development of the health and family planning programs of the countries of Asia, with particular attention to Indonesia.
In the 1970s in collaboration with Valerie Hull and Masri Singarimbun, he pioneered the combination of anthropological and demographic methodologies to develop an understanding of population dynamics in villages in Indonesia. In that work, they relied heavily on decades of registration data found in government offices.
He has been president of the Asian Population Association and the Australian Population Association and in those roles, he has campaigned for improvements in demographic statistical systems.