Researcher Biography

Tahmina is a medical graduate with a Masters in Public health from Bangladesh. She has worked as public health researcher in Bangladesh since 2009. She has extensive experience in quantitative data analysis using Stata software. In addition, she has been involved in several behavioral science research projects to learn the client and provider perception of diseases and how to design appropriate study interventions addressing community need. She has served as technical expert for national advisory committees of Bangladesh: Prevention of caesarean section, Averting maternal death, and Quality improvement committee.

PhD topic

Caesarean birth and it’s impact on maternal and offspring health in Australia : A life course perspective 


  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Dr Satyamurthy Anuradha (Associate)

Research Interests

  • Safe child birth practice
  • Evidence based maternal and child health care 
  • Quality of health care
  • Health information systems
  • Health system research 
  • Non communicable disease prevention


Begum, T., Rahman, A., Nababan, H. Y., Hoque, D. E.,Khan, A.F., Ali, T. & Anwar, I. (2017) “Indication & determinant of caesarean delivery in rural Bangladesh: A rural population based study from Matlab ” 12(11)

Rahman, A., Nisha, M. K., Begum, T., Ahmed, S., Alam, N. & Anwar, I. 2017a. Trends, determinants and inequities of 4+ ANC utilisation in Bangladesh. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 36, 2.

Rahman, A. E., Iqbal, A., Hoque, D. E., Moinuddin, M., Zaman, S. B., Rahman, Q. S.-U., Begum, T., Chowdhury, A. I., Haider, R. & El Arifeen, S. 2017b. Managing Neonatal and Early Childhood Syndromic Sepsis in Sub-District Hospitals in Resource Poor Settings: Improvement in Quality of Care through Introduction of a Package of Interventions in Rural Bangladesh. PloS One, 12, e0170267.

Please visit Tahmina's ORCiD for her latest publications: 0000-0001-8106-2454