Researcher Biography

Tuhin Biswas is a final year PhD student at the University of Queensland. He has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis is focused on the epidemiology of double burden of malnutrition among women of reproductive age in South and Southeast Asian countries.

Prior to his PhD studies, Tuhin started his research career as a research fellow in one of the centre of excellence "Centre for Control of Chronic Diseases" at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) which was established with funding support from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). In icddr,b he was involved in several research projects focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage and health care systems. Tuhin has more than 32 journal articles online including The Lancet; EclicicalMedecine-published by The Lancet and few are under review. He is a member of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), Asian Society for Nutrition (ASN), American Public Health Association.

PhD title

Double burden of malnutrition among the women in South and Southeast Asia: Geographical variation, health inequality and health achievement Advisors.


  • Dr Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Dr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes (Associate)
  • Dr Nick Townsend (Associate)

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Health care systems
  • Adolescent health