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.


  • 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





Researcher biography

Tuhin working as a Post-Doctoral Research fellow (Group: Health and Society) at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), The University of Queensland in Australia. Although his training was on Public Heath, currently he is working on multidisciplinary environment at ISSR, his research focuses on understanding the social and economic consequences of health and demographic change, both in developed and developing countries. Recently, he published a number of papers as a first author in Eclinical Medecine-published by The Lancet publishing group focusing global health perspective. He has strong national and international collaboration with researchers and institutions in countries including USA, UK, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. His research interest is on health and wellbeing of disadvantage population, social determinants of health, health system, and health policy. Prior to his graduation, he started his research career as a Research Fellow in one of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) supported center of excellence named "Centre for Control of Chronic Diseases" at icddr,b, Bangladesh.