Researcher Biography

M Mamun Huda is a PhD student at the University of Queensland. He completed B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Statistics from University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has been awarded Research Training Program Scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis is focused on adolescent motherhood and offspring health in low- and middle-income countries.

Prior to his PhD studies, Mamun worked as an Associate Scientist in icddr,b, an international health research organization based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In icddr,b he was involved in implementation research, especially in the areas of neglected tropical diseases. Apart from this he was also worked in climate change research in relation to the infectious diseases. In 2013, he received an Australian Leadership Award Fellowship to undertake Public Health Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation and Health Promotion Professional Development Program at Griffith University, Australia. During this time, he has received, as principal investigator, grants to support research that he has independently conceptualised. His research has impacted national health policy and resulted in scientific publications in peer-reviewed, internationally recognised journals.

PhD topic

Adolescent Motherhood and Offspring Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Trends, Determinants and Vulnerabilities

Advisors

  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Dr Martin O'Flaherty (Associate)
  • Dr Jocelyn Finlay, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (Associate)   

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Community-based intervention trial
  • Program evaluation