Researcher Biography

Md. Mehedi Hasan is a PhD student at The University of Queensland. He has been awarded an International Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to undertake his current doctoral research. His doctoral thesis is focused on food security and double burden of malnutrition in developing countries. Prior to his PhD studies, Mehedi served icddr,b; an International research organization based in Bangladesh and Helen Keller International (HKI) in Bangladesh. During his professional period, he was involved in several projects focusing on nutritional status of women and under five children, household food insecurity, food consumption, dietary diversity, infant and young child feeding practices, maternal and reproductive health, homestead food production, and hygiene.

PhD title

Food security and double burden of under and over-nutrition among Bangladeshi women­­­­


  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Principal)

Research interests

  • Nutrition
  • Food security
  • Dietary diversity and feeding practices
  • Maternal and reproductive health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Inequality in health and healthcare services 


  1. Sarma HKhan JRAsaduzzaman MUddin FTarannum SHasan MMRahman ASAhmed T. (2017) Factors Influencing the Prevalence of Stunting Among Children Aged Below Five Years in Bangladesh. Food and Nutrition Bulletin Vol 38, Issues 3.
  2. Sarma H, Saquib N, Hasan MM, Saquib J, Rahman AS, Khan JR, Uddin J, Cullen MR, Ahmed T. (2016) Determinants of Overweight or Obesity among Ever-married Adult Women in Bangladesh. BMC Obesity  3:13
  3. Hasan MM, Haque ME, Hossain MA, Bari W. (2015) Impact of Intimate Partners’ Violence Against Women on Immunization Status of Children in Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 63:1, p9-14.
  4. Rahman AS, Islam MR, Koehlmoos TP, Raihan MJ, Hasan MM, Ahmed T, Larson CP. (2014) Impact of NGO Training and Support Intervention on Diarrhoea Management Practices in a Rural Community of Bangladesh: An Uncontrolled, Single-Arm Trial. PLOS ONE 9(11): e112308.
  5. Hasan MM, Ahmed S, Chowdhury MAH. (2013) Food Insecurity and Child Undernutrition: Evidence from BDHS 2011. Journal of Food Security v1, no. 2, p52-57.
  6. Ahmed S, Hasan MM, Ahmed W, Chowdhury MAH. (2013) Socio-economic Inequity of Malnutrition among Under-Five Children and Women at Reproductive Age in Bangladesh. World Journal of Nutrition and Health, v1, no. 1, p13-17.
  7. Chowdhury MAH, Hasan MM, Ahmed S, Darwin C, Hasan MS, and Haque MR. (2013) Socio-demographic Factors Associated with Home Delivery Assisted by Untrained Traditional Birth Attendant in Rural Bangladesh. American Journal of Public Health Research, v1, no. 8, p226-230.