Dr Md Nazmul Huda

Nazmul HudaBiography

Dr Huda obtained a PhD with a full-bright scholarship in Health Sociology and Public Health from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Earlier, he did a Bachelor of Social Sciences (by research) and Master of Social Sciences in Sociology (by research) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and earned first-class (fourth position in order of merit) and 3.80/4 out of 225 students, respectively. Due to his excellent academic results, the University of Dhaka awarded him the SM Hall award and merit-based Scholarships.

Dr Huda is a social epidemiologist and researcher with expertise in mixed-method research on infectious diseases (HIV, STI, Covid-19) and an academic/lecturer. He held several critical positions at the NSW Ministry of Health, UNSW, Save the Children, Action Aid and ULAB, researched infectious diseases and contributed to preventing infectious diseases (such as HIV, STI and COVID-19) in Australia and developing countries, including Bangladesh. He presented research findings on infectious diseases (HIV, STI and COVID-19) and other areas of public health at eleven national and international conferences with awards/scholarships, including the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (2013, 2016) and the International AIDS Society conferences (2020, 2022). From 2012 to 2022, he worked as a Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer/Academic of Public Health/Health Sociology at various institutions in Australia (Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, Australian Catholic University, Southern Cross Educational Institute) and Bangladesh (Green University of Bangladesh, Independent University Bangladesh) for about 6 years and supervised 10 research students.

Dr Huda’s work sits at the nexus of social epidemiology and infectious disease prevention and the communities’ role in promoting the sexual, reproductive, and mental health of marginalised populations, including older people, indigenous communities, refugees, sex workers, LGBTQI+ and migrant populations. He published 31 research articles [1 book chapter, 1 paper in Encyclopedia and 29 articles) in high-ranking international journals, 7 media articles and 1 report by developing a robust collaborative network with researchers in Australia and worldwide, including the United States of America, Canada, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

Research Interests

  • Role of community in infectious diseases prevention
  • Sexual, reproductive and mental health promotion
  • Intersecting health disadvantages of marginalised communities

Qualifications & Recognition

Doctor of Philosophy
School of Public health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Thesis title: “A mixed-methods study of sex work and the HIV prevention environment for female sex workers in Bangladesh”. Major: HIV prevention (infectious disease)
Achievement: Excellent PhD researcher profiled in school’s prospectus.

Master of Social Science
Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Thesis title: “HIV/AIDS education through formal curriculum and texts in Bangladesh: A mixed-method study.”
Major: Health Sociology/Infectious disease education
Merit position: 3.80 on the scale of 4.0 (4th position in order of merit).
Achievement: Recognition of outstanding thesis student.

Bachelor of Social Science
Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Degree completion: October 2008
Merit position: First Class (4th position in order of merit). Achievement: Merit-based scholarships

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone:02 4620 3015
Location:THRI, building 3, Campbeltown Campus