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 maternal and child health (MCH). He will monitor transitions, progress, and future directions of MCH in low- and middle- income countries and will notify the countries that are far behind in reaching the related sustainable development goals by 2030. Beside monitoring and evaluating progress in MCH, he will explore the potential global, regional and country specific risk factors for MCH, and the socioeconomic and demographic inequalities in MCH. Prior to his PhD research, 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.

Md. Mehedi's principal advisor is Associate Professor Abdullah Al Mamun.