Researcher biography

I completed my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and a Masters in Epidemiology from Chattogram Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. After that, I worked as Research Officer (Epidemiology) under different research projects hosted in Bangladesh, funded by USAID, EcoHealth Alliance, UKRI and APHA. I have over four years’ experience working on projects on zoonotic disease economics, antimicrobial residue, food safety, and zoonotic disease surveillance in wildlife.

Now I am doing my PhD in Epidemiology under the School of Veterinary Science in UQueensland. My principal supervisor is Joerg Henning. My PhD research aimed to assess poultry traders’ movement patterns and practices, and identify how these patterns influence the occurrence of zoonotic disease like avian influenza in Bangladesh. I am interested in building my expertise in mathematical modelling and advanced spatial analysis. Also, I intend to work on how the research output can be implemented in policy level for disease prevention in low-resource settings.