Researcher

Mr Md Nazmul Huda

My Expertise

My research areas of interest include social epidemiology of infectious diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDS, STI, COVID-19) and community role in promoting sexual and reproductive health of marginalized populations, including female sex workers, injecting drug users, women, refugees, and migrants.

Biography

Dr Md. Nazmul Huda is a health sociologist with a major in Sociology and Public Health. He has been working as a sessional academic in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) since March 2019. He has also been a sessional academic in Sociology and Research Design and Statistics at the Australian Catholic University since 2018. In this academic role, he became involved in activities...view more

Dr Md. Nazmul Huda is a health sociologist with a major in Sociology and Public Health. He has been working as a sessional academic in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) since March 2019. He has also been a sessional academic in Sociology and Research Design and Statistics at the Australian Catholic University since 2018. In this academic role, he became involved in activities such as lecturing, tutoring, conducting practical classes on statistics and data analysis using SPSS and Stata, marking assignments, student consultations and other administrative tasks on-campus, online or a combination of both.

Previously, Nazmul acted as a data quality analyst at the NSW Ministry of Health. In this capacity, he worked in the surveillance and epidemiology teams primarily responsible for ensuring quality and managing novel coronavirus-related data to make evidence-based decisions regarding Australia’s response to COVID-19. Nazmul also worked as a public health researcher at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Medicine. Alongside these roles, he was a guest lecturer in Tropical Disease Control (PHCM9784) at UNSW, Sydney.

Before coming to Australia, he was a full-time lecturer at the Green University in Bangladesh where he developed and delivered lectures on Introductory Sociology, Research Methodology, Statistics, and Demography at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Nazmul also worked as a sessional lecturer in Sociology at the Independent University Bangladesh above and beyond his involvement as a researcher in some international NGOs, namely the Save the Children and Action Aid.

Nazmul was awarded a prestigious UIPA scholarship to undertake his PhD at SPHCM. His PhD topic was 'A mixed-methods study of sex work and the HIV prevention environment for female sex workers in Bangladesh'. Earlier, Nazmul 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 the 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’.


My Grants

Situation of children of sex workers in Daulatdia brothel area in Bangladesh. Grant from the Save the Children, 10,000 USD.

Commercial sex and vulnerability to HIV infection among the children of sex workers in Tangail brothel. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and Action Aid, 8,000 USD.

Climate change adaptation strategies in Bangladesh. Grant from Green University of Bangladesh, 2,000 USD.


My Qualifications

PhD in epidemiology and sexual health, UNSW Sydney

BSS and MSS in Sociology, University of Dhaka


My Awards

University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) scholarship

International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) scholarship

International AIDS Society Scholarship

SM Hall Award


My Research Activities

Published journal articles

1. Huda, M. N., Islam, R., Qureshi, M. O., Pillai, S., & Hossain, S. Z. (2020). Rumour and social stigma as barriers to the prevention of coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What solutions to consider?. Global Biosecurity, 1(4).

2. Kamal, A. H., Huda, M. N., Dell, C., Hossain, S., & Ahmed, S. (2020). Translational strategies to control and prevent spread of COVID-19 in the Rohiynga refugee camps in Bangladesh. Global Biosecurity, 1(4).

3. Huda, M. N., & Ferdous, A. (2018). The impact of HIV/AIDS education through formal curriculum and texts in Bangladesh: A study on secondary and higher secondary students. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 2(2), 94-107.

4. Huda, M. N., Sikder, A., Rahman, M., Mohiuddin, M., and Islam, M.S. (2016). Access to mass media and awareness of sexually transmitted diseases among the truck drivers in Dhaka city: do mass media make them aware? South Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1): 1-14.

5. Huda, M. N., Hossin, M. Z., Ashik-E-Elahi, S., & Mahbub, F. (2016). Socio-demographic and economic correlates of climate change coping and adaptation Strategies: a study on the farmer communities in Barisal District, Bangladesh. American Journal of Climate Change, 5(02), 167.

6. Huda, M. N. (2013). Understanding indigenous people’s perception on climate change and climatic hazards: a case study of Chakma indigenous communities in Rangamati Sadar Upazila of Rangamati district, Bangladesh. Natural Hazards 65(3):2147–2159.

7. Huda, M. N. and Amanullah, ASM. (2013). HIV/AIDS-related knowledge among the secondary school students in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Advances in Infectious Diseases, 2013, 3, 274-280.

8. Amanullah, ASM., and  Huda, M.N. (2012). Commercial sex and vulnerability to HIV infection: a study among the children of sex workers (SWs) in Tangail Brothel. In Sabet, D.M., Rahman, T., and Ahmad S. (Eds.), Sex workers and their children in Bangladesh: addressing risks and vulnerabilities (pp.59-81). University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and ActionAid.

Conference Papers/Abstracts

1. Huda, M.N., Rawstorne, P., and Stephenson, N. (2020). Women’s moving into sex work and vulnerability to HIV transmission: A study in Bangladesh. This paper has been accepted for presentation in the 23rd International AIDS Conference (IAS) to be held in San Francisco and Oakland, the USA on 6-10 July 2020, 6-10 July 2020.

2. Huda, M.N. (2017). Assessing the inclusion of gender-based violence in national strategic plans for HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh. A paper accepted in the 15th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH), 3-4 April 2017.

3. Huda, M.N., Rawstorne, P., and Stephenson, N. (2016). HIV/AIDS responses targeting female sex workers in Bangladesh: beyond individualistic approaches? The 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), 12-14 March 2016, Dhaka: Bangladesh.

4. Huda, M. N., Azim, S., Hossain, R., and Taher, T. (2015). Risk practices associated with HIV among people who inject drugs in Dhaka City: a qualitative study. A paper presented in an international conference organized by the Dhaka University Statistics Department Alumni Association (DUSDAA) at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 December 2015.

5. Huda, M. N., Sikder, A., Rahman, M., and Mohiuddin, M. (2015). Access to Mass Media and Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among the Truck Drivers in Dhaka City: Do Mass Media Make Them Aware? A paper presented in UNSW postgraduate research conference Sydney, Australia, 21 August 2015.

6. Huda, M. N. (2014). Impact of HIV/AIDS education through formal curriculum and texts in Bangladesh: an exploratory study on the secondary and higher secondary students. A paper presented in an International Conference, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), 23-25 August, 2014.

7. Huda, M. N. (2013). Measuring Bangladeshi students’ attitudes towards HIV/AIDS education: a cross-sectional study. Published as an e-poster in the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 18-22, 2013.

8. Amanullah, ASM., and Huda, M.N. (2012). Commercial sex and vulnerability to HIV infection: a study among the children of sex workers (SWs) in Tangail brothel. A paper presented in an international conference organised by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and ActionAid at the University of Dhaka, 22 November 2012. 

Published newspaper articles

1. Huda, M.N. (2020). Is Bangladesh ready to manage the risk of a coronavirus outbreak? The Daily Star. Retrieved from https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/bangladesh-ready-manage-the-risk-coronavirus-outbreak-1883095

2. Huda, M.N. & Hasan, M.K. (2020). Is it still possible for Bangladesh to contain Covid-19?  The Daily Star. Retrieved from https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/it-still-possible-bangladesh-contain-covid-19-1931461

3. Huda, M.N. (2020). How dangerous are fear and social stigma for Covid-19 prevention?  The Business Standard. Retrieved from https://tbsnews.net/thoughts/how-dangerous-are-fear-and-social-stigma-covid-19-prevention-111643?fbclid=IwAR02ZM8_pYTgC-hqYSpaQzkj3aW8BMeBLdmsRdyu-5L_F9iPeBKHnmXnUEM

4. Huda, M.N. (2020). Involving young people in tackling climate change and Covid-19. The Daily Star. Retrieved from https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/involving-young-people-tackling-climate-change-and-covid-19-1943413

5. Huda, M.N. (2020). ‘Mental health for all’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. Retrieved from https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/mental-health-all-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-1975269


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Prevention and transmission mechanisms of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, STI, COVID-19, community role in promoting sexual, reproductive health, climate change and adaptation strategies.


My Teaching

Dr Md. Nazmul Huda has been working as a sessional academic in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) since March 2019. He has also been a sessional academic in Sociology and Research Design and Statistics at the Australian Catholic University since 2018. In this academic role, he became involved in activities such as lecturing, tutoring, conducting practical classes on statistics and data analysis using SPSS and Stata, marking assignments, student consultations and other administrative tasks on-campus, online or a combination of both. Before coming to Australia, he was a full-time lecturer at the Green University in Bangladesh where he developed and delivered lectures on Introductory Sociology, Research Methodology, Statistics, and Demography at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Location

Samuels Building (F25), Samuel Terry Ave, Kensington NSW 2033