PhD topic

Association of family, neighbourhood, and psychosocial environmental factors with asthma symptom trajectories among children in Australia.


  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Principal)
  • Professor Peter Sly (Associate)

Research interests

  • Childhood asthma
  • Childhood pneumonia
  • Childhood malnutrition
  • Childhood acute gastrointestinal infections

Researcher biography

K M Shahunja is a physician and clinical researcher. He completed his MBBS degree from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh and Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health from Imperial College London, UK. Before joining to UQ, he worked for about nine years at an international research organization ( in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His main interest of research includes child respiratory and alimentary diseases and malnutrition. So far, he has completed some clinical researches including clinical trials and published number of papers in peer-reviewed journals.

With a PhD scholarship from QAEHS, he is doing a research to see the effects of family, neighbourhood, and psychosocial environmental changes on asthma symptom trajectories of Australian children.