Researcher biography

Tahmina is a medical graduate with a Master’s in Public Health.  She received her doctoral award from the University of Queensland in July 2022. Her PhD research project was on Caesarean section birth and its impact on maternal and offspring health in Australia. Prior to joining her PhD program, she had fourteen years of experience in obstetric patient management and implementation research in maternal and child health care in Bangladesh. She is a mixed method researcher with a major research interest in quality of health care improvement, non-communicable diseases prevention, management of health information system, and improving access to health services for the refugee and underprivileged population. She has gained some skills in meta-analysis, group-based trajectory modelling and longitudinal data management with published papers in peer reviewed journals. Research to policy communication is her prime focus and she’s had the privilege to serve on national technical advisory committees on quality of health care improvement in Bangladesh and in an international technical advisory group on the private sector in Health.