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About Myself

My name is Moin Uddin Ahmed. I am currently carrying out my PhD in Health Economics under Translation Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, Australia. My research is focused on the costing aspect of diabetes-related foot disease in New South Wales for my PhD thesis. For this purpose, I am using the 45 and Study data linked with NSW admitted patient data collection (APDC), emergency department data collection (EDDC), Medical Benefit Schedule (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefit Schedule(PBS), Australian Bureau of Statistics Cause of Death (COD), NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) data. I am also interested in economic evaluation of different interventions of health-care sector.


The study of Economics and conducting research are my prime objectives in life, and I want to develop myself as a competent academician in Health Economics research. The career path that I have chosen is a never ending learning journey but I never had lassitude in learning and exploring new things. I am confident that my passion and patience for doing research, strong quantitative background along with good foundation in using different statistical software, ability to publish papers in peer reviewed journals, carrying out research independently and jointly, experience in writing proposal and acquiring grant for projects will make me a competent candidate.


Education and Experience

I have been working as a Lecturer of Economics at Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka since March 2013. Prior to joining as a Lecturer, I attained a good foundation in quantitative economics during my bachelor’s degree from University of Dhaka. During my master studies in Stockholm University, I had rigorous training in using econometric tools in analysing the research subjects and incorporating my thoughts, analysis and learning in written words. Completing the master’s thesis on ‘Effect of Political Stability on Economic Performances: The Case of Bangladesh’ helped me to gain a broad exposure in research. Further, I have also completed two-years equivalent PhD coursework from University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

I have published four articles in peer reviewed journals, and contributed in six research reports. These researches were focused in the issues of Health Economics, Development Economics and Environmental Economics. I worked as a research associate and independent consultant for a project based on Harvard Kennedy School with Professor Rohini Pande and Mahnaz Islam. I also worked as a research associate and system analyst with other members of the Institute of Health Economics for the project “Analysis of Investment Case, Use of Pool Fund and Current Local Level Planning for Improvement of Maternal and Child Health Care in Bangladesh " Moreover, I along with my co-researchers managed to have grants for several projects from UNICEF, IUCN, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, OXFAM etc. I am efficient in operating statistical tools like STATA, R, TreeAge, and LATEX along with Microsoft Office package. I am also an expert in MBB (Marginal Budgeting for Bottleneck) tool, and I have used it successfully in the analysis of investment case for improving maternal, neonatal and child health services in Chittagong and Sylhet districts of Bangladesh.


Career Objective

I have chosen to be an academic and researcher in the field of Health Economics. Achieving this goal requires an in-depth understanding of the subject matter as well as rigorous research experience. A doctoral training enables understanding the fundamental concepts through graduate courses as well as knowledge enhancement through research engagement. Doctoral research will enable me to become an independent researcher on the desired track. Gaining expertise in new tools/theories will not only broaden my knowledge base but also further my inquisitiveness in understanding the basis of economic development. I understand that I have never-ending learning in my chosen career path, but I never had lassitude in learning and exploring new things. The PhD study at Western Sydney University will put me one step forward in my course of life.

In the process of achieving my goal, I am carrying out several activities both as PhD candidate and research associate at my current institution. I am looking forward to publishing papers in high impact journals and present these in international conferences. I am attending seminars on different Economics and health issues, which is broadening my knowledge. By combining rigorous academic training with a dynamic social network, I hope to acquire both the fundamental and advanced tools needed to be a better professional in my desired professional track.

In order to be a successful academic person and researcher, I am committed to meet the objectives of the relevant stakeholders, which is aligned with my career goals. I have completed different stages required for my PhD studies until this point which are appreciated by my supervisors. I am involved in different activities, such as coordinating Stata workshops, at my Institute to show my dedication to the University. I am also maintaining good communications with my industry partner that is my scholarship provider, by attending different workshops, seminars, symposium and meetings as well as updating about my progress. The research that I am undertaking currently has some common goals for both myself and my stakeholders. It is the research outcome and its output which are beneficial for myself, my co-authors, my university and my industry partner in both short and long run. I am also concerned in the impact it makes to society besides the academic contribution. because it gives me pleasure to see that my research has an potential for an impact in the community.


Scholarly profile

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/moin-uddin-ahmed-36496825/

Orchid profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-5216

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AXsVfmgAAAAJ&hl=en

Publon : https://publons.com/researcher/1679860/moin-uddin-ahmed/peer-review/

Research

My researches are focused in the issues of Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Development Economics


On-going Research

  1. Economic Burden of Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa in the South Australian Population
  2. Economic Evaluation of Midwifery Oral Health Screening and Provision of Cost Free Dental Service for Pregnant Women in Western Sydney
  3. Family and peer effect on young and adolescent smoking in Bangladesh
  4. Health Services and Population Needs: Assessment for South Western Sydney



Publications

  1. Pulok, Mohammad Habibullah, and Moin Uddin Ahmed. 2017. Does Corruption Matter for Economic Development? Long Run Evidence from Bangladesh.”International Journal of Social Economics 44 (3): 350 – 361
  2. Jahan, Nahid Akhter, and Moin Uddin Ahmed. et al. 2016. Challenges and Prospects of Implementing Local Level Planning to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Bangladesh: Evidence from Selected Upazilas.”Social Science Review, The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D 33 (1): 185–98.
  3. Hashmi, Rubayyat, Mohammad Habibullah Pulok, and Moin Uddin Ahmed. 2015. “Attitude and Practice of Tax System in Bangladesh: Towards Tax Justice.” AIUB Journal of Business and Economics Volume 12 (1): 1–20.
  4. Ahmed, Moin Uddin, and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok. 2013. The Role of Political Stability on Economic Performance: The Case of Bangladesh.”Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development 34 (3): 61–99


Research Reports

  1. South West Sydney: Our Health in 2018
  2. IAG Compulsory Third Party Insurance Claims Project.
  3. Dynamics of Smoking Behavior among Urban Adolescents and Young Adults in Bangladesh: Peer Effect and Family Influences.
  4. Effects of Implementing UNICEF-Supported Local Level Planning for Improvement of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Bangladesh: Baseline Assessment in Selected Upazilas.
  5. Investment Case Analysis Using Marginal Budgeting for Bottleneck Tool for Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Chittagong and Sylhet Districts of Bangladesh.”
  6. Effectiveness of MFF-SGF Program on Household and Community Resilience to Climate Change in Bangladesh.
  7. Baseline Survey on Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh.


Research Grants

1. Co-Principal Investigator

Project: Analyzing the Effectiveness of MFF-SGF Program on Household and Community Resilience to Climate Change in Bangladesh (funded by IUCN, US$17,000, April 2015-June 2015)

2. Co-Principal Investigator (Data Analyst)

Project: Dynamics of Smoking Behavior among Urban Adolescents and Young Adults in Bangladesh: Peer Effect and Family Influences (funded by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, US$10,000, Jan 2014- October 2014)

3. Co-Principal Investigator

Project: Baseline Study on Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh (funded by OXFAM, US$6,500, September 2013- October 2013)


Fellowship and Honors

1. Translational Health Research Scholarship, Western Sydney University 2018

2. UTS President Scholarship, 2016

3. UTS International Research Scholarship, 2016

4. Bangladesh-Swedish Trust Fund Travel Grant, 2010

5. University Merit Scholarship. University of Dhaka,2008

6. Talent-pool merit scholarship, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 1999-2001


Seminar Presentations

09/2018 : An overview of socio-economic factors in diabetes related-foot disease in New South Wales, 40th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference 2018, Hobart

07/2018: Dynamics of smoking behaviour among urban adolescents and young adults in Bangladesh, Emerging Health Policy Research Conference 2018, Sydney

01/2016: Investment Case Analysis Using Marginal Budgeting for Bottleneck Tool for Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Chittagong and Sylhet Districts of Bangladesh, Civil Surgeon Office, Chittagong

07/2015: Effectiveness of MFF-SGF Program on Household and Community Resilience to Climate Change in Bangladesh, BRAC Inn, Dhaka

03/2013: Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh, Daily Star Auditorium, Dhaka


Other Training and Workshop

IZA/DFID short course on Program Evaluation, 2015


Certification

IRB Basic Course, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015


Computational Expertise

Statistical analysis: STATA, R, EVIEWS, SAS

Economic analysis : MBB, TreeAge

Bibliographic management: EndNote, Mendeley



Email:

moin.ahmed.ihe [at]du.ac.bd

moin.ahmed [at]westernsydney.edu.au