Dr Shahaduz Zaman
- Research Fellow (Wellcome Trust) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)
I have an interdisciplinary background, with a PhD and Master’s in Medical Anthropology, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
My fields of research and teaching include global public-health interventions and policies, hospital ethnography, and qualitative research methods. The focus of my research work is mainly in middle and low-income countries.
I received my PhD from the University of Amsterdam. My doctoral research was an ethnography of a hospital in Bangladesh, one of very few hospital ethnographies in non-Western countries, which has now been published as a book.
Before joining Glasgow University, I worked at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, as a Senior Research Associate, and coordinated two EU-FP7 funded multi-country research projects involving Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Tunisia, Jordan, and Lebanon. One project comprised a comparative analysis of health policies, and ethnographic exploration of people’s health-seeking behaviour in relation to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The other project involved capacity-development in medical anthropology in the partner countries. Apart from these Mediterranean countries, I have led collaborative medical-anthropological and medical humanities research projects involving South Asian and African countries.
Since March 2015 I have been a Research Fellow with the Wellcome Trust funded project Global Interventions at the End of Life, working closely with Professor David Clark, who is the Principal Investigator of the project, and our other team members. I am responsible for conducting in-depth case studies on end of life interventions in different international settings using multiple methods of enquiry.
I was born and brought up in Bangladesh. Before moving to the UK in 2009, I was working as an Associate Professor at the School of Global Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh.
My fields of research and teaching include medical anthropology, global health policy, health system research, hospital ethnography, community health intervention and end of life care. The focus of my research work is mainly in middle and low-income countries.
- NCDs and their social determinants in Mediterranean countries: building sustainable research capacity for effective policy intervention 2011-2014 (Co investigator). EU FP7 Grant €2 million
- Developing research capacity in medical humanities in Bangladesh and Nepal 2013-2014 (Principal Investigator) British Academy International Partnership & Mobility Award £8,831
- Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Status and Self Rated Health Among Adult Women in Aleppo, Syria: A Mixed Method Study, Balsam Ahmed, Newcastle University, UK. (completed)
- Seroimmunity profile and associated knowledge and concern of Hepatitis B, Measles and Vericella infection among employees in Saudi National Guard, Saudi Arabia, Majid Althaqafy, Newcastle University, UK (ongoing)
- Understating the pattern of spread of HIV/AIDS in Benue State Nigeria-What factors have sustained the spread? Inalegwu Ono, Newcastle University, UK (ongoing)
- Pathways of Inhuman Care: Violation of Patient’s Rights in a South African Emergency Unit, Sarah Shelmerdine, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
- Community participation in rural primary health care in Andhra Pradesh, India Mr. Srinivas Nallala, Indian Institute of Public Health Bhubanes
Global Health and Health Policy
I co-convene the course ‘Global Challenges at the end of life’ as part of the undergraduate degree programme on Health & Social Policy at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. The aim of the course is to foster a critical understanding of the global significance of death, dying and bereavement and to examine how the provision of care at the end of life is subject to shifting social, cultural and policy influences – thereby developing skills in global policy analysis and evidence synthesis.
While working with Newcastle University I led the module titled ‘Introduction to Global Health’ as part of the MSc in Public Health and Health Service Research during 2011-2014. I developed the module and introduced it at the Newcastle University for the first time.
Medical Anthropology and Qualitative Research Methods
- I organized a short course on Medical Anthropology and Qualitative Research Turkey, Tunisia, Syria, and Jordan and Bangladesh
- While working as an Associate Professor at the BRAC University, Bangladesh I led the modules on ‘Medical Anthropology and Global Health’ and ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ for the international Master’s in Public Health (MPH) course.
I have also been a visiting faculty member at the following universities:
- Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany during 2009-2011
- I chaired the module ‘Social, Political and Historical Dimensions of Infectious Disease’ at the Medical Anthropology department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands during 2008-2010
I am an external examiner of the International Master’s course on ‘Disaster Management and Sustainable Development’ at Northumbria University, UK.