Dr Shahaduz Zaman

  • Research Fellow (Wellcome Trust) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

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.

 

Research interests

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.

Grants

  • 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

Supervision

PhD co-supervision

  • 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)

PhD examiner

  • Pathways of Inhuman Care: Violation of Patient’s Rights in a South African Emergency Unit, Sarah Shelmerdine, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Fellowship supervision

  • Community participation in rural primary health care in Andhra Pradesh, India Mr. Srinivas Nallala, Indian Institute of Public Health Bhubanes

Teaching

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.

Visiting scholarships

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

External Examiner

I am an external examiner of the International Master’s course on ‘Disaster Management and Sustainable Development’ at Northumbria University, UK.

Additional information

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2017

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2017) Representation of 'Palliative Care' in Assisted Dying/Euthanasia Declarations. 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Madrid, Spain, 18 - 20 May 2017.

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S. and Clark, D. (2017) Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying. Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2017.1317300) (PMID:28398131) (Early Online Publication)

Clark, D., Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B., Forrest, C., Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1)

Zaman, S., Inbadas, H. , Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2017) Common or multiple futures for end of life care around the world? Ideas from the ‘waiting room of history’. Social Science and Medicine, 172, pp. 72-79. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.012) (PMID:27894008) (PMCID:PMC5224187)

Zaman, S. (2017) Palliative care for slum population: a case from Bangladesh. European Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2016) Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(3), e7-e15. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.009) (PMID:27401509) (PMCID:PMC5026679)

2015

Ahmad, B., Fouad, F. M., Elias, M., Zaman, S., Phillimore, P. and Maziak, W. (2015) Health system challenges for the management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: an empirical qualitative study from Syria. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 55-62. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0594-2) (PMID:25103457)

Critchley, J., Zaman, S. and Maziak, W. (2015) MedCHAMPS: mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycaemia: analytical modelling of population socio-economic transitions. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 1-2. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0618-y) (PMID:25398319)

Kilic, B., Kalaca, S., Unal, B., Phillimore, P. and Zaman, S. (2015) Health policy analysis for prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Turkey. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 47-53. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0557-7) (PMID:24817009)

Romdhane, H. B., Tlili, F., Skhiri, A., Zaman, S. and Phillimore, P. (2015) Health system challenges of NCDs in Tunisia. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 39-46. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0616-0) (PMID:25399240)

Tlili, F., Tinsa, F., Skhiri, A., Zaman, S., Phillimore, P. and Ben Romdhane, H. (2015) Living with diabetes and hypertension in Tunisia: popular perspectives on biomedical treatment. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 31-37. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0572-8) (PMID:24924262)

2014

Joarder, T., Cooper, A. and Zaman, S. (2014) Meaning of death: an exploration of perception of elderly in a Bangladeshi village. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 29(3), pp. 299-314. (doi:10.1007/s10823-014-9237-6) (PMID:24962877)

Kilic, B., Phillimore, P., Islek, D., Oztoprak, D., Korkmaz, E., Abu-Rmeileh, N., Zaman, S. and Unal, B. (2014) Research capacity and training needs for non-communicable diseases in the public health arena in Turkey. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 373. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-373) (PMID:25193671) (PMCID:PMC4165910)

2013

Zaman, S., Selim, N. and Joarder, T. (2013) McDonaldization without a McDonald's: globalization and food culture as social determinants of health in urban Bangladesh. Food, Culture and Society, 16(4), pp. 551-568. (doi:10.2752/175174413X13758634982010)

Maziak, W., Critchley, J., Zaman, S., Unwin, N., Capewell, S., Bennett, K., Unal, B., Husseini, A., Romdhane, H. B. and Phillimore, P. (2013) Mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia: analytical modeling of population socio-economic transitions (MedCHAMPS)—rationale and methods. International Journal of Public Health, 58(4), pp. 547-553. (doi:10.1007/s00038-012-0423-4) (PMID:23111372)

Bhuiyan, M. U., Zaman, S. and Ahmed, T. (2013) Risk factors associated with overweight and obesity among urban school children and adolescents in Bangladesh: a case–control study. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 72. (doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-72) (PMID:23651597) (PMCID:PMC3653689)

Phillimore, P. et al. (2013) Health system challenges of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. Global Public Health, 8(8), pp. 875-889. (doi:10.1080/17441692.2013.830756) (PMID:24004405)

Zaman, S. (2013) Native among the natives: physician anthropologist doing hospital ethnography at home. In: Sikes, P.J. (ed.) Autoethnography. Series: Sage benchmarks in social research methods. SAGE: Los Angeles. ISBN 9780857027856

Zaman, S. (2013) A day in a Bangladeshi hospital. In: Guhathakurata, M. and Schendel, W. (eds.) The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Series: The world readers. Duke University Press: Durham. ISBN 9780822353041

Zaman, S. (2013) Silent saviours: family members in a Bangladeshi hospital. Anthropology and Medicine, 20(3), pp. 278-287. (doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.827426) (PMID:24004293)

2012

Bowman, S. et al. (2012) Use of evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness-feasibility loop. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(11), pp. 847-853. (doi:10.2471/BLT.12.104968) (PMID:23226897) (PMCID:PMC3506406)

2011

Shoaibi, A., Khatib, R., Khatib, R.G., Hussein, A., Mikki, N., Zaman, S. and Phillimore, P. (2011) Patients’ perceptions of access to care for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Ramallah: a qualitative assessment. Lancet,

Zaman, S. and Nahar, P. (2011) Searching for a lost cow ethical dilemmas of doing medical anthropological research in Bangladesh. Medische Antropologie, 23(1), pp. 153-163.

2010

Unwin, N. et al. (2010) A policy effectiveness-feasibility loop? Promoting the use of evidence to support the development of healthy public policy. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(Sup 1), A20-A21. (doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.51)

Zaman, S. (2010) Journeying with medical anthropology. In: Doing and Living Medical Anthropology: Personal Reflections. Series: Health, culture and society. AMB: Diemen, pp. 145-151. ISBN 9789079700257

2009

Zaman, S. (2009) Ladies without lamps: nurses in Bangladesh. Qualitative Health Research, 19(3), pp. 366-374. (doi:10.1177/1049732309331876) (PMID:19224879)

Zaman, S. (2009) Lost in the labyrinth: patients in a Bangladeshi hospital ward. In: Harrison, M., Jones, M. and Sweet, H.M. (eds.) From Western Medicine to Global Medicine: The Hospital Beyond the West. Series: New perspectives in South Asian history (27). Orient Black Swan: New Delhi, pp. 360-382. ISBN 9788125037026

2008

Zaman, S. (2008) Native among the natives: physician anthropologist doing hospital ethnography at home. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 37(2), pp. 135-154. (doi:10.1177/0891241607312495)

Zaman, S., Shuvra, M.R. and Chowdhury, M. (2008) Scanning of public health education in South East Asia. In: In New Directions for Public Health Education in Low and Middle Income Countries. Public Health Foundation of India: New Delhi.

2006

Biswas, P., Nahar Kabir, Z., Nilsson, J. and Zaman, S. (2006) Dynamics of health care seeking behaviour of elderly people in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 1(1), pp. 69-89. (doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.061169)

Zaman, S. (2006) Beds in a Bangladeshi hospital. Medische Antropologie, 18(1), pp. 193-204.

2005

Nilsson, J., Grafström, M., Zaman, S. and Kabir, Z. N. (2005) Role and function: aspects of quality of life of older people in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Aging Studies, 19(3), pp. 363-374. (doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2004.07.006)

Zaman, S. (2005) History of BRAC health interventions: experiences and learning. In: Rohde, J.E. (ed.) Learning to Reach Health For All: Thirty Years of Instructive Experience at BRAC. University Press: Dhaka, pp. 36-96. ISBN 9789840517442

Zaman, S. (2005) Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh. Series: Health, culture, and society. Het Spinhuis: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789055892297

2004

Zaman, S. (2004) Poverty and violence, frustration and inventiveness: hospital ward life in Bangladesh. Social Science and Medicine, 59(10), pp. 2025-2036. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.03.007) (PMID:15351470)

2001

Zaman, S., Alam, S. and Nahar, P. (2001) A comparative study on nutritional knowledge among adolescent girls exposed and non-exposed to nutrition intervention program. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20(2),

1998

Zaman, S., Mustaque, A. and Chowdhury, R. (1998) Exploring women's perceptions of reproduction through body mapping: a research note from Bangladesh. Medische Antropologie, 10(1), pp. 69-75.

This list was generated on Sat Aug 19 13:09:03 2017 BST.
Number of items: 37.

Articles

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S. and Clark, D. (2017) Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying. Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2017.1317300) (PMID:28398131) (Early Online Publication)

Clark, D., Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B., Forrest, C., Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1)

Zaman, S., Inbadas, H. , Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2017) Common or multiple futures for end of life care around the world? Ideas from the ‘waiting room of history’. Social Science and Medicine, 172, pp. 72-79. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.012) (PMID:27894008) (PMCID:PMC5224187)

Zaman, S. (2017) Palliative care for slum population: a case from Bangladesh. European Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2016) Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(3), e7-e15. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.009) (PMID:27401509) (PMCID:PMC5026679)

Ahmad, B., Fouad, F. M., Elias, M., Zaman, S., Phillimore, P. and Maziak, W. (2015) Health system challenges for the management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: an empirical qualitative study from Syria. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 55-62. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0594-2) (PMID:25103457)

Critchley, J., Zaman, S. and Maziak, W. (2015) MedCHAMPS: mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycaemia: analytical modelling of population socio-economic transitions. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 1-2. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0618-y) (PMID:25398319)

Kilic, B., Kalaca, S., Unal, B., Phillimore, P. and Zaman, S. (2015) Health policy analysis for prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Turkey. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 47-53. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0557-7) (PMID:24817009)

Romdhane, H. B., Tlili, F., Skhiri, A., Zaman, S. and Phillimore, P. (2015) Health system challenges of NCDs in Tunisia. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 39-46. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0616-0) (PMID:25399240)

Tlili, F., Tinsa, F., Skhiri, A., Zaman, S., Phillimore, P. and Ben Romdhane, H. (2015) Living with diabetes and hypertension in Tunisia: popular perspectives on biomedical treatment. International Journal of Public Health, 60(S1), pp. 31-37. (doi:10.1007/s00038-014-0572-8) (PMID:24924262)

Joarder, T., Cooper, A. and Zaman, S. (2014) Meaning of death: an exploration of perception of elderly in a Bangladeshi village. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 29(3), pp. 299-314. (doi:10.1007/s10823-014-9237-6) (PMID:24962877)

Kilic, B., Phillimore, P., Islek, D., Oztoprak, D., Korkmaz, E., Abu-Rmeileh, N., Zaman, S. and Unal, B. (2014) Research capacity and training needs for non-communicable diseases in the public health arena in Turkey. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 373. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-373) (PMID:25193671) (PMCID:PMC4165910)

Zaman, S., Selim, N. and Joarder, T. (2013) McDonaldization without a McDonald's: globalization and food culture as social determinants of health in urban Bangladesh. Food, Culture and Society, 16(4), pp. 551-568. (doi:10.2752/175174413X13758634982010)

Maziak, W., Critchley, J., Zaman, S., Unwin, N., Capewell, S., Bennett, K., Unal, B., Husseini, A., Romdhane, H. B. and Phillimore, P. (2013) Mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia: analytical modeling of population socio-economic transitions (MedCHAMPS)—rationale and methods. International Journal of Public Health, 58(4), pp. 547-553. (doi:10.1007/s00038-012-0423-4) (PMID:23111372)

Bhuiyan, M. U., Zaman, S. and Ahmed, T. (2013) Risk factors associated with overweight and obesity among urban school children and adolescents in Bangladesh: a case–control study. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 72. (doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-72) (PMID:23651597) (PMCID:PMC3653689)

Phillimore, P. et al. (2013) Health system challenges of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. Global Public Health, 8(8), pp. 875-889. (doi:10.1080/17441692.2013.830756) (PMID:24004405)

Zaman, S. (2013) Silent saviours: family members in a Bangladeshi hospital. Anthropology and Medicine, 20(3), pp. 278-287. (doi:10.1080/13648470.2013.827426) (PMID:24004293)

Bowman, S. et al. (2012) Use of evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness-feasibility loop. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(11), pp. 847-853. (doi:10.2471/BLT.12.104968) (PMID:23226897) (PMCID:PMC3506406)

Shoaibi, A., Khatib, R., Khatib, R.G., Hussein, A., Mikki, N., Zaman, S. and Phillimore, P. (2011) Patients’ perceptions of access to care for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Ramallah: a qualitative assessment. Lancet,

Zaman, S. and Nahar, P. (2011) Searching for a lost cow ethical dilemmas of doing medical anthropological research in Bangladesh. Medische Antropologie, 23(1), pp. 153-163.

Unwin, N. et al. (2010) A policy effectiveness-feasibility loop? Promoting the use of evidence to support the development of healthy public policy. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(Sup 1), A20-A21. (doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.51)

Zaman, S. (2009) Ladies without lamps: nurses in Bangladesh. Qualitative Health Research, 19(3), pp. 366-374. (doi:10.1177/1049732309331876) (PMID:19224879)

Zaman, S. (2008) Native among the natives: physician anthropologist doing hospital ethnography at home. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 37(2), pp. 135-154. (doi:10.1177/0891241607312495)

Biswas, P., Nahar Kabir, Z., Nilsson, J. and Zaman, S. (2006) Dynamics of health care seeking behaviour of elderly people in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 1(1), pp. 69-89. (doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.061169)

Zaman, S. (2006) Beds in a Bangladeshi hospital. Medische Antropologie, 18(1), pp. 193-204.

Nilsson, J., Grafström, M., Zaman, S. and Kabir, Z. N. (2005) Role and function: aspects of quality of life of older people in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Aging Studies, 19(3), pp. 363-374. (doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2004.07.006)

Zaman, S. (2004) Poverty and violence, frustration and inventiveness: hospital ward life in Bangladesh. Social Science and Medicine, 59(10), pp. 2025-2036. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.03.007) (PMID:15351470)

Zaman, S., Alam, S. and Nahar, P. (2001) A comparative study on nutritional knowledge among adolescent girls exposed and non-exposed to nutrition intervention program. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20(2),

Zaman, S., Mustaque, A. and Chowdhury, R. (1998) Exploring women's perceptions of reproduction through body mapping: a research note from Bangladesh. Medische Antropologie, 10(1), pp. 69-75.

Books

Zaman, S. (2005) Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh. Series: Health, culture, and society. Het Spinhuis: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789055892297

Book Sections

Zaman, S. (2013) Native among the natives: physician anthropologist doing hospital ethnography at home. In: Sikes, P.J. (ed.) Autoethnography. Series: Sage benchmarks in social research methods. SAGE: Los Angeles. ISBN 9780857027856

Zaman, S. (2013) A day in a Bangladeshi hospital. In: Guhathakurata, M. and Schendel, W. (eds.) The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Series: The world readers. Duke University Press: Durham. ISBN 9780822353041

Zaman, S. (2010) Journeying with medical anthropology. In: Doing and Living Medical Anthropology: Personal Reflections. Series: Health, culture and society. AMB: Diemen, pp. 145-151. ISBN 9789079700257

Zaman, S. (2009) Lost in the labyrinth: patients in a Bangladeshi hospital ward. In: Harrison, M., Jones, M. and Sweet, H.M. (eds.) From Western Medicine to Global Medicine: The Hospital Beyond the West. Series: New perspectives in South Asian history (27). Orient Black Swan: New Delhi, pp. 360-382. ISBN 9788125037026

Zaman, S., Shuvra, M.R. and Chowdhury, M. (2008) Scanning of public health education in South East Asia. In: In New Directions for Public Health Education in Low and Middle Income Countries. Public Health Foundation of India: New Delhi.

Zaman, S. (2005) History of BRAC health interventions: experiences and learning. In: Rohde, J.E. (ed.) Learning to Reach Health For All: Thirty Years of Instructive Experience at BRAC. University Press: Dhaka, pp. 36-96. ISBN 9789840517442

Conference or Workshop Item

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2017) Representation of 'Palliative Care' in Assisted Dying/Euthanasia Declarations. 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Madrid, Spain, 18 - 20 May 2017.

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