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Professor Khorshed Alam

Professor Khorshed Alam
Name Khorshed Alam
Position Professor (Economics)
Section School of Business
Office T329
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1291
Extension 1291
Email
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Jahangirnagar , MSc Jahangirnagar , MA ISS , PhD Murdoch

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Applied Economics ( 140200 )
  • Agricultural Economics ( 140201 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )
  • Environment and Resource Economics ( 140205 )
  • Health Economics ( 140208 )
  • Health Economics ( 380108 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 440703 )
  • Applied Economics ( 380100 )
  • Socio-Economic Development ( 440407 )
  • Environment And Resource Economics ( 380105 )
  • Agricultural Economics ( 380101 )

Research interests
Health economics and policy
Applied economics and policy analysis
Agricultural, environmental and resource economics
Digital economic strategies
Regional economic development

Professor Alam has supervised fourteen PhD students to successful completion, as well as post-doctoral and mid-career researchers. He is currently supervising a diverse group of twelve PhD students.

Applications from potential PhD students are particularly welcome in his areas of interest.
A fully-funded, highly prestigious 3-year PhD scholarship is available to undertake research on dementia. Details are at USQ scholarship web page. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact.

Professional memberships
Economic Society of Australia; Australian Health Economics Society; Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International.
Professor Alam is a member of the leadership team of USQ’s Centre for Health Research and leading health economics research.. He is currently a co-editor of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies. He is also an executive committee member of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International.

Currently teaching courses/programs
Courses Currently Teaching:
ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies

Courses previously taught:
ECO1000 Economics
ECO3001 Applied Econometrics
ECO8002 Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth
ECO8060 Business in the International Economy
MGT8402 Research Methodology 2 (Advanced Regression Analysis)

Current postgraduate students:
Ashraf Memon; PhD; Evidence-based approach in health outcomes (Associate supervisor)
Rubayyat Hashmi; PhD; Economics of mental health (Principal supervisor)
Syed Afroz Keramat; PhD; Obesity and labour market outcomes (Principal supervisor)
Md Hasan; PhD; Autism spectrum disorder (Principal supervisor)
Elijah Aleer; MBSR; Substance use disorder and refugee youth (Principal Supervisor)
Emmanuel Ogwu; PhD: Cost-effectiveness of home care funding (Associate Supervisor)
Todd Rogers; DBA: (Organisational culture and organisational outcomes) (Associate Supervisor)
Usma Iftikhar, PhD: Health disparities and the digital divide (Principal Supervisor)
Robert Heslop, DBA: Post COVID-19 economic recovery and SMEs (Principal Supervisor)
Francis Lomo, DBA: Entrepreneurship and rural economic development (Principal Supervisor)
Jahangir Kabir, PhD: Food security and agribusiness (Principle Supervisor)
Shemsa Osmancevic, DBA: Baby boomer generation and retirement industry (Associate Supervisor)

Recently completed Higher Degree by Research graduates:
2021 - Afshar Ali, PhD; Information economics and health outcomes (Principal Supervisor)
2021 - Asror Nogmonov, PhD: Evaluation of peer-to-peer lending platforms (Principal Supervisor)
2020 - Rashidul A. Mahumud, PhD: Burden of cancer and geographical distribution (Principal Supervisor)
2019 - Rezwanul Rana, PhD: Health care-seeking behaviour and private health insurance (Principal Supervisor)
2018 - Shakoor Ahmed, MBSR: Energy economics (Principal Supervisor)
2017 - Michael Erdiaw-Kwasie, PhD: Resource economics (Principal supervisor)
2017 - Marina Costa Barbosa, PhD: Water resource management (Principal supervisor)
2017 - Belas A Khan, PhD: Biocomposite food packaging (Associate Supervisor)
2017 - Sanjib Tiwari, PhD: Broadband ecosystem (Associate supervisor)
2016 - Gazi A. Uddin, PhD: Population economics (Principal Supervisor)
2016 – GM Monirul Alam, PhD: Climate change and food security (Principal Supervisor)
2016 - Mohammad Salahuddin, PhD: Energy and information economics (Principal Supervisor)
2013 - Sophia Imran, PhD: Sustainable development (Principal Supervisor)
2012 - Anjan Dev Roy, PhD: Forest economics (Principal Supervisor)
2012 - Md Abdur Rashid Sarker, PhD: Climate change and agriculture (Principal Supervisor)
2012 - Md Shahiduzzaman, PhD: Energy economics (Principal Supervisor)

Research most recent
1. Alam, K. and Adeyinka, AA (2021), ‘Does innovation stimulate performance? The case of small and medium enterprises in regional Australia’, Australian Economic Papers, https://10.1111/1467-8454.12216.
2. Memon, MA, Khan, S, Alam, K, Rahman, MM, Yunus, R (2021), ‘Understanding the best evidence for clinical decision-making in health care: Pros and cons’, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 31(2): 234-240.
3. Hashmi, R, Alam, K, Gow, J & March, S (2021), ‘Prevalence of mental disorders by socioeconomic status in Australia- A cross-sectional epidemiological study’, American Journal of Health Promotion. 35(4): 533-542.
4. Ali, MA, Alam, K, Taylor, B & Ashraf, M (2021), ‘Examining the determinants of eHealth usage among elderly people with disability: The moderating role of behavioural aspects’, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 149: 104411.
5. Keramat, SA, Alam, K, Gow, J & Biddle, S (2021), ‘Impact of disadvantaged neighborhoods and lifestyle factors on adult obesity: Evidence from a 5-year cohort study in Australia’, American Journal of Health Promotion, 35(1): 28–37.
6. Mahumud, RA, Gow, J, Sarker, AR, Sultana, M, Hossain, MG & Alam, K (2021), ‘Distribution of wealth-stratified inequalities on maternal and child health parameters and influences of maternal-related factors on improvements in child health survival rate in Bangladesh’, Journal of Child Health Care, 25(1): 93-109.
7. Rana, R.H., Alam, K. & Gow, J. (2021), ‘Financial development and health expenditure nexus: A global perspective’, International Journal of Finance and Economics, 26(1): 1050-1063.
8. Keramat, SA, Alam, K, Sathi, NJ, Gow, J, Biddle, JHB, Al-Hanawi, MK (2021), ‘Self-reported disability and its association with obesity and physical activity in Australian adults: Results from a longitudinal study’, SSM - Population Health. 14: 100765.
9. Hasan, MM, Ali, Q, Sarangapani, N and Alam, K (2021), ‘Age-specific prevalence and predictors of tobacco consumption among male adults in India: Sub-national inequality and associated risk factors’, Journal of Public Health, https://10.1007/s10389-021-01507-z.
10. Al-Amin, A.K.M.A., Alam, K., Shrestha, U.B., Prodhan, M.H., Hossain, M.A.R., Sattar, N., Hossain, M.J. & Akhter, T. (2021). ‘Ecosystems, livelihood assets and willingness to pay for wetland conservation in Bangladesh’. Environment, Development and Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01398-w.
11. Keramat, SA, Alam, K, Al-Hanawi, MK, Gow, J, Biddle, S & Hashmi, R. (2021), ‘Trends in the prevalence of adult overweight and obesity in Australia, and its association with geographic remoteness’, Scientific Reports, 11: 11320.
12. Haque, R,, Alam, K, Keramat, SA, Rahman, SM & Al-Hanawi, MK (2021), ‘Women’s empowerment and fertility decision-making in 53 low and middle resource countries: A pooled analysis of demographic and health surveys’, BMJ Open.


Research most notable
Professor Alam has published over 170 articles in highly impactful journals in his fields of research (70% in top-quartile/Q1 SJR journals), prepared many industry and research reports, and refereed conference proceedings. His research has been funded by local, state and federal governments in Australia and by not-for-profit organisations. His current Google Scholar H-index is 32 with over 4,000 citations, and similarly his Scopus H-index is 28 with over 3,000 citations.

Professor Alam is the recipient of the inaugural Ronel Erwee Memorial Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision in 2017. He is also the winner of ten Publication Excellence Awards at USQ. He is the winner of the 2019 Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts Excellence Award for Research, and 2020 Postgraduate Research Supervision Award.

A full list of his publications is available in USQ's e-prints repository: https://eprints.usq.edu.au/view/uniqueauthor/5238.html


Publications in ePrints

Mahumud, Rashidul Alam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9788-1868 and Gow, Jeff and Sarker, Abdur Razzaque and Sultana, Marufa and Hossain, Golam and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 (2021) Distribution of wealth-stratified inequalities on maternal and child health parameters and influences of maternal-related factors on improvements in child health survival rate in Bangladesh. Journal of Child Health Care, 25 (1). pp. 93-109. ISSN 1367-4935

Ali, Mohammad Afshar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0831-9046 and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Taylor, Brad and Ashraf, Mahfuz (2021) Examining the determinants of eHealth usage among elderly people with disability: The moderating role of behavioural aspects. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 149:104411. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1386-5056

Rana, Rezwanul Hasan and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Gow, Jeff (2021) Financial development and health expenditure nexus: a global perspective. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 26 (1). pp. 1050-1063. ISSN 1076-9307

Keramat, Syed Afroz and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Gow, Jeff and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 (2021) Impact of disadvantaged neighborhoods and lifestyle factors on adult obesity: evidence from a 5-year cohort study in Australia. American Journal of Health Promotion, 35 (1). pp. 28-37. ISSN 0890-1171

Hashmi, Rubayyat ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5953-0650 and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Gow, Jeff and March, SonjaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-7126 (2021) Prevalence of Mental Disorders by Socioeconomic Status in Australia: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 35 (4). pp. 533-542. ISSN 0890-1171

View full listing in ePrints

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Agricultural Economics ( 140201 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )
  • Environment and Resource Economics ( 140205 )
  • Health Economics ( 140208 )
  • Health Economics ( 380108 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 440703 )
  • Applied Economics ( 380100 )
  • Socio-Economic Development ( 440407 )
  • Environment And Resource Economics ( 380105 )
  • Agricultural Economics ( 380101 )


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