Researcher biography

Syed Afroz Keramat is working as a postdoctoral research fellow (health-economist) at the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) at the University of Queensland. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health journal. He has completed PhD in health economics from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has been working in the position of lecturer of economics at Khulna University, Bangladesh (currently on study leave). Previously, he has been working as a lecturer of economics at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and Stamford University Bangladesh. He also acted as the short-term consultant at the ministry of commerce, Bangladesh. Dr Afroz holds three MSc degrees from top universities in Europe. He has completed MSc in economics from the University of Warwick, UK; MSc in Development Economics from Lund University, Sweden and MSc in Risk and Emergency Management from Pavia University, Italy with prestigious scholarships. Before going abroad for higher studies, he has completed his BSS in economics from Khulna University, Bangladesh. Dr Afroz's research interests lie in Health Economics, public health, and health services research. Over the past three years, he has published twenty-five papers in top-quartile journals. He has received Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Publication Excellence Awards twice from the School of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, in 2020 and 2021. His several research works have received international media attention.