Dr Sharmina Ahmed

Sharmina Ahmed
Lecturer
Centre for Global Food and Resources
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Sharmina Ahmed is a Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow) in Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) at the University of Adelaide. Dr Sharmina has undertaken extensive research in the field of social economics, policy analysis, agriculture, food and health. Her recent work focuses on policy analyses of food consumption patterns, determinants of changes in food consumption behavior, and relationships between socio-economic factors and geographic location of health and health outcomes in different groups of people. Currently, she is involved in undertake research to develop policy recommendations using theoretical economics and linking that with social and behavioral science. Her research interest includes Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, and Economics of Religion.

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Dr Sharmina Ahmed

Dr Sharmina Ahmed is a Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow) in Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) at the University of Adelaide. Dr Sharmina has undertaken extensive research in the field of social economics, policy analysis, agriculture, food and health. Her recent work focuses on policy analyses of food consumption patterns, determinants of changes in food consumption behavior, and relationships between socio-economic factors and geographic location of health and health outcomes in different groups of people. Currently, she is involved in undertake research to develop policy recommendations using theoretical economics and linking that with social and behavioral science. Her research interest includes Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, and Economics of Religion.

Dr Sharmina Ahmed is a Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow) in Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) at the University of Adelaide. Dr Sharmina has undertaken extensive research in the field of social economics, policy analysis, agriculture, food and health. Her recent work focuses on policy analyses of food consumption patterns, determinants of changes in food consumption behavior, and relationships between socio-economic factors and geographic location of health and health outcomes in different groups of people. Currently, she is involved in undertake research to develop policy recommendations using theoretical economics and linking that with social and behavioral science. Her research interest includes Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, and Economics of Religion.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2017 Faculty of the Professions – Women’s Fellowship Scheme Fund University of Adelaide
2008 - 2011 Endeavor Post Graduate Award (2008 -2012) School of Economics, University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Japanese Can speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2008 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Economics
2004 - 2006 Ristsumeiakn University, Japan Japan Masters in Economics

Keywords

Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics & Policy, Applied Economics, Econometric and Statistical Methods, Econometrics, Economics, Health Economics, Health Policy

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Ahmed,S, 2017, Impact of social capital and family structure
on family functioning: Evidence from families
with seven years children born preterm, THE RITSUMEIKAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 65, 4, -
2016 Ahmed,S, Thennakoon,, 2016, The association between mid- pregnancy body mass index and socio economic status of women: evidence from Australia, Annals of Public Health and Research, 3, 2, 1037-1-1037-7
2015 Dodd,J, Ahmed,S, Karnon,J, Umberger,W, Deussen,A, Tran,T, Grivell,R, Crowther,C, Turnbull,D, McPhee,A et al, 2015, The cost-effectiveness of providing antenatal lifestyle advice for women who are overweight or obese: the LIMIT randomised trial, BMC Obesity, 2, 1, 14-1-14-9 10.1186/s40608-015-0046-4
2015 Ahmed,S, Makrides,M, Sim,N, McPhee,A, Quinlivan,J, Gibson,R, Umberger,W, 2015, Analysis of hospital cost outcome of DHA-rich fish-oil supplementation in pregnancy: evidence from a randomized controlled trial, Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 102-103, 5-11 10.1016/j.plefa.2015.08.002
2011 Ahmed,S, Findlay,C, 2011, Endogenous matching and contractual choice among rice farmers in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Development Studies, 34, 4, 37-54

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Rupa,JA, Ahmed,S, umberger,W, Zeng,DI, Sim,NICHOLAS, 2017, Analysing the association between rural farm household health and economic shocks and food security in Bangladesh: A consolidated approach of measuring food security, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Corner Merivale And Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland
2016 Ahmed,S, dodd,, umberger,, deussen,, 2016, Influence of Socio-economic location, diet and physical activity among overweight/obese pregnant mothers, AGRIFOOD XXIII Conference, Adelaide, SA
2016 Ahmed,S, rupa,, umberger,, zeng,, sim,, 2016, Analysing the Impact of Household Health and Economic shocks on Food Security and Dietary Diversity: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, XXIII Agri-food Research Network (AFRN) conference, Adelaide, SA
2015 Ahmed,S, 2015, Economic Costs And Multi Attribute Utility Analysis Of Preterm Infants Fed High-Dose Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Compare With Those Fed With Standard DHA: Results From DINO And DINO 7 Trial, Singapore Health Economics Association Conference 2015, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2015 Ahmed,S, 2015, Socio-economic Factors Affecting Maternal Health and Nutrition in Developing Countries: Special Focus on Bangladesh, 9th International Conference of Asia Scholars (ICAS9), Adelaide, SA
2014 Dodd,J, Ahmed,S, Karnon,, Umberger,WJ, Deussen,A, LIMIT trial group,, 2014, The economic costs and consequences of providing antenatal lifestyle advice for women who are overweight or obese: The LIMIT randomised trial, 36th Annual Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) Conference, Adelaide, SA
2014 Ahmed,S, makrides,, umberger,, 2014, Economic Analyses of DOMInO, Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Annual Scientific Meeting
2012 Ahmed,S, 2012, Endogenous Matching and the Agricultural Contractual Choice among Rice Farmers in Rural Bangladesh, The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference
2011 Ahmed,S, 2011, Determinants of the Choice of Agricultural Tenancy Contracts in Rural Bangladesh, The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference
2010 ahmed,, 2010, A Reassessment of Agriculture’s Role on the Rural Poverty Reduction Process in Bangladesh, The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference, Adelaide, SA

Theses

Date Citation
2012 Ahmed,S; 2012; Agricultural land tenancy in rural Bangladesh : productivity impact and process of contract choice.

Working Paper

Date Citation
2017 Ahmed,S, dodd,, umberger,; 2017; Influence of Socio-economic location- and factors on diet and physical activity among overweight/obese pregnant mothers

University of Adelaide, Faculty of Professions’ Women Fellowship Grant, 2017 of $15,000.

PhD Scholarship: Endeavour Post Graduate Award (2008 -2012) to peruse PhD in Economics from University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2008- 2012.

Graduate Scholarship (2003) (Coursework + Research): Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS)-2003 at Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan, 2004-2006.

Graduate Scholarship (2000) (Coursework): Aus Aid Scholarship for Masters in Environmental Studies, 2000 (Not Taken Up…..................)

Dhaka University Merit Scholarship, 1995

Sessional Lecturer: Quantitative Analysis

July 2012- till now

Kaplan Business School, Adelaide

 

Sessional Lecturer: Business Macroeconomics

March 2012

Ballarat University, Adelaide

 

Casual Tutor

(Semester 2, 2012- Microeconomics1, Business Statistics)

The University of Adelaide

 

Teaching Assistant (July 2008-July2012):

 

Semester 1 2012

Principals of Microeconomics I

Semester 2, 2011

Principals of Microeconomics I

Semester 1, 2011

Principals of Macroeconomics I

Semester 2, 2010

Public Finance III, IIID

Semester 1, 2010

Principals of Microeconomics I

Semester 2, 2009

Public Finance III, IIID

Semester 1, 2009

Principals of Microeconomics I

Semester 2, 2008

Public Finance III, IIID

Supervisor of Masters of Global Food and Agriculture Markets: Semester 1, 2015, Maria Belinda; project titled “Understanding food cultural shock and improving diet of temporary migrants. The case of international students from South-East Asian countries in Adelaide, Australia”.

Co-supervisor of PhD students

               - Jasmine Rupa thesis titled “Determinants of dietary diversity, diet quality and food security: Evidence from Rural households in Bangladesh” and

               -Anna Vicki Finizio thesis titled “Understanding the determinants of diet quality among rural households in Fiji”.

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 Editor The Food Science & Nutrition Technology

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2015 - 2017 Centre for Global Food and Resources University of Adelaide Australia
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83132204
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower
Org Unit
Ctr Global Food & Resources

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