School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Health Promotion, International Health, Project Planning, Public Health Internship, Health Policy & Public Health Interventions
Disciplinary orientation: Health Systems and PHC Development, Reproductive Health, Safe Motherhood, Health Promotion
Areas of Interest: Program and Project Planning & Evaluation, Health Services and Community Development, Health Management Information Systems, Participatory Appraisal
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Recent & Current Projects
Health Services Strengthening for Improved Health Outcomes for Snakebite Victims, Myanmar: Review of first aid and treatment in the primary care and in hospital settings, community knowledge and practices survey, CMEs for heath care staff and community health education in three townships in Mandalay and Yangon (Funding by DFAT .
Maternal Health Services - Indonesia: Review of maternal health services, verbal autopsies and facility based maternal death audits for an in-depth understanding and policy and system wide changes, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Safe Motherhood & Reproductive Health - East Timor: Strengthening District Health System for Safe Motherhood in East Timor. In collaboration with International Infancy Midwifery Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IMOG) program, Rotary Club of Morialta and Department of Health, Bobonaro, East Timor, with Bruno Giorgio, Steven Scroggs, RCM IMOG team, Sally Johnson, Frances Knight, Penny Bezar, Ben Kildea et al
Health System Development - Indonesia: Health Management Trainings, Maternal Health Action Research, Development of a Maternal Health Technical Resource Team for managers of government public health programs, and manager of hospitals, district health and primary care settings, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. With John Moss, Maskito Soerjoasmoro, Rina Kusumaratna, H Sutarnyoto, Syafak Hanung, Syarifah Masitah
Quality of Care - PR China: Rational use of prescription drugs in primary care settings, quality of care in township hospitals, in Shandong Province, Peoples Republic of China, in collaboration with Shandong Health Department & Weifang Medical University. Focus on health care providers and health system factors determining rational use of drugs. With Zhang Aiguo, Wei Li, Hand Dong, Anje Scarfe, Yu Zhenjie, Wu Qi, Lainie Sutton.
Primary Health Care - PR China: Quality of Primary Care at village clinics and township hospitals, Shandong province, in collaboration with the Shandong Department of Health, Peoples Republic of China. With Laine Sutton, Zhang Aiguo, Vanessa Richardson, Alexandra Raulli, Han Dong, Wangyan, Dong Peng
Placements of Australian public health graduates and specialists for research, health promotion and health services development in developing countries: Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) for (2006, PR China), Public Health (2007, PR China), Primary Health Care (2008, East Timor), Village Health Services (2009, PR China), Village Health Services 2011 -2012, PR China). Maternal Health Services (2010 Indonesia), Hospital Based Maternal Health Services (2011, Indonesia), Referral Pathways Safe Motherhood Services (2012, Indonesia)
Other Health Services Research: The influence of living arrangements on health services utilisation in Australia – an analysis of the National Health Survey Data to identify the utilisation of primary care, acute care and allied health services by people
For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects
Year Citation 2017 White, J., Alfred, S., Peh, C. A., Warrell, D., Bates, D., Mahmood, A., . . . Thwin, K. T. (2017). Myanmar Snakebite Project: analysis of the first 627 prospective cases. Poster session presented at the meeting of CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
2017: Health System Development Interventions for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes, Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia. An intervention research to improve quality of care in primary care and a district hospital. - Research interventions funded by the Kutai Kartanegara District Health Office (estimated value $ 100,000)
2014: Australian Government DFAT, Improving health outcomes for snakebite patients in Myanmar. Chen Au Peh, Julian White, Afzal Mahmood. $2,296,483.
2013 Maternal Health. Death Audit Review, Kutai Kartanegara district. Field expenses by the District Department of Health. Estimated Value $50,000
2011: AusAID for the development of a maternal health technical resource team for the province of East Kalimantan, funded by AusAID, $85,000
2011: AusAID: Appointment of a research assistant for research into rationale use of drugs at the county hospitals, in collaboration with Weifang University and Shandong Department of Health, Shandong PR China. Estimated value $60,000
2011 DEEWR: (Department of Education, Employment and Workforce Relations. Government of Australia. Short Term Mobility Grant for placement of students in Indonesia. $13500
2010 The Ministry of Education, Indonesia. Comprehensive health services access model for elderly health. Kusumaratna RK, Soerjoasmoro MA, Mohammad MA, $20,000
2009: AusAID: appointment of a Research Assistant, Shandong PR China, in collaboration with Shandong Department of Health and Weifang Medical University, for a research into quality of care at village clinics Estimated value $60,000
2009 AusAID, Management Training for public sector health care manager from Indonesia. $198000
2008 East Kalimantan Department of Health, PWS Project. Health services management training for senior and mid level managers of health. $140,000
2006-07 AusAID. Rural health services research in Shandong Province, in collaboration with the Shandong Province Department of Health, China. AUSAID funded a project coordinator to be placed in Shandong for six months under the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development Award Program. Mahmood MA, Wangyan, Zhang Aiguo. Estimated value $60,000.
2005 Evaluation of Children and Families Integration Services: Evaluating the Outcomes of Service Integration. Children Youth and Women’s Health Services. Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Mahmood MA, Rosenfeld E, McDermott B. $17,000.
2004-05 Faculty of Health Science, University of Adelaide. The influence of living arrangements on health services utilisation in Australia. Mahmood MA, Warin M, Bi P. $9,000.
2004-05 Pakistan Voluntary Health and Nutrition Association (PAVHNA). For research and development into Reproductive Health Program Sustainability Strategies. $31,000
2004 -05 AusAID. Placement of a research assistant for rural health services research in Shandong Province, with Shandong Department of Health, estimated value $40,000
2003-04 Pakistan Voluntary Health and Nutrition Association: Operations Research Reproductive Health Program: STIs, Family Planning, Safe Motherhood. $18050
2000-01 PAVHNA. Health Management Information System Development for Reproductive Health. Mahmood MA, Mobeen N, et al. $10,000
2000 Marie Stopes Society. Baseline assessment. Reproductive Health, Khairpur and Naushahro Feroze, Sindh, Pakistan. Mahmood MA, Ali S, Afsar H, et al $10,000
2000 Perinatal Infections and Pregnancy Outcomes Research. Pakistan. A collaborative international research involving researchers from University of Alabama and Aga Khan University Karachi. Co-Principle Investigator for the psychosocial, nutritional and dental component. (as member of
an Aga Khan University and University of Alabama research team) With Goldenberg R, Islam, A, Karmaliani R, et al. $952,981
Course Development & Coordination, University of Adelaide
• Health Promotion, PUB HLTH 3124, 2017
• Evaluation in Public Health III. PUB HLTH 3123 2015 - 2017
• Public Health Internship 2011, 2015, 2016
• International Health Course for BHSc, MBBS. PUB HLTH 3122. 2007 to date
• Public Health Intervention component of PH Policy & Interventions 2007 - 2009
• Public Health Policy & Interventions, Core MPH Course 2010
• Protecting & Promoting Health 2007 to 2009
• Health Promotion, BHSc, Master of Public Health 2002 - 2006
• Public Health IB, Core Course BHSc 2003 to 2009
• Public Health Internship III, BHSc 2004 to 2010
• Project Management Module, PH Theory & Practice Course, BHSc 2012
• Health Promotion Module of the PH Theory & Practice Course, BHSc 2010
• Inputs to other courses e.g. PH1A, International PHC, MBBS
Program Development: Member Strategic Group and Degree Committee, 2006, Bachelor of Development Studies Program
Teaching Award: Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006
Program Development & Course Coordination at Aga Khan University
• Co-coordinator: MSc Health Policy & Management Program 2001-02
• Member Program Committee, MSc Epi & Biostatistics 2001-02
• Coordinator MSc Course Comparative Organisation of Health Services 2000-2002
• Coordinator MSc Course Health Management Information Systems 2000-2002
• Member Taskforce for MBBS Curriculum Review 2001-2002
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Improving Maternal Health Outcomes for Women with Concomitant Illnesses in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lareesa Marie Ryan 2018 Principal Supervisor Strengthening Viral Hepatitis Management in Aboriginal Health Services Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Larkin 2018 Co-Supervisor Community Health Workers Program in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs): Scope and Evalutation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Shagufta Perveen
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Quality of Care in Family Planning Services in Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gizachew Assefa Tessema 2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Physical Activity among Young Educated Saudi Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mazna Almarzooqi 2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Decentralisation and Local Health Discretion: Pursuing the Hazy Path between Local Initiatives and Central Policies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Syamsu Hidayat 2009 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Smokeless Tobacco and Coronary Heart Disease: Risks Among Non-Smokers in Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Aziz Rahman 2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Prevention of Musculoskeletal Pain and Discomfort in South Australian Workplaces: Evaluation of a Stage of Change Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Diana Vanda Daturara Doda 2007 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Exploring the Fit between the Perceived Mental Health Needs of Resettling Refugees and Current Health Service Responses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Savic 2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor ''What is going to happen to me now?' Systemic Uncertainty and Complexity Between Hospital and Home for Older People, People with Disability, Carers and Service Providers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rosie King 2004 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Efficiency in Hospitals Owned by the Iranian Social Security Organisation: Measurement, Determinants, and Remedial Actions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Hossein Hajiali Afzali
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2017 - ongoing Rotary Club of Morialta & Australian College of Midwives — Health services and related Australia 2010 - ongoing Provincial Government, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Provinical Department of Health Health services and related Indonesia 2009 - ongoing Weifang Medical University, Weifang, Shandong Province China — School or college China 2006 - 2012 Shangong Provincial Department of Health — Health services and related China 2005 - 2012 East Timor Ministry of Health, District Bobonaro Health Office, Rotary Club of Morialta — Health services and related Timor-Leste 2005 - 2005 Womens and Children Hospital — Health services and related Australia 1998 - 1999 University of Indonesia, Trisakti University Department of Community Medicine, Public Health Health services and related Indonesia
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