Rubayyat Hashmi

Rubayyat Hashmi

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Dr Rubayyat Hashmi joined the Australian Centre for Housing Research (ACHR) as a NHMRC grant funded research fellow (ECR) in June 2023. Prior to joining ACHR, Dr Hashmi held academic and research positions at Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland and American International University-Bangladesh. His academic background is in economics (bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from University of Dhaka, another master's degree in economics from Texas A&M University in the United States, and a PhD in health economics from University of Southern Queensland). Rubayyat has broad research interest in health, society and welfare. His primary research field is in health economics and his secondary research fields are applied economics (environment and labour economics). Rubayyat possesses significant expertise in utilising longitudinal data for economic modelling to investigate policy and strategic research concerns. Rubayyat’s work has been published in leading journals including PharmacoEconomics, Health Policy, Quality of Life Research, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, PLoS ONE, Journal of Cleaner Production etc. Rubayyat is a member of several professioanl associations including International Health Economics Association (iHEA), Australian Health Econmics Society (AHES), American Economic Association (AEA) and the Economic Society of Australia (ESA).

Dr Rubayyat Hashmi joined the Australian Centre for Housing Research (ACHR) as a NHMRC grant funded research fellow (ECR) in June 2023. His broad research interest is in health, society, and welfare. His PhD (health economics) research explores issues related to socioeconomic inequality and inequity in mental health and health care use in Australia. Rubayyat possesses significant expertise in utilising longitudinal data for economic modelling to investigate policy and strategic research concerns.  Rubayyat is an approved and trained user of big secured datasets such as the National Health Survey (NHS) of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) and the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) of the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD).  Dr Hashmi has worked for funded research projects with international collaborations of researchers in the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh and scholars worldwide have incorporated his research discoveries into their academic publications, personal blogs, and online social media. For Dr Hashmi's research details, the following is the google scholar link:

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Adjunct Research Fellow University of Southern Queensland
    2021 - 2022 Research Associate Queensland University of Technology
    2016 - 2017 Assistant Professor American International University-Bangladesh
    2013 - 2016 Lecturer American International University-Bangladesh
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2021 University of Southern Queensland Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 Texas A&M University United States MSc (Economics)
    2007 - 2008 University of Dhaka Bangladesh MSS (Economics)
    2002 - 2007 University of Dhaka Bangladesh BSS Hons (Economics)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Keramat, S. A., Perales, F., Alam, K., Rashid, R., Haque, R., Monasi, N., . . . Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, S. (2024). Multimorbidity and health-related quality of life amongst Indigenous Australians: A longitudinal analysis. Quality of Life Research, 33(1), 195-206.
    2024 Gautam, N., Rahman, M. M., Hashmi, R., Lim, A., & Khanam, R. (2024). Socioeconomic inequalities in child and adolescent mental health in Australia: the role of parenting style and parents’ relationships. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 18(1), 16 pages.
    2024 Hashmi, R., Alam, K., & Gow, J. (2024). Socioeconomic mental health disparities and income mobility in Australia: A longitudinal factor decomposition analysis. Economic Analysis and Policy, 82, 290-302.
    2024 Hashmi, R., Keating, B. W., Ali, M. A., & Keramat, S. A. (2024). An investigation of the longitudinal trajectory patterns of health-related quality of life among Australians with disabilities: explaining disability types and properties. Quality of Life Research, 11 pages.
    2023 Shanto, H. H., Al-Zubayer, M. A., Ahammed, B., Sarder, M. A., Keramat, S. A., Hashmi, R., . . . Alam, K. (2023). Maternal Healthcare Services Utilisation and Its Associated Risk Factors: A Pooled Study of 37 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Public Health, 68, 10 pages.
    2023 Hashmi, R., Alam, K., Gow, J., Alam, K., & March, S. (2023). Inequity in psychiatric healthcare use in Australia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 58(4), 605-616.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2023 Keramat, S. A., Lee, V., Patel, R., Hashmi, R., & Comans, T. (2023). Cognitive impairment and health-related quality of life amongst older Australians: evidence from a longitudinal investigation. Quality of Life Research, 32(10), 2911-2924.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
    2023 Keramat, S. A., Hashmi, R., Aregbeshola, B. S., & Comans, T. (2023). Informal Caregiving Provision for Disabled or Elderly in the Families and Work Productivity: Evidence from 11 Waves of an Australian Population-Based Cohort. PharmacoEconomics, 41(9), 1117-1136.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Sarder, M. A., Lee, K. Y., Keramat, S. A., Hashmi, R., & Ahammed, B. (2023). A multilevel analysis of individual and community-level factors associated with childhood immunisation in Bangladesh: Evidence from a pooled cross-sectional survey. Vaccine: X, 14, 8 pages.
    2023 Ahmad, K., Beatson, A., Campbell, M., Hashmi, R., Keating, B. W., Mulcahy, R., . . . Wang, S. (2023). The impact of gender and age on bullying role, self-harm and suicide: Evidence from a cohort study of Australian children. PLoS One, 18(1), e0278446-1-e0278446-13.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2022 Keating, B. W., Keramat, S. A., Waller, I., & Hashmi, R. (2022). Job satisfaction dynamics: how do they impact employment mode choice for people with a disability?. Heliyon, 8(10), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Sathi, N. J., Ahammed, B., Alam, K., Hashmi, R., Lee, K. Y., & Keramat, S. A. (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities in low birth weight in South Asia: A comparative analysis using Demographic and Health Surveys. SSM - Population Health, 20, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    2022 Haque, R., Alam, K., Rahman, S. M., Mustafa, M. U. R., Ahammed, B., Ahmad, K., . . . Keramat, S. A. (2022). Nexus between maternal underweight and child anthropometric status in South and South-East Asian countries. Nutrition, 98, 1-8.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2022 Hashmi, R., Alam, K., Gow, J., & March, S. (2022). Do family and maternal background matter? A multilevel approach to modelling mental health status of Australian youth using longitudinal data. PLoS ONE, 17(4 April), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Ahmed, M. U., Pulok, M. H., Hashmi, R., Hajizadeh, M., & Nargis, N. (2022). Price and Income Elasticities of Cigarette Smoking Demand in Bangladesh: Evidence from Urban Adolescents and Young Adults. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 24(6), 826-833.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2022 Keramat, S. A., Ahammed, B., Mohammed, A., Seidu, A. A., Farjana, F., Hashmi, R., . . . Ahinkorah, B. O. (2022). Disability, physical activity, and health-related quality of life in Australian adults: An investigation using 19 waves of a longitudinal cohort. PLoS ONE, 17(5), 1-17.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS4 Europe PMC7
    2021 Sabgul, A. A., Qattan, A. M. N., Hashmi, R., & Al-Hanawi, M. K. (2021). Husbands’ knowledge of breast cancer and their Wives’ attitudes and practices related to breast cancer screening in Saudi Arabia: Cross-sectional online survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(2), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2021 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.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2021 Keramat, S. A., Alam, K., Rana, R. H., Chowdhury, R., Farjana, F., Hashmi, R., . . . Biddle, S. J. H. (2021). Obesity and the risk of developing chronic diseases in middle-aged and older adults: Findings from an Australian longitudinal population survey, 2009-2017. PLoS ONE, 16(11), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS15 Europe PMC14
    2021 Keramat, S. A., Alam, K., Al-Hanawi, M. K., Gow, J., Biddle, S. J. H., & Hashmi, R. (2021). Trends in the prevalence of adult overweight and obesity in Australia, and its association with geographic remoteness. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS23 Europe PMC14
    2020 Islam, A., Rashid, M. H. U., Hossain, S. Z., & Hashmi, R. (2020). Public policies and tax evasion: evidence from SAARC countries. Heliyon, 6(11), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS9 Europe PMC1
    2020 Hashmi, R., Alam, K., & Gow, J. (2020). Socioeconomic inequalities in mental health in Australia: Explaining life shock exposure. Health Policy, 124(1), 97-105.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS13 Europe PMC8
    2020 Al-Hanawi, M. K., Hashmi, R., Almubark, S., Qattan, A. M. N., & Pulok, M. H. (2020). Socioeconomic inequalities in uptake of breast cancer screening among Saudi women: A cross-sectional analysis of a national survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS12 Europe PMC14
    2019 Hashmi, R., & Alam, K. (2019). Dynamic relationship among environmental regulation, innovation, CO<inf>2</inf> emissions, population, and economic growth in OECD countries: A panel investigation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 231, 1100-1109.
    DOI Scopus487 WoS384
    DOI WoS3
    - Keramat, S. A., Sathi, N. J., Haque, R., Ahammed, B., Chowdhury, R., Hashmi, R., & Ahmad, K. (n.d.). Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Circumstances, Place of Residence and Obesity amongst Australian Adults: A Longitudinal Regression Analysis Using 14 Annual Waves of the HILDA Cohort. Obesities, 1(3), 178-188.

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, CI – A, ABLE ECR Research Leadership Grant, A$5000, 2023

University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, CI– C, “CHR small research Grant”, A$3000, 2022-2023.

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). CI– C (with Mohammed Al-hanawi, Sarh Almubark, Ameerah Qattan and Mohammad Pulok). “Socioeconomic inequalities in uptake of breast cancer screening among Saudi women”. A$ 15,000. 2019-2020.

University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. CI – A. “Inequality and inequity in mental health and health care use in Australia”. A$ 175,000. 2018-2021

Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States of America (USA). CI – A (with Mohammed Pulok and Moin Ahmed). “Dynamics of Smoking Behaviour among urban adolescents and young adults of Bangladesh: peer effect and family influences”. A$ 15,000. 2014-2015.

Oxfam-Novib, and Supro, Bangladesh, CI – B (with Mohammed Pulok and Moin Ahmed). “Tax, tax gap analysis and tax system in Bangladesh”. A$ 8,000. 2013-2014.



Teaching experience (University of Southern Queensland)

ECO-2000 The Macro-economy and Business [S2 2022] (Assistant Examiner, role: course lecture, StudyDesk management, marking)

ECO-3030 Sustainable Economics [ S2 2022 S2 2021, S2 2019, S2 2018] (Assistant Examiner, role: course lecture, course update, StudyDesk management, marking)

ECO-3010 International Economics and Trade [S1 2019] (Marking Assistant, role: marking)

ECO-3002 Economic Policy Analysis [S2 2021] (Course team member, role: StudyDesk management, marking)

ECO-1000 Economics [S1 2018] (Marking Assistant, role: marking)


Teaching experience (American International University-Bangladesh)

ECO-4121 Applied Econometrics [Spring 2015-2016, Summer 2013-2014, Summer 2012-2013]

ECO-3218 Econometrics [Fall 2015-2016, Spring 2013-2014, Summer 2012-2013]

ECO-3104 Health economics [Spring 2016-2017, Fall 2014-2015]

ECO-1202 Introduction to Macroeconomics [Fall 2017-2018, Fall 2016-2017, Summer 2014-2015, Spring 2012-2013]

ECO-1101 Introduction to Microeconomics [Summer 2016-2017, Summer 2015-2016, Spring 2014-2015]

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member American Economic Association United States

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