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Dr Rezwanul Rana has completed his PhD (Health Economics) in the 'School of Commerce' at the 'University of Southern Queensland' in 2020. He holds an MA degree in economics from Middlesex University, UK. Previously, he has worked as a research fellow at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and a tutor at the University of Queensland (UQ). He has published numerous research articles in quartile one journals and been a part of several successful research grants. His current research focuses on health economic evaluation, particularly the economic burden of non-communicable diseases in Australia. Dr Rezwanul's research interests include economic evaluation of health technology, healthcare expenditure, healthcare-seeking behaviour, inequality in healthcare access and utilisation in developed and developing countries. 

Previously, Dr Rezwanul worked as a research assistant for a project with Darling Downs Health which aims to evaluate the professional practice model in nursing. In this project, he assisted in preparing an ethics application, recruiting participants for focus group discussion, collection, management and statistical analysis of primary data. He has experience working with nationally representative HILDA survey data. As a research fellow at USQ, he has conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis for an RCT project that evaluates digital health interventions to improve child mental health. Previously, he had collaborated with a group of international researchers to evaluate the consumers' choice or preference and their additional willingness to pay for eco-certified goods using the Discrete Choice Experiment. In additionhe has also contributed to a project that estimated the avoidable ED and hospital admission costs of COPD patients. Dr Rezwanul and his team at USQ has collaborated with 'Lung Foundation Australia' to evaluate the cost and clinical effectiveness of a nurse-led education program for COPD patients. 

Dr Rezwanul has attended several training programs at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the University of Melbourne, and USQ. In 2019, he received a scholarship to present his research at the 'International Health Economics Association' (iHEA) conference and later published the article in 'BMC Health Services Research' journal. He has completed four upskill courses on 'Risk Management for Projects; Healthcare Finance, Economics and Risk; Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics; and Leading High-Performance Teams. 

Dr Rezwanul has an academic and research career spanning more than ten years. Since February 2020, he has been working as a tutor at the University of Queensland. Last semester (Semester 1, 2021), students rated him 5 out of 5 (overall) in the 'Tutor Survey' for both the courses he taught. Previously, he received 'USQ Teaching Excellence Recognition' based on the student feedback provided in the 'Opinion Survey'. 


Education/Academic qualification

Health Economics, PhD, Understanding the factors influencing healthcare-seeking behaviour in Australia: an applied microeconomic evaluation

25 Feb 201720 Jan 2020

Award Date: 22 Apr 2020

Economics, MA, Regionalism: Contraction or Expansion of Globalisation? The Case of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Middlesex University Business School

14 Aug 200612 Feb 2008

Award Date: 20 Jun 2008

Finance , Bachelors, University of Dhaka

5 Feb 200115 Dec 2005

Award Date: 20 Feb 2006


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