Room No. 3429, 3rd Floor, Development Studies Discipline, Social Science School, Kobi Jibanananda Das Academic Building, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Md. Zobayer Hossain (মোঃ জোবায়ের হোসাইন)
Assistant Professor

I am working as an Assistant Professor of Development Studies at Khulna University. I usually teach courses on governance, development and policy in both undergraduate and graduate level. As the leading academician on Policy and Governance in Khulna University, I regularly publish articles evaluating the efficacy and performance of state and non state actors and policies/intervention strategies that either they formulate or they implement. My articles are published by globally reputed publishers like Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Dove Medical Press, Nature Research, Bridgewater State University and Polish Society of Family Medicine. 

My latest published articles are on Trust in Government/Political Trust, Public Sector Innovation and State of Public Health Preparedness and Response - all of which are written in the context of COVID-19 and from the perspective of Bangladesh. To contribute to the Health policy, I, side by side, regularly publish on Public Health issues in collaboration across borders. I am contributing to social policy formulation as well. I have published an article on early marriage in Bangladesh. A glimpse of my published works can be found on the 'Publication' tab of this webpage. Currently, I am working on issues related to 'civil society', disability and access to health care services. 

Apart from that, I have experience on preparing grant proposal for the donor agencies, conducting surveys/FGDs and writing evaluation reports by the NGOs for the funding agencies. Currently, I am in Australia, doing Masters in Public Policy at the Australian National University. In case you need to contact me, use any of the following mails:   

Bachelor [BSS (Hons.)] and Master of Social Sciences in Development Studies, University of Dhaka

State and non-state actors; their affairs; and issues (mostly Public Health) shaping the facade of 'development'

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Journal Articles

Hossain, M.Z., & Biswas, R. K. (2022): Citizen Attitude and Trust in Government during COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh. International Journal of Public Administration [Publisher: Taylor and Francis; Indexed in SCOPUS (Q2); Web of Science (ESCI)]. DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2022.2077760

Hossain, M. Z., & Yasmin, T. (2022) Factors affecting public sector innovation during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: an analysis on three cases. International Review of Public Administration [Publisher: Taylor and Francis; Indexed in SCOPUS (Q3)], 27(1), 1-14, DOI: 10.1080/12294659.2022.2044105

Keramat, S. A., Alam, K., Ahinkorah, B. O., Islam, M. S., Islam, M. I., Hossain, M. Z., Ahmed, S., Gow, J., & Biddle, S. J. (2021). Obesity, disability and self-perceived health outcomes in Australian adults: A longitudinal analysis using 14 annual waves of the HILDA cohort. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research [Publisher: Dove Medical Press; Indexed in SCOPUS (Q1); Web of Science (ESCI)], 13, 777-788. DOI: 10.2147/CEOR.S318094

Talukder, A., & Hossain, M. Z. (2020). Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Its Associated Factors in Bangladesh: Application of Two- level Logistic Regression Model. Scientific Reports [Publisher: Nature Research; Indexed in Web of Science (SCI - Expanded); SCOPUS (Q1)], 10: 10237. DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-66084-9

Talukder, A., Hasan, M. M., Razu, S. R., & Hossain, M. Z. (2020). Early marriage in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study exploring the associated factors. Journal of International Women’s Studies [Publisher: Bridgewater State University; Indexed in SCOPUS (Q3); DOAJ], 21(1), 68-78.

Talukder, A., Razu, S. R., & Hossain, M. Z. (2018). Factors affecting stunting among children under five years of age in Bangladesh. Family Medicine & Primary Care Review [Publisher: Polish Society of Family Medicine; Indexed in Web of Science (ESCI); SCOPUS (Q3); DOAJ], 20(4), 356-362. DOI: 10.5114/fmpcr.2018.79348

Howlader, M. H., Ashikuzzaman, M., Hossain, M. Z., & Khan, M. A. (2018). Urban inequality: An assessment on the distribution of infrastructure and services in Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies15(1), 133-148. DOI: 10.53808/KUS.2018.15.1&2.11.1801-SS

Book Chapters

Hossain, M. Z. (2021). Public Health Preparedness and Response: A Human Rights Perspective. In R. A. M. Titumir, N. Georgeou, & A. Chowdhury (Eds.), COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Response, Rights and Resilience (pp. 31-37). Dhaka, Bangladesh: University Press Limited.