Shahinur Akter
Associate Professor



I am an Associate Professor (On study leave) of Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, and I am doing my PhD in Chiang Mai University, Thailand at present. I used to teach courses including Sociology of Health and Illness, Marriage and Family, Social Research Methods, Research Proposal Development, Introduction to Sociology at Undergraduate and Graduate level in Khulna University. My research interest is primarily concerned with public health, child health, gender and health issues.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ongoing)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Chiang Mai University, Thailand


Master of Social Science (MSS) in Sociology

Sociology Discipline, Social Science School

Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.


Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) in Sociology

Sociology Discipline, Social Science School

Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.

Public Health; Child Health; Gender; Education

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Factors Influencing Utilization of Child Health Services among Mothers in Khulna District of Bangladesh Principal Investigator November, 2019 December, 2021 National
2 Malnutrition among Under-five Children in Southwestern Coastal Region of Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study on Prevalence and Associated Fcators Principal Investigator January 2023 December 2023 National

Working Experience

Associate Professor (On study leave), Sociology Discipline, Khulna University (30 April 2022 to present)

Assistant ProfessorSociology Discipline, Khulna University (30 April 2017 to 29 April 2022)

Lecturer, Sociology Discipline, Khulna University (30 April 2015 to 29 April 2017)

Part-time Lecturer, Sociology Discipline, Khulna University (12 June 2014 to 29 April 2015)

 

Research Experience

  • Principal Investigator (2023) Malnutrition among Under-five Children in Southwestern Coastal Region of Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study on Prevalence and Associated Factors. Funded by Research and Innovation Center, Khulna University (Ongoing).
  • Principal Investigator (2019-2020) Factors Influencing Utilization of Child Health Services among Mothers in Khulna District of Bangladesh. Khulna University, funded by Khulna University Research Cell.
  • Assistant Investigator (2015) Impact Assessment of the Family Based Care (FBC) upon the Beneficiaries at SOS Children’s Village Khulna, Funded by SOS Children’s Village Khulna.

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Journal Articles:


15. Akter, S.* & Saha, S. (2024). Impact of legal recognition on the lives of the third gender: A study in Khulna district of Bangladesh. Heliyon,10(7), e28671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e28671. (Q1: IF. 3.776).
14. Hossain, M. T., Akter, S., Nishu, N. A., Khan, L., Shuha, T. T., Jahan, N., Rahman, M. M., & Khatun, M. T. (2023). The gender divide in digital competence: A cross-sectional study on university students in southwestern Bangladesh. Frontiers in Education, 8. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2023.1258447. (Q2: IF. 2.3)

13. Akter, S.*, Azad, T., Rahman, M. H., & Raihan, M. F. (2023). Morbidity patterns and determinants of healthcare-seeking behavior of elderly women in selected rural areas of Bangladesh. Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal, 5, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s44229-023-00033-2

12. Jahan, N., Akter, S., Heme, M. A., Chandra, D., Polly, A., Siddiqua, L., Rahman, R., Mohsin, K. F., & Hossain, M. T.* (2022). Healthcare seeking behavior of marginalized older people in urban slums: a cross-sectional survey study in Khulna city, Bangladesh. BMJ Open, 12 (11), e066376. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066376. (Q1: IF.3.007)

11. Akter, S.* (2022). Factors influencing health service utilization among mothers for under-five children: A cross-sectional study in Khulna district of Bangladesh. PLoS One, 17(9): e0274449. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274449.(Q1:IF.3.24)

10. Akter, S.* & Bristy, T. A. (2022). Lifestyle factors and risk of obesity among the school children in Khulna City. Khulna University Studies, 19(2), 235-244.doi: https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2022.19.02.2147-ss . 

9.   Akter, S.*  Humaira, A., Nessa, K., & Razu, S. R. (2022). Factors associated with age at menopause: A cross-sectional study in Khulna district. Khulna University Studies,19(1), 155-163. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2022.19.01.2145-s

8.  Akter, S.*, Rahman, M. H., & Razu, S. R. (2020). Socioeconomic factors associated with obesity among primary school children: A cross-sectional survey from Khulna District of Bangladesh. Journal of Population and Development, 2, 84-96.

7.  Akter, S.*, & Biswas, A. (2018). Effects of parental guidance on academic achievement of secondary students in Dumuria Upazila of Khulna District, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 15(1):105-116.

6.  Akter, S.*,  Afrin, S., & Razu, S. R. (2018). Teaching techniques and students’ satisfaction in tertiary education: A study from Bangladesh. Journal of Teacher Education and Research, 13(1): 32-40. doi: 10.5958/2454-1664.2018.00003.4. http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=jter&volume=13&issue=1&article=003

5.  Akter, S.*, Chanda, S. K., Mamum, A. A.,  & Razu, S. R. (2018). Role of education in women empowerment: A study from Khulna District of Bangladesh. International Journal of Innovative Research, 3(1): 19-23. ISSN: 2520-5919 (Online). http://www.irsbd.org/papers/4.IJIR_3(1)_18_Razu_.pdf.

4.   Akter, S.*, Jabbar, M. A., & Khatun, M. T. (2018). Factors affecting career choice of the female secondary students in Khulna district of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 15(1):91-103. https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2018.15.1and2.1706-S

3.   Razu, S. R.*, Akter, S., & Afrin, S. (2018). Factors affecting academic performance in tertiary education: A case study from Khulna University of Bangladesh. Pabna University of Science and Technology Studies, 3(1):87-91. ISSN: 2308-6246 (Online).

2.   Razu, S. R.*, Jabbar, M. A., Hossain, M. Z., Islam, M. A., & Akter, S. (2018). Health effects of water salinity in coastal regions: A study from south-western Bangladesh. International Journal of Business, Social and Scientific Research, 6(2):31-38. ISSN: 2309-7892 (Online), 2519-5530 (Print), Retrieve from http://www.ijbssr.com/currentissueview/14013253.

1.   Akter, S.*, & Khatun, M. T. (2017). Factors affecting child rights: A socioeconomic study in Bangladesh. The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II: Social Sciences, Vol. XXXVII, 2013, 231-242, ISSN 1682-422.


Conference

2. Md. Tanvir Hossain, Nusrat Jahan, M. T., Akter, S., Nishana Afrin Nishu, Lubaba Khan, Tasnia Tahsin Shuha, Sarkar Tamzid Rahman, and Bijoy Kumar Mondal. (2023, October 30-31). What determines the gender divide in Digital competence of university students? A cross-sectional study in public university of southwestern Bangladesh. [Conference Presentation]. Second International Conference on South Asia in the Post-COVID-19 Global Crisis: Politics, Economy, and Society 2023. Faculty of Social Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
1. Akter, S.* & Roy, T.  (2023, January 27-28). Nutritional status of under-five children in Bangladesh: A systematic review. [Conference Presentation]. The 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Issues (ICSSI) 2023, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.




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