Munir Khan
Dr Munir Khan

Position: Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Melbourne

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Profile: Munir Khan is currently working on the Quality of Life (QOL) project under the supervision of Prof. Jeff Richardson, founding Director of the Centre for Health Economics. Before joining the Centre, Dr. Khan worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Rural Health and as a Data Analyst in the University Planning Office at the University of Melbourne. He also worked as an academic at Victoria University and Monash University.

Before migrating to Australia in 1992 Dr. Khan worked at the University of Dhaka as an academic for several years. He has extensive research experience across wide topics including health and wellbeing of rural people, obstetrics outcomes of Victorian indigenous people, prevalence of adult obesity in rural communities, recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural Victoria, consumers’ perspective of GP’s undertaking research, students’ interest in rural health careers and students attitudes towards mental health.

His current work includes as member of AQoL team (i) completion of working papers on The AQoL-8D (PsyQoL) MAU Instrument: Overview (Research Paper 39); Data used in the development of the AQoL-8D (PsyQoL) Quality of Life Instrument (Research Paper 40); Report on Health Related Quality of Life and Lifestyle of Bangladeshi Migrants in Melbourne: Use of Multi-Attribute Instruments (Research Paper 44); AQoL-7D (Vision) Instrument: Overview, survey results and ultility algorithms (Research Paper 45); Smoking Status and Quality of Life: Preliminary results from a Sample of Adult Smokers who called Quitline (Research Paper 46); Preliminary results for the validation of the Assessment of Quality of Life AQoL-8D instrument. (Research Paper 47); and Summary Review of Multi-Attribute Utility (MAU) Instrument Comparison Studies: Methods, Techniques and Outcomes (Research Paper 50); (ii) completion and submission of  research project on Measuring health-related Quality of Life among the Bangladeshi migrants living in Melbourne: Use of Aulti-Attribute Instruments to Faculty Research Office; and (iii) preparation of journal articles based on working papers for publication. In his academic career, Dr. Khan has published some of his research work in national and international Journals.

Recent Publications:

Anderson, M., Richardson, J., McKie, J., Iezzi, A., & Khan, M.A. 2010. ‘The Relevance of Personal Characteristics in Health Care Rationing: What the Australian Public Thinks and Why’. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (forthcoming).

DeWitt, D., Critchley, J. & Khan, M.A. 2007. ‘A required rural health module increases students’ interest in rural health careers’. Rural and Remote Health, 1 June 2007; 7:688.

Simmons, D., McKenzie, A., Eaton, S., Cox, N., Khan, M.A., Shaw, J., & Zimmet, P. 2005. ‘Choice and availability of take away and restaurant food does not affect the prevalence of adult obesity in rural communities in Australia’. International Journal of Obesity, April, 2005; Vol. 29, No. 4.

Simmons, D.; Khan, M.A., & Teale, G. 2005., ‘Obstetric Outcomes among rural Aboriginal Victorians’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February, 2005; 45: 68-70.

Bourke, L. & Khan, M.A. 2004. ‘Should my GP do research? Consumer Perspectives of GPs Undertaking Research’. Journal of Research for Consumer, Issue 7, November.

Khan, M.A. 2003. ‘Occupational Adjustment and Job Transition of South Asian Migrants in Melbourne’. The Oriental Geographer, Vol. 47, No. 1, Bangladesh Geographical Society, Dhaka.

Khan, M.A. 2003. “Tonga”a Book chapter in Pocket Guide to Cultural Assessment, edited by Carolyn E. D’ Avanzo. Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.

Madden, A., Simmons, D., McCarty, C., Khan, M.A., & Taylor, H. 2002. ‘Eye Health in Rural Areas’. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 30, pp316-321.

Khan, MA. 1999. ‘Occupational Status and Economic Progress of Bangladesh-, India- and Sri Lanka-Born Migrants in Melbourne’. The Oriental Geographer, Vol 43, No. 1, Bangladesh Geographical Society, Dhaka.

Khan, MA. 1998. ‘Asian Migration and Changing Employment and Occupation in Melbourne’. Ph.D Thesis, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Melbourne.

Islam, N. & Khan, M.A. 1992, ‘Land Use Dynamics in The Urban Fringe: With Special Reference to Land and Residential Development in the Urban Fringe of Dhaka City’. in Urban Land Management in Bangladesh, edited by N. Islam & A.I. Chowdhury, Ministry of Land, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

Khan, MA. 1992. ‘Dependency Theory and The Case of Bangladesh’. The Oriental Geographer, Vol. 34, 1992, Bangladesh Geographical Society, Dhaka.