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Associate Professor Jahar Bhowmik

Postgraduate Applied Statistics Course Director
PhD Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Monash University, Australia; Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Statistics , RCMPS, Chittagong University, Bangladesh; Master of Science (MSc) in Statistics, Chittagong University, Bangladesh; Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Statistics , Chittagong University, Bangladesh

Biography

Associate Professor Jahar Bhowmik received a PhD degree in Applied Statistics and Econometrics from Monash University, Australia in 2004. Before joining at Swinburne Jahar worked as a biostatistician at Menzies Research Institute at Tasmania University in Hobart and as a postdoctoral fellow at Monash University in Melbourne. His research interests are Applied Epidemiology, Publich Health, Statistical Inference, Biostatistical Data Modelling, Econometrics, Time Series and Forecasting, and Experimental Design. Jahar teaches into the under-graduate and post-graduate programs in the field of Applied Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Design and Measurement, Research Design, and Forecasting at Swinburne University of Technology, also offering short statistics courses tailored to the needs of delegates and statistical consulting. He is the current convener for postgraduate applied statistics programs. Jahar supervises PhD and masters students in many areas including applied epidemiology, biostatistics, experimental design, public health and health related data modeling. He has published in prestigious journals including PLOS ONE, Autism Research, BMJ Open, International Journal of Public Health, Disability and Rehabilitation, Measurement, Materials and Journal of Public Health. So far he has co-authored on around 70 peer reviewed publications, and two book chapters. Jahar (with others from Swinburne) has been successful in bids as a chief investigator to secure over $700,000 research funding and a $985,750 NHMRC targeted project grant as an associate investigator.
Ongoing research projects include:
1) Assessment of Sustainable Development Goals 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 5.1 and 5.2 thorugh their indicators.
2) Socio-demographic factors associated with intimate partner violence in the low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC).
3) Effect of health awareness on accessing skilled birth attendant services in the  low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC).
4. Trajectories and key social determinants of maternal health service access and utilisation, in low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC).
5) Evaluating a wellbeing clinic to support older adults with mild to moderate dementia living in residential aged care settings.
6) Pregnancy, Birth, Infant Feeding and Child Health Outcomes.


Research interests

Biostatistics; Applied Statistics; Health Related Data Modeling; Applied Epidemiology; Time Series and Forecasting

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Effect of health awareness on accessing skilled birth attendant services in the low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC)

Assessment of Sustainable Development Goals 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 5.1 and 5.2 thorugh their indicators

Socio-demographic factors associated with intimate partner violence in the low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC)

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

1. Trajectories and key social determinants of maternal health service access and utilisation, in low- and-middle-income countries (LMIC)

2. Pregnancy, Birth, Infant Feeding and Child Health Outcomes

Fields of Research

  • Applied Statistics - 010401
  • Other Medical And Health Sciences - 119900
  • Statistical Theory - 010405

Teaching areas

Biostatistics;Applied Statistics;Experimental Design;Time Series and Forecasting;Research Design

Awards

  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's 2016 Teaching Excellence Award (Higher Education), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012, Swinburne, Faculty Teaching Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2011, National, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation award (2011), ALTC, Australia
  • 2010, Swinburne, Faculty Team Teaching Excellent Award, Swinburne University of Technology

Professional memberships

  • 2020 (current): Member, Australian Statistical Society Planning Committee, Australia
  • 2017 (current): Member, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Steering Committee, Australia

Publications

Also published as: Bhowmik, Jahar; Bhowmik, J.; Bhowmik, J. L.; Bhowmik, Jahar L.; Bhowmik, Jahar Lal
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: The National Telehealth Counselling and Support Service for family and professional carers of older adults in aged care residential settings: An implementation study *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2018: ANZ Data Analytics INT355;AMSI Intern Program - Student : Penny Li *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
  • 2018: Dementia Essentials: Evaluation of knowledge, attitudes and practice outcomes *; Dementia Australia Ltd
  • 2018: Victorian HIV treatment options: sustainable funding and payment for antiretroviraltreatments (Student: Mulu Woldegiorgis) *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
  • 2017: Evaluating a wellbeing clinic to support older adults with mild to moderate dementia living in residential aged care settings *; Australian Government Department of Health
  • 2016: Optimising technology to measure functional vision, mobility and serviceoutcomes for people with low vision or blindness *; Melbourne-Sarawak Collaborative Research Development Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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