Dr. Md. Manzurul Hassan
Geography & Environment
Professor M. Manzurul Hassan has been in the university teaching and research for more than two and a half decades. He is interested in teaching on environmental health, research methodology, spatial epidemiology, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Professor Hassan is supervising a number of PhD candidates on environmental health and environmental legal issues. He is a member of Editorial Board of different peer-reviewed International Journals (Public Health Open Access, Cogent Geoscience, and Cogent Environmental Science) as well as a reviewer of numerous international scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with TIBG) and member of a number of international and national professional bodies. Professor Hassan graduated with his PhD in Social Sciences and Health from Durham University, UK in 2003 with Commonwealth Scholarships Programme. Earlier, he completed his MSc in Geographical Information for Development (GID) from the same university in 1997 with the British ODA (Overseas Development Association) Scholarship. He previously completed his BSc (honours) and MSc (thesis) in Geography from Jahangirnagar University in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He was also awarded with Merit Scholarships in both the SSC and HSC examinations held in 1982 and 1984 respectively. In addition, he was awarded with the Chancellor Prize by the honourable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 1984 for his outstanding academic performance. He was a Commonwealth Fellow and a Researcher of the Institute of Hazard and Risk Resilience - IHRR, Durham University in 2009-10. He was nominated as Fellow of European Commission on environmental health risk policy under the scheme of Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns), Durham University. Professor Hassan’s research delves in groundwater arsenic poisoning, water quality, air quality, medical waste, spatial decision, environmental health risk, and environmental security and justice. He is also experienced with environmental investigation, in terms of IEE, EIA, SEA, & EMP. He is concerned with the pattern of climate change and human health as well as climatic mitigation and adaptation strategy. He is also engaged in research and consultancy in WASH, AQI, MWM, DEM, and Waste Water. Along with geostatistical analysis, he is familiar with spatial modelling for health risk assessment. Professor Hassan wrote a significant number of research papers and book chapters. His published papers are largely focused on GIS theories and methodologies, groundwater arsenic poisoning, medical waste management, and spatial health risk assessment. He is pioneer in Bangladesh for Public Participation GIS (PPGIS). A number of his scientific papers have been recognized as “Highly Accessed” and “Top Rated” articles. He has developed a book manuscript on “Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment” which is expecting to be published on the 15th March 2018 from CRC Press (USA). His current h-index is 12 with i10-index of 11.
Health Geography, Disaster and Risk, Spatial Epidemiology, Climate Change & Human Health, Spatial Decision, Biostatistics, and Qualitative Enquiry