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Shahaduz Zaman, PhD

Shahaduz Zaman, PhD

Senior Advisor

s.zaman@bsms.ac.uk

Professor Shahaduz Zaman is a leading expert in the field of Medical Anthropology and Global Health and is a Senior Advisor at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). He is currently a Professor at the Global Health and Infection Department at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK. In addition, he is the Co-Director of the NIHR-funded “Social Sciences for Severely Stigmatized Skin Disease Foundation” at the Brighton Sussex Medical School. With a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research and a Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, Professor Zaman has an extensive academic background in his field. He also holds a Master of Public Health from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Chittagong Medical College. He obtained his Public Health and Medical degree from Bangladesh. He started his career as a community health physician in rural Bangladesh and has over a decade of health research experience. Professor Zaman’s research focuses on the ethnographic exploration of health and illness among marginalized populations. He was involved in the inception of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

Working Paper

Being New Poor in Bangladesh: Coping Strategies, Constraints, and Trajectories

Date: 2024

Author(s): Nazneen, Sohela; Ahamed, Raihan; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Joshi, Anuradha; Loureiro, Miguel; Nampoothiri, Niranjan J.; Nur, Jahid; Sharmila, Nowshin; Ananna, Rabeena; Zaman, Shahaduz

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Working Paper

Community Governance During COVID-19: Case Studies from Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Date: 2023

Author(s): Shatil, Tanvir; Islam, Md. Rohmotul; Jabeen, Huraera; Zaman, Shahaduz

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Social Life of Masks: Experience from Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran; Shatil, Tanvir; Hossain, Faruq

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Social Life of Masks: Experience From Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran; Shatil, Tanvir; Hossain, Faruq

Publisher: BIGD

Monograph

Formation of BRAC: A Historical Account

Date: 2022

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran; Ahasan, Abu; Iqbal, Sumaiya

Topic(s): BRAC Programs

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The Targeting Dynamics of BRAC’s Reintegration Program for Returnee Migrants: A Process Documentation Research

Date: 2022

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz, Ahasan, Abu; Shatil, Tanvir; Islam, Shafiqul

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Economic Development

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

Ethnography of Community Governance: A Case of COVID-19 Response of an Urban Slum in Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Publisher: Community Development Journal

Evidence and Insights

DiFi for All

Date: 2021-2023

Author(s): Dr Shahaduz Zaman; Faruq Hossain; Fariza Rahman; Md. Rohmotul Islam; Aishwarya Sanjukta Roy Proma; Jumana Asrar; and Ajmain Fayak Al Nasif

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Report

State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul ; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Policy Brief

COVID-19: Community Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

Date: 2021

Author(s): Collyer, Michael; Mitlin, Diana; Wilson, Robert; Shahaduz, Zaman

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Working Paper

Slums During COVID-19: Exploring the Unlocked Paradoxes

Date: 2021

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Ahmed, Shamael; Matin, Imran 

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Report

“Paradox” of Korail Slum During COVID-19: Ethnography of Governance From Below

Date: 2021

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Ahmed, Shamael; Matin, Imran 

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Crisis of Communication During COVID-19: A Rapid Research Report

Date: 2020

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Rahman, Sumon; Rabbani, Mehnaz; Matin, Imran; Hossain, Faruq; Ghosh, Dipanwita; Shatil, Tanvir; Kamruzzaman, MD; Sharmin, Sazia; Syed, Samia

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Working Paper

Health Domain of the Ultra Poor: An Exploration

Date: 2004

Author(s): Zaman, Shahaduz; Rahman, Hasanur; Edgeworth, Ross

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Ultra-poor Graduation

Publisher: Aga Khan Foundation Canada,BRAC Research and Evaluation Division

Working Paper

Stories of Targeting: Process Documentation of Selecting the Ultra-Poor for CFPR/TUP Program

Date: 2004

Author(s): Noor, Marufia; Rashid, Mamun-ur; Shihab, Abu Muhammad; Parveen, Rezvina; Rahman, Hasanur; Ali, Tariq; Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Ultra-poor Graduation

Publisher: Aga Khan Foundation Canada,BRAC Research and Evaluation Division

Report

Process Documentation on the Implementation Aspects of the CFPR/TUP Program

Date: 2004

Author(s): Noor, Marufia; Rashid, Mamun-ur; Shihab, Abu Muhammad; Ahasan, Abu; Rahman, Hasanur; Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Ultra-poor Graduation

Publisher: BRAC Research and Evaluation Division

COVID-19 Infections in the Slums: An Anthropological Exploration

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Faruq Hossain, Imran Matin, PhD

Topic(s): COVID-19

The Social Life of Masks

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil, Faruq Hossain

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation

Reintegration of Returnee (Failed) Migrants

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil, Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Asma Tabassum

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19

Political Economy of COVID-19 Governance in Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Rafsanul Hoque, Syeda Salina Aziz, Siddiqur Rahman Osmani, PhD, Maheen Sultan, Iffat Jahan Antara, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Faruq Hossain, Imran Matin, PhD

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Qualitative Exploration: The End User Context of BCC Materials on COVID-19 Guidelines and Handwashing

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19

Handwashing Station: A Rapid Process Evaluation and Community Perception

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19

Historicizing BRAC

Historicizing BRAC is an ambitious project that aims to meticulously document BRAC's approach to development, growth trajectory, and critical inflection points through historical accounts of the organization's major development programs. It is an investigation and attempt to theorize BRAC’s navigation as well as sustainability within the context of changing socio-economic and political realities.

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