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Professor Hafiz Khan

Associate Professorial Fellow

Professor of Public Health at the University of West London (UWL), UK.;

Hafiz T.A. Khan is currently a Professor of Public Health & Statistics at the University of West London ( and an Associate Professorial Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. He trained as a statistician and earned a PhD in Applied Statistics in 2006 from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. He began his teaching career at the University of Dhaka in 1991. Subsequently, he has worked at several academic institutions notably, Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford, Middlesex University London, Birmingham City University, and University of West London. For the last three decades, he has been involved in teaching Applied Statistics, Public Health, Demography, Health Economics, and Research methods at various institutions.  

His principal research interests lie in the broader areas of population and development including population ageing, health and well-being in later life with special focus on loneliness, multi-morbidity, long-term care and support provisions. He obtained an opportunity to carry out postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. George Lesson in 2005 under a Commonwealth Fellowship from Bangladesh. Later, he joined as a research fellow at this world-famous Oxford ageing institute, which gave him a real understanding of gerontological issues across the world. He has conducted research on “The Global Ageing Surveys (GLAS) with Dr. George Lesson and Professor Sarah Harper at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on population, health and development related issues and published research articles in journals, working papers and book chapters on health and population related issues ( He has co-authored two books "Research Methods for Business and Social Science", Sage, 2007 & 2014. 

Professor Khan is a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society and a Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He is the key partner of the following projects:

  • “Healthcare package for improving quality of care for elderly in Nigeria” (HEPIQ-C project in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria)
  • Age friendly space for elderly care in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh” (Rohingya humanitarian project in collaboration with YPSA and HelpAge International)
  • Lifestyle, health & wellbeing of older adults in Southern part of Bangladesh” (Sitakunda ageing project in collaboration with YPSA)

Recent professional commitments

  • Academic Adviser, The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK
  • Special Adviser, Age UK Oxfordshire (AUKO)
  • International advisor of - Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) in Bangladesh
  • International Advisor, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
  • Academic Editor, Plos One
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health
  • Statistical Editor, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
  • International Advisor, Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Oman



Links to publicly accessible reports; academic publications available on request.