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Masuma Mishu

Research Fellow, Health Sciences

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Dr Masuma Pervin Mishu graduated in Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental surgery) from Dhaka Dental College (2005) Hospital and worked as a Clinical dentist in Bangladesh, later studying a MSc in Dental Public Health from University College London (UCL) (2010-11). Masuma then went on to complete her PhD in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL (2013-2017), funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and is now working as a research Fellow in the Department of Health Science at the University of York since December 2017.

As a Doctoral researcher Masuma conducted study on ‘Association of dental caries and anthropometric measures in 5-9 year old Bangladeshi children’ with 788 children-parents pair in Bangladesh’ and also a public engagement project titled ‘Healthy eating, healthy mouth’ (funded by UCL) during her PhD period. Previously, she was involved a study on oral health in 1800 primary school children in deprived areas (rural and slum urban) of Bangladesh. 

Masuma also worked as a clinical dentist in Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation on Diabetic Endocrine and Metabolic disorders (BIRDEM, WHO collaboration centre); under Ministry of Health of Bangladesh (in Dhaka Dental College hospital  and health centre in rural areas of Bangladesh). She has interests and experience in teaching in higher education academy and has worked as a Post Graduate teaching assistant in ‘Basic Medical Statistics’ and ‘Regression modelling’ module of MSc Epidemiology and Public Health and ‘Research Method’ module of MSc Dental Public Health in UCL. In Bangladesh she also worked as a lecturer in Dental Public Health and has ambitions to develop her career in Epidemiological research and teaching.


  • PhD in Epidemiology and public health (UCL) 2013-2017
  • MSc in Dental Public health (UCL) 2010-2011
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Dhaka Dental College Hospital, DDCH) 2000-2005

In addition to several qualification and training in Epidemiological research, Masuma also has interests, training and experience on the following:

Public engagement training:

Connecting with the public: research communication, public engagement and outreach part 1: introduction to public engagement; part 2: how to engage: practical public engagement; part 3: engaging with public audiences: extended activity development; part 4: taking part in festivals; part 5: facilitation skills for engagement.

Training related to teaching:

  • Associate Fellow in Higher Education Academy.
  • Teacher training programme for postgraduate students.
  • Gateway workshop for PGTA by UCL Arena, Teaching Assistant Programme (TAP)

Research interest:

Masuma is interested in opportunities to conduct research work with national and international interdisciplinary collaborators, with international research linked to the Global Health Initiative, and would like to be able to develop research, projects and carry out individual or collaborative research projects and be able to lead and contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.

Specific area of interest:

  1. Health inequality (particularly oral health inequality)
  2. Global Oral health
  3. Cessation of tobacco use
  4. Mental health
  5. Child growth/ nutrition
  6. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially diabetes.
  7. Low and Middle-income countries (LMICs)

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Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
01904 323716
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
01904 323716
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK