The University of Newcastle
Tabassum Rahman is a PhD candidate at School of Medicine and Public Health, the University of Newcastle. Her project primarily focuses on smoking cessation experience and relapse in mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women during pregnancy and postpartum. Tabassum completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She had a second master's degree in Development Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. Tabassum has previously worked in the field of gender based violence against women and girls in public and private spheres. Her areas of reserach interest includes health risk behaviour, mental health, maternal and child health, and early childhood development. Apart from pursuing her PhD Tabassum is also working as a Research Assitant with the Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia.