Dr Mohamud Sheikh is a Senior Lecturer in International Health, Tropical and Infectious Diseases. In his nearly 23 years of experience in International Health - Tropical and Communicable diseases control, he has conducted various public health works internationally in developing and developed countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Middle East and Australia respectively. He has been teaching Master of international health courses for nearly 11 years thus drawing a wealth of knowledge in the field of global health. He has academic qualifications in Medical Laboratory Sciences (majoring in Medical Microbiology, Parasitology and Medical Entomology), and graduated from University of Sydney with Master of International Public Health, Master of Health Science (clinical data management), and a Doctorate in public health, thus Mohamud comes with a rich clinical and non-clinical expertise. He also has various other trainings that include Public Health Anthropology, Health Programs Evaluation, Qualitative & Quantitative data management among other. Mohamud has had outstanding achievements and attained several key awards that included; Public Health Education Research & Training Award, Cross Cultural Public Health Research Award and 4 years fully funded NHMRC research fellowship. His research interest include, infectious diseases research (such as TB, Malaria, Vaccine Preventable diseases & other), International Health Development, Outbreak Investigation and Humanitarian Emergencies, Refugee Health, Human Rights and Public Health, Tropical Diseases Surveillance and Control among other. He has had several peer reviewed publications and also reviews several international health journals. He reviews for various International Scientific Journals.
Dr Sheikh has also had numerous contributions to resource poor communities around the world through his charity and volunteer work, especially in Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia. He has contributed to the field of humanitarian and philanthropic work since the age of 8 and has recently launched his lifetime dream project –“Eradication of Preventable Blindness in Africa” – a remarkable humanitarian mission. He also heads two not for profit charitable organisations based in Australia and the Horn of African region.
Broad Research Areas:
Primary Health Care, Infectious Diseases, Refugee and Migrant Health, Health Promotion, Population Health, Epidemiology
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Public Health, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), Public Health Movement (PHMoz), Horn of Africa Relief Development Agency (HARDA) executive member
Specific Research Keywords:
Public Health, Refugee Health, Access to health care, Child Health, Global Health