Mr Mohammed Owais Qureshi

Mr Mohammed Owais Qureshi

Post Doctoral Fellow

2018 - 2022

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Australia

2004 - 2006

Master of Business Administration, Hamdard University


Medicine & Health
The Black Dog Institute

Mohammed Owais have over 12 years of diverse experience in public health and social science both local and international. He works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Black Dog Institute, UNSW Australia, where the focus of his research is to develop interventions addressing social determinants of suicide. His research aims to improve the quality of life and health equity of disadvantaged communities through his work addressing social determinants of health and suicide. He has published numerous research papers and presented the outcome of his studies at national and international conferences. During 2021, he has been on secondment to New South Wales Health COVID-19 Emergency Center.

He is open to supervising PhD, Masters, internship and independent learning program (ILP) students.

Randwick New South Wales 2031
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Qureshi M; Chughtai A; Seale H, 2022, 'Supporting the Delivery of Infection Prevention and Control Training to Healthcare Workers: Insights from the Sector', Healthcare (Switzerland), 10,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qureshi MO; Chughtai AA; Islam MS; Tuckerman J; Seale H, 2022, 'Examining the discourse regarding the delivery of occupational infection prevention and control training to healthcare workers: A scoping review of pandemic plans of 23 countries', BMJ Open, 12,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qureshi MO; Chughtai AA; Seale H, 2022, 'Recommendations related to occupational infection prevention and control training to protect healthcare workers from infectious diseases: a scoping review of infection prevention and control guidelines', BMC Health Services Research, 22,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Owais Qureshi M; Chughtai A; Seale H, 2021, 'Training of healthcare workers to protect from infectious diseases', Infection, Disease & Health, 26, pp. S5 - S5,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chughtai AA; Seale H; Islam MS; Owais M; Macintyre CR, 2020, 'Policies on the use of respiratory protection for hospital health workers to protect from coronavirus disease (COVID-19)', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 105,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Huda MN; Islam R; Qureshi MO; Pillai S; Hossain SZ, 2020, 'Rumours and social stigma as barriers to the prevention of coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What solutions to consider?', Global Biosecurity, 2,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Islam MS; Rahman KM; Sun Y; Qureshi MO; Abdi I; Chughtai AA; Seale H, 2020, 'Current knowledge of COVID-19 and infection prevention and control strategies in healthcare settings: A global analysis', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41, pp. 1196 - 1206,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sajjad R; Qureshi MO, 2020, 'An assessment of the healthcare services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An analysis of the old, current, and future systems', International Journal of Healthcare Management, 13, pp. 109 - 117,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Seale H; Dyer CEF; Abdi I; Rahman KM; Sun Y; Qureshi MO; Dowell-Day A; Sward J; Islam MS, 2020, 'Improving the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19: Examining the factors that influence engagement and the impact on individuals', BMC Infectious Diseases, 20,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Qureshi MO; Qureshi MO; Chughtai A; Seale H, 2019, 'Exploring the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- coronavirus among expatriate healthcare workers. A comparative epidemiological study of Saudi Arabian and South Korean healthcare workers', ,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Owais Qureshi M; Sajjad R, 2018, 'World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak News, Advisory and Mitigation of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome', Medical Safety & Global Health, 07,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Owais Qureshi M; Sajjad R, 2017, 'A Study of Integration of Robotics in the Hospitality Sector and Its Emulation in the Pharmaceutical Sector', Health Science Journal, 11,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Qureshi MO; Sajjad SR, 2015, 'Emotional exhaustion and its correlation with job performance and job satisfaction in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia', Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6, pp. 51 - 62,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Qureshi MO; Syed RS, 2014, 'The impact of robotics on employment and motivation of employees in the service sector, with special reference to health care', Safety and Health at Work, 5, pp. 198 - 202,

University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) PhD Scholarship

As a dedicated public health professional, my research activities focus on addressing critical health issues through innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. My work spans multiple areas, with a strong emphasis on health equity, infection prevention and control, and the social determinants of health. Below are some of the key areas and accomplishments of my research:

Areas of Focus:

1.  Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health:

  •  Investigating the underlying social and economic factors that impact health outcomes in  disadvantaged communities.
  •  Developing and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing health disparities and promoting equity in healthcare access and quality.


2.  Infection Prevention and Control (IPC):

  •  Leading research on IPC measures in healthcare settings, particularly in the context of emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19.
  •  Analyzing the effectiveness of various IPC strategies and providing evidence-based recommendations to improve healthcare practices.


3.  Mental Health and Suicide Prevention:

  •  Conducting mixed-methods research to understand the factors contributing to mental health issues and suicide in vulnerable populations.
  •  Designing and evaluating community-based interventions to enhance mental health and prevent suicide.

My professional engagements are centered around fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and contributing to the advancement of public health both locally and internationally. Below are some of the key engagements that highlight my commitment to the public health community:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

1. Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control:

  • Active member involved in promoting best practices in infection prevention and control.
  • Participated in the 9th International Conference to share research findings and engage with fellow professionals.


2. Public Health Associations:

  • Member of various public health organizations that focus on improving health outcomes and addressing health disparities.
  • Regularly attend conferences and workshops to stay updated on the latest developments in public health.


Conferences and Symposia:

1. International Conference Presentations:

  • Presented research at prestigious international conferences, including the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control in Geneva and the Asian & Middle East Multidisciplinary and Scientific Conference in Washington D.C.
  • Engaged with global health experts and policymakers to discuss innovative solutions to public health challenges.


2. National and Regional Conferences:

  • Participated in Australian Public Health Conference and the International Conference on Urban Health, contributing to discussions on urban health policies and interventions.
  • Shared insights on mental health and suicide prevention strategies at the Australia Suicide Prevention Conference.


Public Speaking and Advisory roles:

1. Public Speaking:

  • Delivered keynote speeches and presentations at various health conferences and seminars, sharing expertise on infection prevention, health equity, and mental health.
  • Awarded 'Best Speaker' at the Asian & Middle East Multidisciplinary and Scientific Conference.


2. Media Contributions:

  • Featured in public health discussions and interviews, providing expert opinions on current health issues.
  • Contributed to articles and publications aimed at raising awareness about public health challenges and solutions.


3. Peer Review and Editorial Contributions:

  • Acted as a peer reviewer for leading public health journals, contributing to the quality and integrity of published research.
  • Participated in editorial boards, shaping the direction of public health research publications.