Dr Zakia Hossain

BA Honours Sociology (DU, Bangladesh) First Class/ MA SOCIOLOGY (DU, Bangladesh) MA Demography (ANU, Australia)/ PhD Sociology (UQ, Australia)
Senior Lecturer

C43T - T Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9340
Fax +61 2 9351 9566

Biographical details

Zakia Hossain is a Health Sociologist and a Demographer. She is a recipient of AusAID and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships. Her major research and teaching is in the areas of Health Sociology, Health and globalisation, International Health and Chronic diseases, research methods and statistics.

The PhD thesis' she has supervised examines, Stigma and HIV/AIDS; Media, HIV/AIDS education and young people; Acculturation and health and wellbeing of second generation Iranian in Australia. She has presented her research work in Global Health Conference, Washington DC, World Congress of Gerontology, World Congress of Sociology, APSA and TASA international conferences.

Research interests

Her major research is on reproductive health, breast cancer, teenage pregnancy, chronic diseases, health inequalities, migrant women’s health and wellbeing, cross-cultural issues, ageing, South and South East Asian countries.

Teaching and supervision

Zakia has supervised higher degree research projects (as a principal supervisor), with eight PhD and one Masters completions in last four years. Currently she is supervising two PhD and two Masters students and an Honours student (as a Principal supervisor) and three PhD students (as an Associate supervisor).

  • Discipline Teaching area: Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health
  • Rehabilitation Counselling Discipline Liaison person
  • FHS international Research Network Member
  • Sydney Cancer Research Network Member
  • South Asian Research Network
  • Health Services & Global Population Faculty Breast Cancer Research team
  • Faculty International Health Research Network Sexual Health Research Team

Themes

Health Systems and Global Populations

Selected grants

2006

  • Development of a culturally appropriate model for awareness, detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in Bangladeshi women; Polus A, O’Loughline K, Hossain S; University of Sydney/International Development Fund.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gwirayi, P., Mpofu, E., Hossain, S., Dune, T., Maruatona, S. (2013). Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Kenneth D Keith (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology, (pp. 1161-1164). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hossain, S. (2003). Globalisation, Rapid urbanisation and anomie in Dhaka. In T. J. Scrase, T. J. M. Holden & S. Baum (Eds.), Globalization, Culture and Inequality in Asia, (pp. 234-248). Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.
  • Hossain, S. (2001). Demography, Mortality. In Not known (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and Dying. United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Sharifi, F., Hossain, S., Fakhrzadeh, H., Salimi, Z. (2014). Elder Abuse: Risk Factors of Abuse in Elderly Community-Dwelling Iranians. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 40(7), 543-554. [More Information]
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2014). Management and Impact of Diabetes on Quality of Life among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Quantitative Study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 5(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Yang, C., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2013). Collaborative Practice in Early Childhood Intervention From the Perspectives of Service Providers. Infants & Young Children: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care, 26(1), 57-73. [More Information]
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Hossain, S., Sharifi, F. (2013). Factors Impacting on the Burden of Informal Caregiving among Elderly Community Care-recipients. The International Journal of Aging and Society, 2(1), 39-54.
  • Shadid, H., Hossain, S. (2013). Understanding Smoking Behaviour among Secondary School Students in Amman, Jordan: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 3(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2012). Detection, Management and Impact of Diabetes among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 2(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Niknami, S. (2012). Levels and functions of HIV/AIDS stigma within the Iranian community living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Health Education Journal, 71(1), 115-128. [More Information]
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Hossain, S., Abdollahpour, I. (2012). Mental and physical health status among elderly people: The role of socioeconomic predictors. Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing, 9(5), 12-22.
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Bazargan-Hejazi, S. (2012). Perceived stigma and social risk of HIV testing and disclosure among Iranian-Australians living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Sexual Health, 9(2), 171-177. [More Information]
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2011). Functional Analysis of HIV/AIDS Stigma: Consensus or Divergence? Health Education and Behavior, 38(6), 584-595. [More Information]
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Mathews, R., Hossain, S. (2011). The role of acculturation in health status and utilization of health services among the Iranian elderly in metropolitan Sydney. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26(4), 397-405. [More Information]
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Niknami, S. (2010). Levels and functions of HIV/AIDS stigma within the Iranian community living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Health Education Journal, , 1-14. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, K., Hossain, S., Mathews, R., Alizadeh-Khohei, M. (2009). Understanding Psychological Distress Among Elderly Migrants and Use of Health Care Services: Does Ethnicity Matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S332-S333.
  • Asghari-Fard, M., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2006). What are the implications of Australian Multiculturalism for the development of health policies and services? Does cultural awareness optimise quality of care? Collegian.
  • Hossain, S., Akther,, S. (2001). Uncontrolled Urban Growth and Development of Anome in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 3 (2001, 1-15.

Conferences

  • Mpofu, E., Millington, M., Mackey, M., Cordier, R., Hossain, S., Wilkes-Gillan, S. (2014). Inter-professional learning outcomes with a staggered service learning placement. US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education, Spring, Los Angeles: US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education.
  • Caldwell, H., Hossain, S., Birch,, M. (2011). Purchasing sex - describing the lived experiences of men who buy sex in Australia through client Narrative. 20th World Conference of Sexual Health, Plymouth MA USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hossain, S., Birch,, M. (2011). Self Perceptions: Clients who access Commercial Sexual services in Australia. Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire Conference, ACT Australia: Sydney University.
  • Hossain, S., de Wit, J. (2011). Self-perceptions of male clients of the Australian sex industry - How they place themselves politically and their position within the context of the sexual contract. Australasian Sexual Health Conference, ACT Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Hossain, S. (2007). Women and Anomie in Bangladesh. 6th Women in Asia Conference.
  • Asghari-Fard, M., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2006). Acculturation, identity formation and psycho-social wellbeing: a study of second generation Iranian in Australia. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2006). Stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS: a study of Iranian community in the Sydney metropolitan area. D62: the role of social theory in prevention and care. XVI International Aids Conference 2006, world wide web: http://www.aids2006.abstracts.org/printpreview.php?
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2006). Stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS: a study of Iranian community in the Sydney metropolitan area. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Mathew, M., Hossain, S. (2006). Use of health care services by older Iranian living in Sydney. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Asaghi-Ford, M., Hossain, S. (2006). What are the Implications of Australian Multiculturalism for the Development of Health Policies and Services? Does Cultural Awareness Optimise Quality of Care? RCNA Annual Conference 2006, www: www.rcna.org.au/ancon06.c1.php.
  • Yang, C., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2004). A study on collaboration in service delivery of early childhood intervention to children with intellectual disability and their families. "From Cell to Society 3", : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Hossain, S. (2002). Rapid urban growth, development of anomie and impact on health. XVth ISA World Congress of Sociology.
  • Hossain, S. (2002). Rapid urbanisationand quality of life. From Cell to Society 3, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Hossain, S. (2002). Uncontrolled urban growth, anomie and quality of life. Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Sociology 2002.
  • Hossain, S. (2001). Urbanisation and Anomie: a case study of Dhaka. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Research colloquium.

Report

  • Kendig, H., Quine, S., Hossain, S., Parsons, A. (2001). Global Health Expectancy Research Among Older People. Ageing and Health Technical Report 1.

2014

  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Sharifi, F., Hossain, S., Fakhrzadeh, H., Salimi, Z. (2014). Elder Abuse: Risk Factors of Abuse in Elderly Community-Dwelling Iranians. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 40(7), 543-554. [More Information]
  • Mpofu, E., Millington, M., Mackey, M., Cordier, R., Hossain, S., Wilkes-Gillan, S. (2014). Inter-professional learning outcomes with a staggered service learning placement. US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education, Spring, Los Angeles: US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education.
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2014). Management and Impact of Diabetes on Quality of Life among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Quantitative Study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 5(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Yang, C., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2013). Collaborative Practice in Early Childhood Intervention From the Perspectives of Service Providers. Infants & Young Children: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care, 26(1), 57-73. [More Information]
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Hossain, S., Sharifi, F. (2013). Factors Impacting on the Burden of Informal Caregiving among Elderly Community Care-recipients. The International Journal of Aging and Society, 2(1), 39-54.
  • Gwirayi, P., Mpofu, E., Hossain, S., Dune, T., Maruatona, S. (2013). Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Kenneth D Keith (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology, (pp. 1161-1164). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Shadid, H., Hossain, S. (2013). Understanding Smoking Behaviour among Secondary School Students in Amman, Jordan: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 3(2), 1-7. [More Information]

2012

  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2012). Detection, Management and Impact of Diabetes among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 2(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Niknami, S. (2012). Levels and functions of HIV/AIDS stigma within the Iranian community living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Health Education Journal, 71(1), 115-128. [More Information]
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Hossain, S., Abdollahpour, I. (2012). Mental and physical health status among elderly people: The role of socioeconomic predictors. Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing, 9(5), 12-22.
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Bazargan-Hejazi, S. (2012). Perceived stigma and social risk of HIV testing and disclosure among Iranian-Australians living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Sexual Health, 9(2), 171-177. [More Information]

2011

  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2011). Functional Analysis of HIV/AIDS Stigma: Consensus or Divergence? Health Education and Behavior, 38(6), 584-595. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, H., Hossain, S., Birch,, M. (2011). Purchasing sex - describing the lived experiences of men who buy sex in Australia through client Narrative. 20th World Conference of Sexual Health, Plymouth MA USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hossain, S., Birch,, M. (2011). Self Perceptions: Clients who access Commercial Sexual services in Australia. Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire Conference, ACT Australia: Sydney University.
  • Hossain, S., de Wit, J. (2011). Self-perceptions of male clients of the Australian sex industry - How they place themselves politically and their position within the context of the sexual contract. Australasian Sexual Health Conference, ACT Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Mathews, R., Hossain, S. (2011). The role of acculturation in health status and utilization of health services among the Iranian elderly in metropolitan Sydney. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26(4), 397-405. [More Information]

2010

  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S., Niknami, S. (2010). Levels and functions of HIV/AIDS stigma within the Iranian community living in the Sydney metropolitan area. Health Education Journal, , 1-14. [More Information]

2009

  • O'Loughlin, K., Hossain, S., Mathews, R., Alizadeh-Khohei, M. (2009). Understanding Psychological Distress Among Elderly Migrants and Use of Health Care Services: Does Ethnicity Matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S332-S333.

2007

  • Hossain, S. (2007). Women and Anomie in Bangladesh. 6th Women in Asia Conference.

2006

  • Asghari-Fard, M., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2006). Acculturation, identity formation and psycho-social wellbeing: a study of second generation Iranian in Australia. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2006). Stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS: a study of Iranian community in the Sydney metropolitan area. D62: the role of social theory in prevention and care. XVI International Aids Conference 2006, world wide web: http://www.aids2006.abstracts.org/printpreview.php?
  • Hosseinzadeh, H., Hossain, S. (2006). Stigma, discrimination and HIV/AIDS: a study of Iranian community in the Sydney metropolitan area. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Alizadeh-Khoei, M., Mathew, M., Hossain, S. (2006). Use of health care services by older Iranian living in Sydney. Fourth College of Health Sciences Research Conference 2004 – "From Cell to Society 4".
  • Asghari-Fard, M., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2006). What are the implications of Australian Multiculturalism for the development of health policies and services? Does cultural awareness optimise quality of care? Collegian.
  • Asaghi-Ford, M., Hossain, S. (2006). What are the Implications of Australian Multiculturalism for the Development of Health Policies and Services? Does Cultural Awareness Optimise Quality of Care? RCNA Annual Conference 2006, www: www.rcna.org.au/ancon06.c1.php.

2004

  • Yang, C., Hossain, S., Sitharthan, G. (2004). A study on collaboration in service delivery of early childhood intervention to children with intellectual disability and their families. "From Cell to Society 3", : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

2003

  • Hossain, S. (2003). Globalisation, Rapid urbanisation and anomie in Dhaka. In T. J. Scrase, T. J. M. Holden & S. Baum (Eds.), Globalization, Culture and Inequality in Asia, (pp. 234-248). Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2002

  • Hossain, S. (2002). Rapid urban growth, development of anomie and impact on health. XVth ISA World Congress of Sociology.
  • Hossain, S. (2002). Rapid urbanisationand quality of life. From Cell to Society 3, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Hossain, S. (2002). Uncontrolled urban growth, anomie and quality of life. Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Sociology 2002.

2001

  • Hossain, S. (2001). Demography, Mortality. In Not known (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and Dying. United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kendig, H., Quine, S., Hossain, S., Parsons, A. (2001). Global Health Expectancy Research Among Older People. Ageing and Health Technical Report 1.
  • Hossain, S., Akther,, S. (2001). Uncontrolled Urban Growth and Development of Anome in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 3 (2001, 1-15.
  • Hossain, S. (2001). Urbanisation and Anomie: a case study of Dhaka. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Research colloquium.

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