Professor Farhat Yusuf

Honorary Professor
Public Health, School of Public Health
Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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Biographical details

Professor Farhat Yusuf has a first class BSc (Hons.) and MA in Statistics from the University of Punjab (Pakistan) and PhD in Demography from the Australian National University.

He is an Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney. During his long career at Macquarie he held many important positions such as Professor and Head of the then Department of Business (now Department of Marketing and Management) in the Faculty of Business, and was an elected member of the Academic Senate for six years.

He also held visiting appointments in prestigious institutions including Princeton and Cornell universities in USA, City and Southampton universities in UK, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, the University of Punjab in Pakistan and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

He has been a consultant in international organisations such as the United NationsPopulation Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Research interests

Currently working on analysis of the National Health Survey data with particular reference to the prevalence of mental disorders, diabetes, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Collaborators: Stephen Leeder, Sushmita Hunter and Julian deMeyrick.

Also leading a study on the incidence of hysterectomy, endometrial ablation and sterilisation in New South Wales. This study is based on hospital data pertaining to these procedures performed in public and private hospital in NSW during 2010-2012. Collaborators: Stephen Leeder and Andrew Wilson.

Other research interests include health economics, in particular the out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare, and the demography of ethnic minorities.

International links

United States

(University of California Riverside and the University of Omaha at Nebraska) Professor David Swanson of the Department of Sociology has been collaborating with me on research in Applied Demography. We are also involved in writing two books on Consumer Demographics and Methods of Demographic Analaysis. Another collaborator is Professor Lou Pol, Dean of the College of Business Adminstation at the University of Omaha. Lou, David and I are co-editors of the forthcoming International Handbook on Applied Demography. All of these books will be published by Springer between 2011 and 2013.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Yusuf, F., Martins, J., Swanson, D. (2014). Methods of Demographic Analysis. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Martins, J., Yusuf, F., Swanson, D. (2012). Consumer demographics and behaviour: markets are people. Dordrecht: Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Yusuf, F., de Meyrick, J. (2012). Alcohol buying behaviour of Australian Households. In Hoque, Nazrul; Swanson, David A. (Eds.), Opportunities and Challenges for Applied Demography in the 21st Century, (pp. 175-194). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., Zhao, P. (2008). Household Consumption in China: An Examination of the Utility of Urban-Rural Segmentation. In Steve H. Murdock, David A. Swanson (Eds.), Applied Demography in the 21st Century: Selected Papers from the Biennial Conference on Applied Demography, San Antonio, Texas, January 7–9, 2007, (pp. 285-298). Netherlands: Springer.

Journals

  • Yusuf, F., Leeder, S. (2013). Can’t escape it: the out-of-pocket cost of health care in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(7), 475-478. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Swanson, D. (2010). Business Demography in the 21st Century. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2010). Demographics and Consumption Patterns in Urban China. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(1), 5-17. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2010). Geographic variation in invasive cardiac procedure rates in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Public Health, 18(3), 209-217. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Parr, N., Yusuf, F. (2009). Analysis using life tables of the major causes of death and the differences between country of birth groups in New South Wales, Australia. Public Health, 123(5), 351-357. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2009). Life Lost Due to Premature Deaths in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(1), 108-120. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2009). Recent Trends in Vasectomy in Australia. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(12), 113-118.
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2009). Trends in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(1), 232-245. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Wolfenden, H., Yusuf, F. (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery trends in New South Wales, Australia. Public Health, 122(2), 151-160. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2008). Internet Consumption in Australia: Private Household Expenditure and Characteristics. Journal of International Business and Economics, 8, 181-186.
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2008). Muslim Minorities in China: A Demographic Analysis. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(6), 167-176.
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2007). Mobile phones in personal use in Australia: A five-year study. International Journal of Business Research, 7, 176-181.
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2007). Patterns of Contraceptive Use in Australia: Analysis of the 2001 National Health Survey. Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(5), 735-744. [More Information]
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2007). Rogers' 'earlier adopter' in the Australian mobile phone market: A five-year study of two innovator characteristics. International Journal of Business Research, 7, 194-200.
  • Yusuf, F., McManus, P. (2006). Internet shopping in Australia, 1999-2001. International Journal of Business Research, 5, 202-207.
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2006). The application of household expenditure data in the development of anti-smoking campaigns. Health Education, 106(3), 227-237. [More Information]
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2006). The influence of language background and gender on students' academic outcomes: An Australian tertiary study. International Journal of Business Research, 5, 21-26.
  • Yusuf, F., Martins, J. (2005). Holiday taking behaviour of Australian households and their expenditure on holidays. Review of Business Research, 5, 84-90.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2005). The utility of demographic variables in describing the environmentally responsible behaviour of households in Australia. Review of Business Research, 1, 78-83.
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2004). Hysterectomy and endometrial ablation in New South Wales, 1981 to 1999–2000. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 44(2), 124-130. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Yusuf, F., de Meyrick, J. (2008). Alcohol Buying Behaviour of Australian Households: A Study Based on the 2003-2004 Household Expenditure. Academy of Marketing Annual Conference 2008, UK: Academy of Marketing.
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2008). Household expenditure on alcohol in Australia: facts and trends. World Social Marketing Conference 2008, United Kingdom: National Social Marketing Centre.
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2007). Australian consumers' adoption of mobile phones: A five-year study of the market and its structure. 40th Annual British Academy of Marketing Conference 2007, United Kingdom: British Academy of Marketing.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2007). The Socio-Economic Characteristics of 'Earlier Adopters' at National and State Levels:An Empirical Examination of the Australian Mobile Phone Consumer Market. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2007, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., Zhao, P. (2006). Consumption Patterns of Urban Households in China, 1990-2003. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2006, Melbourne, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2006). Differences in responses to anti-smoking initiatives: Evidence from the Australian National Health Surveys, 1989-2001. 39th Annual British Academy of Marketing Conference 2006, United Kingdom: British Academy of Marketing.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2006). Spoken English proficiency and academic performance: Testing a post-admission proficiency measure. International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference 2006, United States: International Academy of Business and Economics.
  • Yusuf, F., Naseri, M. (2005). A Study Of Domestic And Overseas Holidays Taken By Australian Households. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2005, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2004). An Empirical Examination of Domestic Fuel and Power Consumption in New South Wales: Marketing Implications for Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Eliezer, S. (2004). Internet Shopping Behaviour in Australia, 1999-2000. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Naseri, M. (2003). Characteristics and Expenditure of Australian Households Using Mobile Phones. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2003, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

2014

  • Yusuf, F., Martins, J., Swanson, D. (2014). Methods of Demographic Analysis. Netherlands: Springer.

2013

  • Yusuf, F., Leeder, S. (2013). Can’t escape it: the out-of-pocket cost of health care in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(7), 475-478. [More Information]

2012

  • Yusuf, F., de Meyrick, J. (2012). Alcohol buying behaviour of Australian Households. In Hoque, Nazrul; Swanson, David A. (Eds.), Opportunities and Challenges for Applied Demography in the 21st Century, (pp. 175-194). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Martins, J., Yusuf, F., Swanson, D. (2012). Consumer demographics and behaviour: markets are people. Dordrecht: Springer.

2010

  • Yusuf, F., Swanson, D. (2010). Business Demography in the 21st Century. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2010). Demographics and Consumption Patterns in Urban China. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(1), 5-17. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2010). Geographic variation in invasive cardiac procedure rates in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Public Health, 18(3), 209-217. [More Information]

2009

  • Weerasinghe, D., Parr, N., Yusuf, F. (2009). Analysis using life tables of the major causes of death and the differences between country of birth groups in New South Wales, Australia. Public Health, 123(5), 351-357. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2009). Life Lost Due to Premature Deaths in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(1), 108-120. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2009). Recent Trends in Vasectomy in Australia. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(12), 113-118.
  • Weerasinghe, D., Yusuf, F., Parr, N. (2009). Trends in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(1), 232-245. [More Information]

2008

  • Yusuf, F., de Meyrick, J. (2008). Alcohol Buying Behaviour of Australian Households: A Study Based on the 2003-2004 Household Expenditure. Academy of Marketing Annual Conference 2008, UK: Academy of Marketing.
  • Weerasinghe, D., Wolfenden, H., Yusuf, F. (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery trends in New South Wales, Australia. Public Health, 122(2), 151-160. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., Zhao, P. (2008). Household Consumption in China: An Examination of the Utility of Urban-Rural Segmentation. In Steve H. Murdock, David A. Swanson (Eds.), Applied Demography in the 21st Century: Selected Papers from the Biennial Conference on Applied Demography, San Antonio, Texas, January 7–9, 2007, (pp. 285-298). Netherlands: Springer.
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2008). Household expenditure on alcohol in Australia: facts and trends. World Social Marketing Conference 2008, United Kingdom: National Social Marketing Centre.
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2008). Internet Consumption in Australia: Private Household Expenditure and Characteristics. Journal of International Business and Economics, 8, 181-186.
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2008). Muslim Minorities in China: A Demographic Analysis. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(6), 167-176.

2007

  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2007). Australian consumers' adoption of mobile phones: A five-year study of the market and its structure. 40th Annual British Academy of Marketing Conference 2007, United Kingdom: British Academy of Marketing.
  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2007). Mobile phones in personal use in Australia: A five-year study. International Journal of Business Research, 7, 176-181.
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2007). Patterns of Contraceptive Use in Australia: Analysis of the 2001 National Health Survey. Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(5), 735-744. [More Information]
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2007). Rogers' 'earlier adopter' in the Australian mobile phone market: A five-year study of two innovator characteristics. International Journal of Business Research, 7, 194-200.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2007). The Socio-Economic Characteristics of 'Earlier Adopters' at National and State Levels:An Empirical Examination of the Australian Mobile Phone Consumer Market. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2007, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

2006

  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., Zhao, P. (2006). Consumption Patterns of Urban Households in China, 1990-2003. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2006, Melbourne, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2006). Differences in responses to anti-smoking initiatives: Evidence from the Australian National Health Surveys, 1989-2001. 39th Annual British Academy of Marketing Conference 2006, United Kingdom: British Academy of Marketing.
  • Yusuf, F., McManus, P. (2006). Internet shopping in Australia, 1999-2001. International Journal of Business Research, 5, 202-207.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2006). Spoken English proficiency and academic performance: Testing a post-admission proficiency measure. International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference 2006, United States: International Academy of Business and Economics.
  • de Meyrick, J., Yusuf, F. (2006). The application of household expenditure data in the development of anti-smoking campaigns. Health Education, 106(3), 227-237. [More Information]
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2006). The influence of language background and gender on students' academic outcomes: An Australian tertiary study. International Journal of Business Research, 5, 21-26.

2005

  • Yusuf, F., Naseri, M. (2005). A Study Of Domestic And Overseas Holidays Taken By Australian Households. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2005, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Martins, J. (2005). Holiday taking behaviour of Australian households and their expenditure on holidays. Review of Business Research, 5, 84-90.
  • Brooks, G., Yusuf, F. (2005). The utility of demographic variables in describing the environmentally responsible behaviour of households in Australia. Review of Business Research, 1, 78-83.

2004

  • Yusuf, F., Brooks, G. (2004). An Empirical Examination of Domestic Fuel and Power Consumption in New South Wales: Marketing Implications for Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Yusuf, F., Siedlecky, S. (2004). Hysterectomy and endometrial ablation in New South Wales, 1981 to 1999–2000. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 44(2), 124-130. [More Information]
  • Yusuf, F., Eliezer, S. (2004). Internet Shopping Behaviour in Australia, 1999-2000. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

2003

  • Yusuf, F., Naseri, M. (2003). Characteristics and Expenditure of Australian Households Using Mobile Phones. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2003, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

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