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University of Exeter Medical School

 Sharlene Alauddin

Sharlene Alauddin

PhD Student

 0743 836 0820

 South Cloisters 1.09


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


My research interest is maternal and child health. My current project focuses on the role of the birth interval, the maternal weathering hypothesis, and its associated factors. My project seeks to understand the role of birth interval and maternal weathering hypothesis as protective factors of child health. The study explores the impact of the intersectionality of ethnicity by different maternal ages, wealth indexes, educational attainments, and other significant factors on child malnutrition status. The study is also highlighting the state of minimum acceptance dietary rate of a child in different country contexts.

I am currently pursuing my PhD in the field of Medical Statistics at the University of Exeter, UK with the Commonwealth Scholarship. I have been working as an Assistant Professor in Statistics Discipline at Khulna University, Bangladesh since 2018. I supervised undergrad students on their projects, and I have been involved in doing research with multidisciplinary areas such as epidemiology, biostatistics, survival analysis, and demography. 


  • MS in Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BS in Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Research interests

  • Analysis of longitudinal, multilevel and survival data
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical methods in bioinformatics
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Meta-Analysis

Research projects


  • Alauddin, S., Islam, M. A., & Haque, M. E. (2019). Socioeconomic and Demographic Determinants of Birth Interval in Bangladesh: A Statistical Analysis Using Survival Mixed Regression Model and Proportional Hazard Regression Model. Annals of Pure and Applied Mathematics19(1), 89-98.
  • Ali, M., Alauddin, S., Khatun, M., Maniruzzaman, M., & Islam, S. M. S. (2021). Determinants of early age of mother at first birth in Bangladesh: a statistical analysis using a two-level multiple logistic regression model. Journal of Public Health29(5), 1081-1087.
  • Sarder, M. A., Alauddin, S., & Ahammed, B. (2020). Determinants of teenage marital pregnancy among bangladeshi women: An analysis by the cox proportional hazard model. Social Health and Behavior3(4), 137.
  • Islam, A., Alauddin, S., & Barna, S. D. (2021). Socioeconomic and Demographic Predictors of Women's First Birth at an Early Age: Evidence from Bangladesh’s Demographic and Health Survey, 2004-2014. Journal of International Women's Studies22(1), 359-373.
  • Islam, M., Afroja, S., Khan, M., Alauddin, S., Nahar, M., & Talukder, A. (2022). Prevalence and Triggering Factors of Childhood Anemia: An Application of Ordinal Logistic Regression Model. International Journal of Clinical Practice2022.
  • Alauddin, S., & Haque, M. E. (2021). Socioeconomic Determinants of Diarrhea among Under-Five Children in Bangladesh: Do Education and Wealth Matter? Journal of Maternal and Child Health6(4), 444-454.
  • Ali, M., Khatun, M. F., Yasmin, T., Talukder, A., Maniruzzaman, M., & Alauddin, S. (2023). Smoke-free status of homes and workplaces among Indian people: Evidence from Global Adult Tobacco SurveyData-2016/2017. Plos one18(2), e0282138.

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