Dr Shafkat Jahan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland. Her research work includes the evaluation of public health outcomes and environmental impacts on health. She has advanced skills and experience in quantitative research methodology, data analysis and statistical modelling using different statistical software such as R, SPSS and Jamovi. Shafkat is keen to apply advanced statistical techniques to explore the interactive effects of individual and environmental risk factors on human health. She has been involved in multiple projects and analysed larger datasets to assess mortality and morbidity risk due to chronic physical illnesses and mental health disorders among vulnerable populations.

Shafkat is also interested in cancer-related research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is currently looking into the financial costs of cancer using a linked administrative dataset that includes all Queensland cancer diagnoses between July 2011 and June 2015.