Researcher biography

Andilip Afroze is a Research Officer (NHMRC-funded Postdoctoral/Research Fellow) at the School of Economics, University of Queensland (UQ). She is working under the NHMRC CRE WaND's (Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases) Economics of Women's Health Program. Her current research focuses on health services used by women in Australia and the research use implications of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) using linked data.

Andilip's research arena lies in the milieu of applied economics, especially health, development, and labour economics. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis at the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her PhD research examines the well-being of people in the context of developing economies, Bangladesh and Indonesia, through analyzing work hour-health thresholds for better work-life balance, gender disparity in child health under different parental occupations, and impact assessment of anti-poverty programs. Prior to her PhD, Andilip worked for three and a half years at SANEM (South Asian Network on Economic Modeling), a research organization in Bangladesh. Here, her major contribution was to the Quantitative Impact Assessment of Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) program (2015-2018) on compliance issues in the readymade garments (RMG) sector under the International Labour Organization (ILO, Geneva), International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) and SANEM; Study on Employment, Productivity and Sectoral Investment in Bangladesh (2018) under The General Economics Division (GED), the Planning Commission of Bangladesh; ILO-RMG project on Improving working condition in the readymade garments sector (2016-2017) under ILO and SANEM; and RTI/SANEM Flood Warning Valuation Study (2017) on a household survey under SERVIR, a joint development initiative of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and USAID (United States Agency for International Development). Andilip completed her Master's and Bachelor's degree at the Department of Economics, Dhaka University (DU), Bangladesh.