DR Ankur Singh

DR Ankur Singh


  • Evidence synthesis (Scoping reviews and Systematic reviews)
  • Oral Epidemiology (Oral health inequalities, oral health and general health)
  • Social Epidemiology (Theories for health inequalities, housing, social and societal determinants of health)
  • Tobacco Control (Epidemiology, burden, preventive strategies)



  • Ankur is a Lecturer (Epidemiology) and a Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Ankur completed his Ph.D. in Population Oral Health from the University of Adelaide in 2018. He was awarded with the Dean’s Commendation for Research Thesis Excellence for his Ph.D. project on theoretical explanations and empirical evidence for the relationship between income inequality and population oral health. Ankur’s main research focus is in examining individual- and area-level social inequalities in health outcomes and modelling effectiveness of policy interventions for its reduction using population-based data. His contributions are in public health areas of population oral health, tobacco control and in socio-epidemiologic theories for explaining health inequalities. In his current role, Ankur applies advanced quantitative as well as evidence synthesis methods such as multilevel modelling, causal mediation techniques, simulation modelling based on multistate lifetables, and systematic and scoping reviews. Within the Centre for Health Equity, Ankur works collaboratively with a team of researchers interested in quantitative research on Social and Spatial Epidemiology. Key focus areas of the research group include housing related health inequalities, intergenerational health inequalities and urban environments and health. Ankur has previously worked as a Research Associate with the Department of Health Promotion and Tobacco Control, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi. His contributions spanned across multiple projects in the area of health promotion and tobacco control. Before joining PHFI, Ankur finished his M.Sc. in Dental Public Health from University College London (UCL), U.K. His M.Sc. thesis examined social inequalities in clustering of oral health behaviours among British adults.   


Member of

  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Member of the Global Working Group on Social Determinants of Health, Southwest Pacific Regional Coordinator (ISECN) and Member of Regional Committee 2013 -
  • International Association for Dental Research. Member 2012 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 1. Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt) Seed Funding (2018-19) - Singh, A., King, T., You, E., Suarez, D.C. Theoretical explanations for socioeconomic inequalities in multi-morbidity among adults. 2. UoM ECR Grant (2019-20) - Singh, A. Precarious housing and health among Australian adults: A neighbourhood perspective   


Education and training

  • PhD, Adelaide University 2018
  • Ph.D., Adelaide University 2017
  • M.Sc., University College London 2012
  • B.D.S., Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Universit 2010

Awards and honors

  • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, University of Adelaide, 2017



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Health inequalities, health promotion, multilevel modelling, oral epidemiology, multimorbidities