Evidence synthesis (Scoping reviews and Systematic reviews)
Health Promotion (Theories)
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 has specific research interests in the areas of health inequalities, social and societal determinants of health, application of socio-epidemiologic theories, health promotion, oral epidemiology and tobacco control. Ankur joined Melbourne School of Population and Global Health as a Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology. He works collaboratively on integration of spatial research within the school, housing and health inequalities, and simulation modelling for potential interventions to reduce tobacco use. Ankur submitted his Ph.D. thesis in July 2017 for examination at the University of Adelaide. His thesis was entitled 'Theoretical explanations and empirical evidence for the relationship between income inequality and population oral health'. The thesis examined theoretical basis for the relationship between income inequality and population oral health, and tested associations between area-level income inequality and oral health outcomes within the Australian context. His methodological interest is in the application of multilevel modelling in quantification of population and individual variations in health outcomes and to understand its determinants at different levels of social organization. He also has research interests in methods for evidence synthesis. 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 where he contributed in several projects including an evaluation of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. He did his M.Sc. in dental public health from University College London (UCL) and his thesis assessed social inequalities in clustering of oral health behaviours among British adults. He continues to work collaboratively with researchers from U.K., India and Brazil.
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 -