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 is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology at the Centre for Health Equity in 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 on social inequalities in health and its determinants. Towards this, Ankur has contributed on research in social inequalities in oral health, social inequalities in tobacco use, application of socio-epidemiologic theories, theoretical underpinnings for health promotion, and understanding societal and environmental determinants of health. In his current role, Ankur applies advanced quantitative methods such as multilevel modelling, causal mediation techniques, simulation modelling based on multistate lifetables as well as methods for evidence synthesis including 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, with diverse research interests including intergenerational inequalities, urban environments and health, social inequalities in multi-morbidity, and housing related health inequalities. Ankur also collaboratively works with researchers in the School and University of Otago, New Zealand on a project aimed at simulating tobacco control interventions in Solomon Islands to model future health gains. Ankur also leads a project that aims to examine theoretical explanations for social inequalities in multi-morbidity. 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
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 -
Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt) Seed Funding - Singh, A., King, T., You, E., Suarez, D.C. Theoretical explanations for socioeconomic inequalities in multi-morbidity among adults.