Nasser’s early research experience was in public health. More recently, he spent four years working in Otago medical school as public health researcher, particularly in the areas of comorbidity and cancer care, built environment and physical activity, occupational Health, climate change and health and Health informatics. His PhD was in the area of modelling accessibility to primary health care in New Zealand, which developed an integrated index based on a spatial and need index for modelling access to health services in New Zealand.
Now a Research Fellow at the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Nasser conducts research into medical geography, spatial epidemiology, primary health care and policy for chronic illness, nurses in primary care. He is particularly interested in applying GIS and statistical modelling for public health issue, accessibility to health service, health informatics and spatial epidemiology.
- GIS and Public Health
- Accessibility to health care services
- Spatial Epidemiology
- Medical Geography
- Health Informatics
- Primary health care
- Health Inequalities
- Social determinants of health
Discovery Early Career Research Award: Getting real about risk: using medical records in the geospatial analysis of chronic disease risk in Australia