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Dr. Azad Rahman

PhD (CQU), M.Phil (BUET), MSc & BSc(DU)
Research Officer
School of Business and Law
Rockhampton North
34 - 2.04
About Me

I am a research-focused academic at CQUniversity Australia. My current research is focused on rural and regional economics, value chain analysis and regional development. In past, I have engaged in various research projects including optimization, forecasting, cost estimation and sustainable energy. Currently, I am working on economic models for agriculture supply chain with a focus on developing and testing collaborative business models for the horticulture industry in regional Australia. Over my academic career, I have published over 25 refereed papers and project reports. I have demonstrated my social engagement and leadership capability during my academic career by engaging industry partner in the research projects and by linking local, state and federal governments and relevant stakeholders through focus group workshop and panel discussion.

Universities Studied At

§ Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia (PhD).

§ Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (M.Phil)

§ University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (BSc and MSc)

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University (Post-doctoral Research Officer, casual Lecturer, Learning Advisor)

Stamford University Bangladesh ( Associate Professor, Lecturer) 


Highly commended paper award 2019 - ANZRSAI Conference, Cairns

PhD Scholarship: Strategic Research scholarship from CQ University

Previous teaching

Higher Education at CQUniversity

MGMT19126: Operation Management

MGMT19105: Quality Management

PROP13002: Property Management

MRKT19037: International Marketing

MRKT19038: Marketing Research

BUSN20016: Research in Business

Professional Experience

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow/Lecturer, CQUniversity Australia, 2019 to date.
  • Casual Research Officer and Sessional Lecturer, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity 2016-19
  • Learning Advisor, Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS), CQUniversity, 2013-14
  • Associate Professor, Stamford University Bangladesh, Bangladesh, 2006-11
  • Lecturer, Stamford University Bangladesh, Bangladesh, 2002-06

Professional Memberships

Member of ANZRSAI

Member of Bangladesh Mathematical Society.


Computer Software


Recent Research Projects
Choice Experiment of the Economic Benefits from Improved Fish Passage and Diversion Screening in Inland NSW Rivers
From: 28/05/2021 to 29/11/2021
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Dept of Regional NSW RFQ Choice Experiment of the Economic Benefits from Improved Fish Passage and Diversion Screening in Inland NSW Rivers
Total Funding: $200,000.00
A situational analysis of the horticultural sector across northern Australia
From: 31/03/2021 to 15/03/2022
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 4: CRC)
Funding Scheme: CRC Developing Northern Australia 2020/21 Funding Call
Total Funding: $217,205.00
TMR04720 - Mobility as a Service Regional Research
From: 21/12/2020 to 28/05/2021
Grant: Contract Research (Category 3: Industry and Other)
Funding Scheme: Contract Research - Dept of Transport and Main Roads - QLD Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Regional Research TMR04720 - through Griffith University
Total Funding: $7,500.00
Evaluating Project Pioneer
From: 12/10/2020 to 28/02/2021
Grant: Contract Research (Category 3: Industry and Other)
Funding Scheme: Resource Consulting Services
Total Funding: $35,000.00
Economic Impact of not dredging the Port of Bundaberg and the Port of Rockhampton for sustainable sediment management
From: 19/05/2020 to 04/12/2020
Grant: Non-Gov Tender (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPCL) - Tenders
Total Funding: $56,200.00
Economic drivers of Central and Western QLD and Inland Rail to Gladstone
From: 21/05/2020 to 30/06/2020
Grant: Contract Research (Category 3: Industry and Other)
Funding Scheme: Regional Development Australia Central West Queensland (RDACWQ)
Total Funding: $15,000.00
Cost benefit analysis for adoption of technologies that improves quality of life for elderly people living in their own home within the RDA-FCW region
From: 01/04/2018 to 05/10/2018
Grant: Contract Research (Category 3)
Funding Scheme: Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West Inc
Total Funding: $24,200.00
Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3802 Econometrics
  • 3899 Other Economics
  • 3801 Applied Economics

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Master of Business
Developing an innovative Business Model for the Sustainability of Small-Scale Dairy Farmers in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
Not Specified
Doctor of Philosophy
Sustainable valuation of pastoral zone grazing land: A new method: value, price, and the premium (Queensland: 1966-2016)
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Sustainable Valuation of Pastoral Zone Grazing Enterprises: Value, the Premium, Debt and the Winner’s Curse (1950 – 2016) – A Queensland, Australian Perspective
Associate Supervisor
Research Interests

Applied Economics - Agricultural Economics


Applied Economics - Environment and Resource Economics

Mathematical Sciences

Applied Mathematics - Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified

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