Fahmida Akter

Fahmida Akter is a Research Associate at RED. She has started her career as a researcher in the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS) before joining to the Research and Evaluation Division (RED), BRAC. Her areas of research interest are nutrition, public health, gender, WASH and development. She has strong academic background in nutrition and public health. She feels comfortable in conducting research independently as well as in group. She is fine-tuned in using statistical software: SPSS, Stata, Epi-Info and AnthroPlus. She has practical knowledge and experience on various research design and sampling strategy, instrument development, training of interviewers, policy brief/report writing and seminar presentation. She has several published research reports and books.

Personal data

Name                          : Fahmida Akter

Address                       : House#41, Line#01, Block#B, Section#11, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216

Telephone                   : 88 02 9881265 (Ext. 3726) Cell: 01191679146

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Nationality                   : Bangladeshi

Gender                        : Female

Marital Status               : Single




M.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Science

(2009) [held on 2010], Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

BSc (Hons.) in Nutrition and Food Science   


(2008) [held on 2011], Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

H.S.C in Science


(2003), Holy Cross College, Board: Dhaka, Bangladesh

S.S.C in Science


(2001), St. Marys’ Girls High School, Board: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 Work experiences


Date                            : July, 2013 to present

Position                       :  Research Associate

Employer                      : BRAC

Type of business           : Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work                  : Nutrition, public health and WASH

Major responsibilities   : Proposal writing and presentation; tool development; recruitment; training of the interviewers; field management and data collection supervision; qualitative and quantitative analysis of data; report and policy briefs writing; dissemination; keep contact with relevant programme implementers in BRAC; communicate with other research units; do research independently and in group.


Date                            : January, 2012 - June, 2013

Position                       : Research Associate

Employer                     : Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka

Type of business          : Academic and research institute

Area of work                 : Public health research

Major responsibilities     : Concept note development, data compilation and management, report writing, nutritional message and educational materials development.


List of publications

Chakraborty B and Akter F (2014). Acceptability of Fortified Rice by Participants of Government Social Safety Net Programmes. Dhaka: BRAC.

Akter F and Rahman A (2015). Role of Stakeholders in Promoting Breastfeeding in the Light of the Breast Milk Substitutes ( BMS ) Law- 2013 in Rural Areas of Bangladesh. Dhaka: BRAC.

Akhtaruzzaman M, Khan NI, Akter and Islam SN (2013). Nutrition, Health and Demographic Survey of Bangladesh-2011. Dhaka:; Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.