GSB&L Academic Tops Young Published Researchers List
Graduate School of Business and Leadership academic, Dr Muhammad Hoque has been named as one of the Top 30 Published Researchers and is also ranked first in the Top 10 Young Published Researchers of UKZN for 2016.
‘I am really excited to hear about the news. It was very unexpected as I was competing with rated researchers at our University and to be among the top 30 and being number one in the Young Published Researchers means a lot to me at this very young age of 39,’ said Dr Hoque.
Hoque is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Leader for Higher Degrees and Research at the School, with vast experience in statistics for which he obtained his Master’s degree at UKZN. He received his PhD in Medical Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and his research interests include multivariate analysis, logistic regression, leadership in health, and public health among many topics.
He has received numerous awards for his research work such as; the Best Overall Upcoming Researcher from the University of Limpopo; Young Investigators Award from the 21st Asia Pacific Cancer Conference held in Malaysia in 2011; Travel Scholarship to present research paper at international conferences held in Miami and Lyon in 2014 and 2016 respectively, and received the College Research Award in 2014 and 2016 in recognition of his outstanding research productivity during 2013 and 2015 in the College of Law and Management Studies.
Hoque has published in locally and internationally accredited journals such as PLoS One, African Health Sciences and the Journal of Contemporary Management. He has also presented research papers at conferences both locally and internationally and has graduated numerous masters and doctoral degree students under his supervision.
Hoque is currently working on a research project with an international collaborator on substance abuse among university students and has plans to work on health issues among immigrants in South Africa and reducing unemployment in South Africa.
Words by: Reatlehile Karabo Moeti