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  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Relations from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia on 27 March 2018.

    Master of Arts in Victimology (with thesis) from Tokiwa University, Ibaraki, Japan: 2008 to 2010.

    Master of Social Science (MSS) majoring in Mass Communication from University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi: 2002- 2003.

    Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) with Honours majoring in Mass Communication from University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi: 1998- 2002.

Areas of Interest
Public relations and strategic communication, media studies, risk and crisis management, health communication, environmental sustainability, youth empowerment and human services.

Habib Mohammad Ali, PhD.

Assistant Professor


Habib is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He teaches Communication Campaigns, Issues and Crisis Communication, Conflict Management, Strategic Public Relations (PR), PR Research Methods, and Strategic Communication courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Habib obtained his Ph.D. in Public Relations (PR) from Griffith University, Australia. The research was undertaken to explore the use of PR, communicative, and media tools in organizing campaigns on health promotion and social development issues.  He also possesses industry experience through his involvement as a PR and communication expert in the private sector, encompassing various communicative and media dimensions of an organization. 

Habib has a keen interest in undertaking collaborative research on health communication, digital media, public relations, and social change issues, underscoring the world needs to be better prepared to respond to the risks and crises coming from different locations. He has published papers in international journals with scholars from different countries on health and community issues, while contributing voluntary support to ICA, IAMCR, and other international platforms as a reviewer for different intellectual productions. In his regular teaching and research activities, Habib is engaged in the conversation on how media and communication environment is shaped through the interplay of emerging technological, environmental, and societal changes.   


1.Public relations, communication management, and media studies.
2.Research on health and crisis communication, digital media, community empowerment, and social change communication.  

Research & Awards

International scholarships and grant:

    • Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Griffith University Research Scholarship to undertake a PhD in Public Relations in Australia.
    • Griffith University Health Group CAPR Scholarship for completing PhD in Public Relations in Australia
    • Awarded the Population & Social Health Research Grant 2014 at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia to conduct data collection in the field for this PhD.
    • Machiko Fukuhara Scholarship to study in Masters in Victimology in Tokiwa University, Ibaraki, Japan.


Journal Articles

Ali, H. M. (2010).Data Collection on Victims of Human Trafficking:An Analysis of Various Sources, Journal of Human Security (Edited fromHuman Security Institute, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, and published from RMIT University Press, Australia),Vol 6 No.1, 55-69.

Ali, H. M. (2011). The Debate on the Definition of Victim of Trafficking: A discussion from Victimological Point of View,Tokiwa Journal of Human Science, Victimology and Community Development (Published fromTokiwa University, Japan), Vol 5, 1-15.

Ali, H. M., & Roy, S.S. (2012). Examining Perceptions about Public Relations: A Study among Communication Scholars and Public Relations Practitioners in Bangladesh, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Relations (Published from University of Newcastle, Australia), Vol 13 No. 1, 45-55.

Ali, H. M., Boddy, J., O’Leary, P., & Ewart, J. (2016). Exploring the use of public relations in organising activism: Implications for addressing gender-based violence in the developing world, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Relations (Published from University of Newcastle, Australia), Vol 17 No. 2,

Ali, H. M., Batta, H., & Ogaraku, H. C. (2021). Communicating COVID-19 Pandemic on Facebook: Illustrations from Users’ Screenshots from Nigeria and Bangladesh, Asian Journal of Media and Communication, Vol 5 No. 1, 1-15. 

Creative Works

Invited by Rotary Club, Baridhara, Dhaka to give a lecture on Public Relations for Non-Profit Organisations in September 2014.

Invited by Department of Mass Communication, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman to give a lecture on Communication and Public Relations for Social Change in January 2015.

Gave a lecture as an international guest scholar on PR and Social Change at Department of Mass Communication, University of North Bengal, India, on 30 January, 2019.

Reviewer at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Gender and Communication section for the Madrid Conference,held in July 2019, and for the Finland Conference, held in July 2020.

Gave a lecture as an international guest scholar on Qualitative Content Analysis at School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, University of Guelph, Canada, on 15 March 2021.

Reviewer at International Communication Association (ICA) in Public Relations section for the 2021 conference (ICA21), held online in May 2021.

Reviewer for the Journal of International Social Work, published from SAGE Publications.

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.