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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 University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He is responsible for teaching Strategic Public Relations (PR), Media Relations, PR Research Methods, Strategic Communication, Communication Campaigns, and Conflict Management courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition, he supervises master’s thesis and serves as a facilitator in the workshop on research methodology.

Habib obtained his PhD in Public Relations (PR) from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. The research was undertaken to explore the use of PR, communicative and media tools in organizing campaign on a social development issue of Bangladesh. He also possesses industry experience through his involvement as a PR and communication expert in the private sector, encompassing various communicative and media dimension of an organization. Prior to starting this PhD career, he served as a PR professional at a private university in Bangladesh, where he was responsible for managing the image of the organization, networking with stakeholders and maintaining overall internal and external communications.

Along with that practical exposure in PR, he has developed the second dimension of his career by focusing on doctoral level research in PR to contribute knowledge to this field as well as to improve the practices of PR professionals both at local and global contexts. Since PR and communication management is influenced by organizational, economical and societal needs, Habib has a keen interest in teaching and understanding the media and communication environment, being changed through the interplay of emerging technological, economical and political trends.


  1. Public relations, communication management, and media studies;
  2. Research on public relations, community engagement, and human/health services.

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.


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, pp 46-61.

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, pp 45-55.

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 from Tokiwa University, Japan), Vol 5, pp 1-15.

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

Creative Works

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

Gave a lecture on Public Relations and NGOs at Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan in October 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.  

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.