Dr Tazeen Majeed

Dr Tazeen Majeed

Research Academic

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Tazeen Majeed MBBS MPH PhD is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing - a Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle. She has a background in medicine and was a practicing medical doctor in 'Internal Medicine'. As a public health researcher, Dr Majeed has strong interests in population health and in particular in life course studies, gender differences in chronic diseases, impacts and associations of workforce participation among men and women. As an emerging gerontologist, Dr Majeed's interest in ageing are housing and residential aged care, use of health services among older people and  workforce participation among ageing population and in particular among women. 

As an early career researcher, Dr Majeed has already made vast contributions to the field of generational health and ageing, using developed expertise in various research methods and epidemiological approaches including use of longitudinal and linked data. She has been involved with research using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH), which is Australia's largest longitudinal study on women's health focused on their health and well-being. In 1996, this study recruited more than 40,000 women from three different cohorts (born 1921-1926, 1946-1951 and 1973-1978) and in 2013, ALSWH recruited over 15,000 women into a new cohort (born 1989-1995). Dr Majeed is involved with research relating to all the original ALSWH cohorts (1921-1926, 1946-1951 and 1973-1978) with topic relating to asthma; diabetes; depression; arthritis; workforce participation; health services use; housing and care). She is also involved with research using the 45 & Up Study data; the Social, Economic and Environmental Factors (SEEF) sub-study and the Life Histories and Health (LHH) sub-study. She has expertise in using complex, linked data sets including Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data; Aged Care Program data and Administrative hospital service use data. 

In her short research career Dr Majeed has successfully attracted over $100,000 of funding from awards and grants. Her substantial contributions to the field of public health include peer-reviewed published papers in reputed journals; reports; research collaborations within University of Newcastle, with Department of Education and Training and some prospective international collaborations; grant proposals; active participation in inquiries by Australian Human Rights Commission etc. The acknowledgement of Dr Majeed’s emerging expertise in the field of public health is also evidenced in her recent role in preparation of a report for the United Nations titled “Directory of Research on Ageing in Africa” , as well as a major report for  the International Longevity Centre  (ILC- Australia).  Dr Majeed has also represented University of Newcastle and Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing in several international and national conferences related to public health, longitudinal studies and gerontology. Recently she was also invited as a guest speaker at the World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology. 

Dr Majeed is an associate editor for The International Journal of Ageing and Society, as well as a regular manuscript reviewer for a number of high quality journals, including the BMJ, International Journal of Public Health, Journal of Vocational Behaviour.  She is also a participating member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS), Australia Association of Gerontology (AAG), NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN), the Pakistan Medical Association and was the New South Wales representative for the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA).

Teaching Expertise 

Dr Majeed is actively associated and involved in postgraduate teaching activities in Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle and has also been regularly updating course modules for ‘Masters of Public Health’ students. As the postgraduate teaching involves distance learning courses, as well as face to face teaching, she regularly gives lecture on topic of ‘Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Control’;  ‘Chronic Diseases and Injury Control’; ‘Non-communicable Diseases’ and ‘Mental Health and Mental Disorders’ and also interacts with students via the web platform Blackboard.




Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Public Health, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Cohort Studies
  • Epidemilogy
  • Gender
  • Health Services Research
  • Housing and Health Services
  • Life-Course Epidemiology
  • Linked Data
  • Longitudinal Methods
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Motherhood and Work
  • Population Health
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Women' Health
  • Workforce Participation

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Urdu (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010402 Biostatistics 30
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Academic University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia
Research Academic University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2014 Travel Bursaries
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

Scholarship

Year Award
2015 Grants –In- Aid
University of Newcastle
2014 Supplementary Scholarship - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
The University of New South Wales
2011 Postgraduate Research Scholarship - UNRS CENTRAL 50:50
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Women, Work, and Illness: A Longitudinal Analysis of Workforce Participation Patterns for Women Beyond Middle Age
2014 A Gendered Approach to Workforce Participation Patterns across the Life Course
2014 Employment Status and Chronic Diseases: Cross-sectional Study among Men and Women Aged 60 – 64 Years
2013 Workforce Participation Patterns in Young and Older Women – The Impact of Chronic Diseases and Competing Activities
2012 Impact of Chronic Diseases on Workforce participation among the participants of NSW 45 and Up Study

Prestigious works

Year Commenced Year Finished Prestigious Work Role
2015 2015 International Longevity Centre Australia (ILC-Australia), Work, Retirement and Health: A brief directory of Australian research Report Contributor
2015 2016 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). Directory of Research on Ageing in Africa: 2004-2015 (ST/ESA/SER.A/391) http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/Dir_Research_Ageing_Africa_%202004-2015.pdf Analyst

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PUBH6300 Introduction to Public health
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Teaching and marking 10/02/2014 - 31/12/2016
PUBH 6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Teaching and Marking 24/02/2014 - 31/12/2016
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Majeed T, Forder PM, Mishra G, Kendig H, Byles JE, 'Exploring Workforce Participation Patterns and Chronic Diseases Among Middle-Aged Australian Men and Women Over the Life Course.', J Aging Health, (2016)
DOI 10.1177/0898264316635586
Co-authors Peta Forder, Julie Byles
2016 Eftekhari P, Forder PM, Majeed T, Byles JE, 'Impact of asthma on mortality in older women: An Australian cohort study of 10,413 women', Respiratory Medicine, 119 102-108 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier LtdBackground Comorbid conditions frequently coexist with asthma in older adults and can alter the natural history of asthma, complicating management and affectin... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier LtdBackground Comorbid conditions frequently coexist with asthma in older adults and can alter the natural history of asthma, complicating management and affecting overall prognosis and survival. Objectives This study investigates the impact of asthma on mortality among older women, with a specific interest in influence of comorbidities and social factors on survival of older women with asthma. Design Participants were from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and were born between 1921 and 1926. Cox proportional hazards were used to evaluate mortality rates for women with and without asthma, after adjustment for comorbidities and other factors. Results Of 10,413 women aged 73¿78, 829 (8%) reported having been diagnosed by a doctor for asthma. Women with asthma had a higher likelihood of heart disease, hypertension, thrombosis, bronchitis/emphysema, osteoporosis and major illnesses (p¿<¿0.0001). Asthma was associated with increased risk of death (HR¿=¿1.31, 95%CI 1.18¿1.45, p¿<¿0.0001). After adjusting for age, demographic factors, comorbidities, risk factors, residential area and social support, women with asthma retained a 17% increased risk of death compared to women without asthma (HR¿=¿1.17, 95%CI 1.03¿1.32, p¿=¿0.016). Conclusion Older women with asthma have a higher rate of mortality compared with other women of the same age. This increased risk of death remains after age, demographic factors, comorbidities, risk factors, residential area and social support have been taken into account.

DOI 10.1016/j.rmed.2016.08.026
Co-authors Peta Forder
2015 Majeed T, Forder P, Mishra G, Byles J, 'Women, Work, and Illness: A Longitudinal Analysis of Workforce Participation Patterns for Women Beyond Middle Age.', J Womens Health (Larchmt), 24 455-465 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1089/jwh.2014.5009
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder
2015 Majeed T, Forder P, Mishra G, Kendig H, Byles J, 'A gendered approach to workforce participation patterns over the life course for an Australian baby boom cohort', Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87 108-122 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc.Population ageing and its future implications for governments and individuals have been central to much policy debate and research targeted to retain older pe... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc.Population ageing and its future implications for governments and individuals have been central to much policy debate and research targeted to retain older people in the workforce. This study identified workforce participation patterns across the adult life course for women and men entering later life, and explored the influences of various early and adult life socio-demographic circumstances. Data were collected from 1261 men and women aged 60 to 64. years in the Life History and Health (LHH) Survey (a sub-study of the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study, Australia) in 2010-11. LHH provides detailed information on personal histories of paid work, socio-economic resources from childhood (number of books and father's occupation) and adult life factors such as educational attainment, marital histories, childcare and informal caring. Latent class analysis (LCA) was undertaken to identify patterns of workforce participation for participants across their adult life. Significant gender differences were confirmed. Further analysis (LCA with covariates) showed that women who reported having books during childhood, and those who had post-school qualification, were more likely to have mostly been in paid work and less likely to have not been in paid work; while ever partnered women had significantly higher odds of increasing part time work over time. Men who had reported ever having had informal caring activities were likely to have had decreasing participation in paid work over time, and were highly likely to be not in paid work after 55. years. Ever partnered status was protective for being in paid work for men. These findings indicate the need for gender-specific policies and strategies to enable continued workforce participation throughout adult life and into later working years, particularly for people who had fewer social or economic opportunities earlier in life.

DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2014.12.004
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder
2014 Majeed T, Forder PM, Byles J, 'Employment Status and Chronic Diseases: A Cross-sectional Study among 60¿64 Year-old Men and Women', The International Journal of Aging and Society, 3 33-43 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $101,000

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20152 grants / $5,000

Workforce Participation Patterns Over The Life-course And The Association With Chronic Diseases - A Gendered Approach$3,500

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Scheme Grants-in-aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Women, Work and Illness$1,500

Funding body: The University of New South Wales

Funding body The University of New South Wales
Scheme Travel Grant - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20141 grants / $5,000

Supplementary Scholarship - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)$5,000

Funding body: ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

Funding body ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Scheme Supplementary Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

20111 grants / $91,000

University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNRS CENTRAL 50:50)$91,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Scheme University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Projects

Using latent class analysis to identify how mid‐aged women manage on income over time 2015 - 2017


Workforce participation patterns in middle age women with breast cancer. 2016 - 2018


Factors affecting survival among older women with asthma 2011 - 2015


Profiling women's workforce participation and child care usage- Department of Education and Training, Australian Government 2016 - 2017


Social, Economic and Environmental Factors (SEEF) Sub-study 2015 - 2017


Change in health status and health care use for women who have and have not had health assessments 2015 - 2017


The Life History and Health project 2012 - 2015

Publications

Majeed T, Forder P, Mishra G, Kendig H, Byles J, 'A gendered approach to workforce participation patterns over the life course for an Australian baby boom cohort', Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87 108-122 (2015) [C1]

Majeed T, Forder PM, Mishra G, Kendig H, Byles JE, 'Exploring Workforce Participation Patterns and Chronic Diseases Among Middle-Aged Australian Men and Women Over the Life Course.', J Aging Health, (2016)


Chronic disease and workforce participation patterns in young and middle aged women 2012 - 2016

Publications

Majeed T, Forder P, Mishra G, Byles J, 'Women, Work, and Illness: A Longitudinal Analysis of Workforce Participation Patterns for Women Beyond Middle Age.', J Womens Health (Larchmt), 24 455-465 (2015) [C1]


House and Home: Pathways and alternatives to residential aged care for older Australian women 2015 - 2016


Language and ageing in Australian women: An exploration of the effects of ageing on language 2016 - 2017


Narratives of health: Comparing ‘early’ and ‘late’ adopters of the 75+ Health Assessments 2017


Thinking ahead: How healthy do baby boomer women think they will be? 2016 - 2017


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Dr Tazeen Majeed

Positions

Research Academic
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Academic
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email tazeen.majeed@newcastle.edu.au
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