Dr Nasser Bagheri

Associate Professor
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Geospatial Information Systems 090903
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Preventive Medicine 111716

Research interests

  • Spatial Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Mental health
  • Medical Geography
  • Public Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Primary health care
  • Digital health
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social determinants of health


Associate Professor Nasser Bagheri is a spatial epidemiologist and health service researcher, recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. His research has focused on health care ecosystem and chronic diseases risk assessment, particularly, mental health, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, dementia, and Multiple Sclerosis. His primary research focus is on the application of spatial risk assessment methods and population-based intervention studies to provide epidemiological evidence for more rational implementation of strategies for the control of chronic diseases. He also conducts research in spatial epidemiology, geo-spatial analysis and modelling, and quantifying the impact of modifiable risk factors including lifestyle and contextual factors on chronic diseases. He is also interested in visualisation of health care and services patterns to generate evidence-informed policy for better policy planning and tailored interventions.




Researcher's projects

  • Getting real about risk:using medical records in the geospatial analysis of chronic disease risk in Australia
  • Cardiovascular risk mapping using GP practice data
  • Diabetes risk mapping using GP practice data
  • Analysis of undiagnosed diabetes using practice level data
  • Hotspots of dementia in Australian Communities

Current student projects

  • Social fragmentation and mental health
  • Analysis and mapping of Multiple Sclerelosis care provision
  • Cardiovascular disease risk mapping using primary health care data
  • Chronic Kidney disease risk assessment using GP practice data
  • Spatial pattern of BMI, CVD and diabetes in Australian communities



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  24 May 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers