Professor Khorshed Alam

Khorshed Alam




School of Business

Areas of research & interest:

  • Carbon offsets & markets
  • Circular economy
  • Climate change
  • Economics & business
  • Emissions reduction


  • Carbon & environmental markets
  • Emissions reduction & sequestration
  • Green investment
  • Technology solutions

Research Institution:


Professor Khorshed Alam is Professor of Economics in the School of Business at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). He is also a founding member of the Centre for Health Research at UniSQ and serves as a member of its Executive Group as well as leading its Health Economics Research. He holds a PhD in Economics from Murdoch University and a Master’s in Economics from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Prof Alam currently works on a broad range of health economics research mainly on the use of health economics approaches to generate evidence to assist public health decision making and to identify socio-economic determinants of health, especially in disadvantaged populations. He specialises in economic evaluation, public health and digital health as well as has extensive experience in data analysis, survey design and implementation. Professor Alam is the recipient of the inaugural Ronel Erwee Memorial Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision in 2017. He is also the winner of ten Publication Excellence Awards at UniSQ. He is the recipient of the 2019 Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts Excellence Award for Research as well as 2020 Postgraduate Research Supervision Award. Professor Alam has held many leadership roles, including those of Head of Economics Discipline, School Research Coordinator, Founding Member and Associate Director of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development. He has been on the Council of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association since 2018 and had been a co-editor of the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies.