Department of Development Studies
Mr. Md. Salman Sohel  Lecturer
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Mr. Md. Salman Sohel
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Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Master in Public Management, Hohai University, Nanjing, China

Bachelor of Social Science in Public Administration
Department of Public Administration,
Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Academic/ Volunteer/ Community Services

Associate Editor

Journal of Development &Governance



  • International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (Emerald Publisher)
  • PlOS ONE
  • Urban Governance- (Elsevier)
  • BMC Public Health-Springer Nature
  • Journal of Public and Environmental health-(Hindawi)
  • Climate Risk Management-(Elsevier)
  • Qeios

Rural Development, Poverty& Development, Sustainable Development, Bangladesh Studies


  1. Md Fouad Hossain Sarker, Saida Mahamuda Rahman, Samiha Khan, Salman Sohel, Maruf Ahmed Tamal, Mohammad Marufur Rashid Khan, Md Kabirul Islam. (2023). Perception and Preference of the Students for Online Education during COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Study Based on Binary Logistic Regression. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET). Accepted for Publication. (Scopus, Q1)
  2. NaimurRahman Sajjad, Hossain Shozib  Mst. Yeasmin Akter,Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam,Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Salman Sohel, Chinnaperumal Kamaraj, Md. Refat Jahan Rakib, Abubakr M. Idris, Aniruddha Sarker, and Guilherme Malafaia. (2023). Microplastic as an invisible threat to the coral reefs: Sources, toxicity mechanisms, policy intervention, and the way forward. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 131522. (Impact factor-14.2, Scopus, Q1 and Web of Science).
  3. Md Salman Sohel, Guoqing Shi, Noshin Tasnim Zaman, Babul Hossain, Md Halimuzzaman, Tosin Yinka Akintunde, Huicong Understanding the Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies of Indigenous Households during COVID-19 Crisis in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study. Foods. Published by MDPI (JCR Q1, SCIE, Impact factor-5.56).
  4. Babul Hossain, Guoqing Shi, Chen Ajiang, Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Salman Sohel, Zhoggen Sun, Qi Yang. Climate change-induced human displacement in Bangladesh: Implications on the livelihood of displaced riverine island dwellers and their adaptation strategies. Frontiers in Psychology. Published by Frontiers (JCR Q1, SSCI, Impact factor- 4.23).
  5. Md Salman Sohel, Shah Md Azimul Ehsan, Noshin Tasnim Zaman, Babul Hossain, Guoqin Shi, Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Habib Mohammad Ali. Understanding rural local government response during COVID-19-induced lockdown: Perspective from SN Social Sciences. Published by Springer Nature Publishing.
  6. Md Salman Sohel, Babul Hossain, Md Kausar Alam, Guoqing Shi, Rubaiyat Shabbir, Md Khaled Sifullah, Most Monowara Begum Mamy. COVID-19 induced impact on informal migrants in Bangladesh: a qualitative International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited (Scopus, ESCI Indexed).
  7. Md Salman Sohel, Babul Hossain, Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Gazi Abu Horaira, Md Khaled Sifullah, Md Abadur Rahman. Impacts of COVID‐19 induced food insecurity among informal migrants: Insight from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Public Affairs. Published by Wiley (Scopus, ESCI Indexed).
  8. Hossain, , Gouging, Shi., Ajiang, Chen.; Sarker, M.N.I., Sohel, M.S., Zhonggen Sun.; Hamza, Amir (2021). Impact of climate change on human health: Evidence from riverine island dwellers of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. Published by Taylor & Francis Group (JCRQ2, SCIE, Impact factor-3.41)
  9. Hossain, , Sohel, M. S., & Ryakitimbo, C. M. (2020). Climate change induced extreme flood disaster in Bangladesh: Implications on people's livelihoods in the Char Village and their coping mechanisms. Progress in Disaster Science, 100079 Published by Elsevier (Scopus, ESCI Index)
  10. Hossain, Babul., Ryakitimbo, C. M., & Sohel, M. S. (2020). Climate Change Induced Human Displacement in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Flood in 2017 in Char in Gaibandha District. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 47-60.


Book Chapters

  1. Hossain, Babul., Sarker, M. N. I., Sohel, M. S. & Hossain, M. S. (2021). Assessing the Role of Organizations for Health Amenities of Flood Affected People in Char Areas in Bangladesh. Book Title: Vulnerability and resilience in the global south: Human adaptations for sustainable futures (Editor: Alam, G. M. M., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O., Nagy, G. J., & Filho, W. L.). Published by Springer Nature: Switzerland DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-77259-8_21 (Scopus Indexed)
  2. Babul Hossain, Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Guoqing Shi, Salman Sohel. Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Disasters in Pakistan: A Systematic Literature Review. Book: Disaster, Displacement and Resilient Livelihoods: Perspectives from South Asia. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited (Scopus Indexed)
  3. Babul Hossain, Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Guoqing Shi, Salman Sohel. Research Trends on Natural Disasters in the Context of India: A Bibliometric Analysis. Book: Disaster, Displacement and Resilient Livelihoods: Perspectives from South Asia. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited (Scopus Indexed)



  1. Presented paper (2022), entitled “Life of Migrants in Urban Slum: A Qualitative Study” Organized by: Northern University, Bangladesh
  2. Presented paper (2022), entitled “Mapping the HIV/STI Risk Behavior of Bangladeshi Labour Migrants in Malaysia”. Organized by: School of International studies, University of Utara, Malaysia, Date: 16 November 2022
  3. Presented paper (2021), entitled “A Qualitative Assessment of the COVID-19 induced Impact on Informal Workers: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh” Organized by: BRAC Business School, BRAC University

  4. Presented paper (2020), entitled COVID-19 impact Slum Education: Evidence from Dhaka City, Organized by: The Peoples University, Bangladesh and Community Social Work Development Foundation, Bangladesh
  5. Presented paper (2022), entitled “Water Nationalism -A case of Ganga and Teesta River”. Organized by: World Water Valley and Overseas China Forum, Venue: Business School of Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  1. Bangladesh Environmental Leadership Accelerator Award: 2021
  2. Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund Scholarship (Travel Gant),
  3. Hohai University Full Scholarship (For Master Study), 2019
  4. Best Paper Presentation Award- 2019 (Conference Paper), Organized by: World Water Valley and Overseas China Forum, Nanjing, China
  1. Member, The International Network on Displacement and Resettlement, China
  2. Member, Asian Research Center, Hohai University, China
  3. National Research Center for Resettlement (NRCR), Hohai University, China
 Duration  Employer  Position Held

2023- Present 
Department of Developmnet Studies, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh Lecturer (Contractual)
June 2022- Present  Centre For Advanced Social Research Executive Director
Sept.2019-May-2022 Asian Research Center, Hohai University Research Assistant 
2017- 2018 Accident Research Institute, BUET Research Assistant