Dr Reza Baneshi

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64711


Dr Mohammad Reza Baneshi is a biostatistician with significant training, work, and research experience in multiple facets of biostatistics and epidemiology. His background includes advanced research on applying statistical procedures to cancer and HIV/AIDS research. Specifically, his main research interests include analysis of time-to-event data, analysis of longitudinal data, and size estimation of stigmatized groups most at risk of HIV/AIDS. He joined the UQ in 2020 and currently works as a biostatistician at the Australian Women and Girls’ Health Research (AWaGHR) Centre, School of Public Health.

Dr Mohammad Reza Baneshi also has an adjunct position as a Professor of Biostatistics at the Kerman University of Medical Sciences, IRAN.

Before joining the UQ, he conducted several national studies in Iran to provide the most updates estimates of the marginalised populations who are at high risk of HIV. He has made substantial contributions in applying size-estimation methods to stigmatized populations such as people with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, man who have had sex with man, and injection drug users. In 2022, he published the reference book of size estimation methods.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Masters (Coursework), Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


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Book Chapter

  • Mirzazadeh, Ali and Baneshi, Mohammad Reza (2021). Data smoothing, extrapolation, and triangulation. Methods in epidemiology: population size estimation. (pp. 61-72) edited by George Rutherford. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-75464-8_4

  • Baneshi, Mohammad Reza, Zolala, Farzaneh, Haji-Maghsoudi, Saiedeh, Zamanian, Maryam, Haghdoost, Ali Akbar and Mirzazadeh, Ali (2021). Estimating the size of hidden groups. Methods in epidemiology: population size estimation. (pp. 39-59) edited by George Rutherford. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-75464-8_3

  • Baneshi, Mohammad Reza, Haji-Maghsoudi, Saiedeh, Rastegari, Azam and Mirzazadeh, Ali (2021). Methods to Estimate the Average Social Network Size. Methods in Epidemiology: Population Size Estimation. (pp. 17-37) edited by George Rutherford. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-75464-8_2

  • Baneshi, Mohammad Reza, Rastegari, Azam and Haghdoost, Ali Akbar (2021). Review of size estimation methods. Methods in epidemiology: population size estimation. (pp. 1-15) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-75464-8_1

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Annette Dobson, Ph.D., Paul McElwee, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Ph.D., James Eynstone-Hinkins, Lauren Moran and Michael Waller, Ph.D. (2023). MCoD_WORK. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.48610/25f6577

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision