Dr Kanamik Kani Khan

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Kanamik Kani Khan



Dr Kanamik is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Essex and a registered social worker in England. He teaches BA and MA modules and supervises BA and MA dissertations and students on placements. He was previously a lecturer at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand. He holds a PhD in social work from Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand, and an MPhil in public administration from the University of Bergen, Norway. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interests are socio-econimic issues, sustainable development, human rights, healthcare, mental health, gender and sexuality, and social work issues.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Work Massey University, (2021)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PG CHEP) University of Essex, (2023)

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Public Administration University of Bergen, (2017)

  • Master's of Social Sciences (MSS) in Social Welfare University of Dhaka, (2014)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in Social Welfare University of Dhaka, (2013)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Social Work, School of Health & Social Care, University of Essex (1/3/2021 - present)

  • Lecturer in Social Work, School of Education & Social Sciences, Eastern Institute of Technology (22/6/2020 - 12/2/2021)

  • Marker, School of Social Work, Massey University (1/7/2019 - 31/7/2020)

  • Researcher Associate, BRAC University (1/10/2019 - 29/1/2020)

Other academic

  • Academic Offence Adjudicator, University of Essex (26/8/2021 - present)

  • Full-time Doctoral Students’ Representative, Doctoral Research Committee (DRC), Massey University (1/4/2019 - 30/6/2021)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Lifespan Development (HS193)

  • Emotional, Relational and Mental Health Issues (HS291)

  • Life Span Development (HS653)

  • Global Social Work (HS658)

  • Introduction to Sociological and Psychological Frameworks (HS190)

  • Interpersonal Skills for Practice (HS192)

  • Introduction to Research Methodologies (HS290)

  • Law, Policy and Ethics (HS651)


Book chapters (3)

Khan, KK. and Reza, MM., (2023). Social Research: Definitions, Types, Nature, and Characteristics. In: Principles of Social Research Methodology. Editors: Islam, MR., Khan, NA. and Baikady, R., . Springer. 29- 41. 9811955247. 9789811955242

Khan, KK., (2022). Survival of an older Bangladeshi lesbian experiencing intersectional vulnerability. In: HIV, Sex and Sexuality in Later Life. Policy Press. 159- 173. 9781447361978

Khan, KK., (2021). Undercover fieldwork: A queer experience of healthcare in Bangladesh. In: Field Guide for Research in Community Settings: Tools, Methods, Challenges and Strategies. Editors: Islam, MR., Khan, NA., Bakar Ah, SHA., Wahab, HA. and Hamidi, MB., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 978 1 80037 631 1

Grants and funding


Evaluation - ECC ARPSM Role

Essex County Council



Colchester Campus

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