Md Yeasir Yunus completed his Bachelor (Honours) and first Master’s degree in ‘Population Sciences’ from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his second Master’s degree in ‘Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Migration and Organised Crime’ from St Mary’s University, London where his study was funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, distinguishing him as a Commonwealth Scholar. At present, he has been funded with the faculty bursary for his PhD research in Forensic Psychology in University of Portsmouth, England.
Yeasir writes fictional stories and narrates them on YouTube and other podcast platforms. He is also an award winning documentary filmmaker for refugee issues in Bangladesh.
MY PHD AND OTHER RESEARCH
My PhD research title is “Memory, Reporting, and Culture: Improving interviewing practice in asylum contexts” under the supervision of Lorraine Hope, Jonathan Koppel, and Tanja van Veldhuizen. My research aims to investigate the influence of cultural factors, and autobiographical memory on asylum seekers’ interviews for refuge-seeking. I wish to improve the current interview techniques in asylum seeking context through this research.
Prior to my PhD, I was involved into public health and social justice related research for refugees and migrant population. I have been co-authored in multiple research work such as, empirical study, systematic review, meta analysis, and comment published in high impact factor journal like The Lancet Global Health, The Lancet Regional Health, etc. Additionally, I contribute as a scientific reviewer for various journals.
My childhood dream was to be a novelist. Now, I narrate my own and other writers’ fictions in my audio storytelling YouTube channel, and other Podcast platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Amazon Music. etc. Click the links below to discover more.