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Dr Amirul Islam

Lecturer in Statistics


Amirul received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2001 in Biometrics. He was a research-academic staff at National University of Singapore (2001-2002), University of Western Australia (2003-2004)and recently at the University of Melbourne (2005-2013)before joining Swinburne in 20014 in the in the Dept of Statistics, Data Sciences and Epidemiology.

Amirul's research foci are in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Genetic Statistics; large population-based cohort studies, cardiovascular disease, risk prediction, Patterns analysis, Multinomial and Spline Regression, Path analysis and LISREL and Rasch analysis for items response theory. His recent research projects include: Bangladesh population-based Dieabetes and Eye Studies (BPDES), Risk score calculation for undiagnosed diabetes. Amirul has published more than 100 papers as a senior author or a co-author with his colleagues.

Research interests

Public and Environmental Health; Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Health research design

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Biostatistics - 010402
  • Epidemiology - 111706
  • Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified - 069999


  • 2012, National, Teaching Award , University of Melbourne


Also published as: Islam, Amirul; Islam, A.; Islam, F.; Amirul Islam, F. M.; Amirul Islam, Fakir M.; Amirul, F. M. Islam; Amirul-Islam, Fakir M.; Islam, A. F. M.; Islam, Amirul F. M.; Islam, F. M. A.; Islam, F. M. Amirul; Islam, Fakir M. A.; Islam, Fakir M. Amirul
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