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Dr Amirul Islam

Lecturer in Statistics

Biography

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 2014 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 Rasch analysis for items response theory. His recent research projects include: (i) Bangladesh population-based Dieabetes and Eye Studies (BPDES), (ii) Psychological distress and quality of life in rural Bangladesh, (iii) Chronic diseases including diabetes and one of it's complications diabetic retinopathy in a rural district Narail in Bangladesh. 
 Amirul has published more than 110 papers as a senior author or a co-author with his colleagues.  Amirul is one of the Academic Editor of one of two international journals- Public Library of Science (PLOS) One and Eye. 

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.

PhD topics and outlines

Chronic condition and quality of life in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Managing aggressive behaviour in adults with autism spectrum disorders for nurses in hospital environments. A pilot intervention in tertiary-care hospitals in Victoria, Australia.

Predictive Ability and Diagnostics for Categorical Response Models with the Application on Quantitative Modelling for diagnosis of Malaria disease in East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Statistical Methods for Risk Prediction Models with Multi-Categories Response Variables with Applications to Cost-Effective Diagnosis of Malaria in East Nusa Tenggara Province Indonesia.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Sources of income, daily livings and dependency in older adults in a rural district in Bangladesh: Data from a prospective cohort study: The project has ethics approval. Data are from 2425 adults. Results can definitely be published  

Fields of Research

  • Biostatistics - 010402
  • Epidemiology - 111706
  • Ophthalmology And Optometry - 111300

Teaching areas

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

Awards

  • 2016, Swinburne, VC 2016 Teaching Excellence Award in Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012, National, Teaching Award , University of Melbourne

Publications

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.; Islam, F. M. A.; Islam, F. M. Amirul; Islam, Fakir Amirul; Islam, Fakir M. A.; Islam, Fakir M. A. Amirul; Islam, Fakir M. Amirul
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Development of a diabetic retinopathy detection and managementprogram for a rural district Narail of Bangladesh through a telemedicine platform. *; Funding for research in Tropical Ophthalmology

* Chief Investigator


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