Associate Professor Bircan Erbas PhD, MSc

School of Population Health and Human BioSciences, 

LaTrobe University

Brief profile

Associate Professor Bircan Erbas is a leading pollen epidemiologist, biostatistician and is of strong international standing in environmental determinants of health and respiratory epidemiology. She leads several successful projects and collaborates with large multidisciplinary research teams.  She led the successful NHMRC project grant (ID 541934) which recruited over 600 children and adolescents in two years. She has received a number of international awards, grants and travel stipends for her development and application of statistical models for the analysis of longitudinal data.  A/Prof Erbas has attracted nearly $1 million as Principal Investigator and over $3 million as key co-investigator.  A/Prof Erbas has co-authored over 80 academic referee publications mostly in high quality international journals. She has supervised 5 PhD students to completion and currently supervises 6 PhD students and 3 Master of Public Health students. Erbas serves on the statistical editorial board of Respirology and is regional editor of International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

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