Professor Shyamali Dharmage
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health,
University of Melbourne
Professor Shyamali Dharmage is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She has coordinated a range of undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs during her academic career. She has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of large epidemiological studies.
She is the head of the Allergy and Lung Health Unit (ALHU) in the Centre for Epidemiology and Bio-statistics that includes two of the world’s key longitudinal studies in allergies i.e. Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) and Melbourne Atopy Family Cohort Study (MACS). Both TAHS and MACS are currently funded by the NHMRC and the team includes doctoral students and post doctoral fellows working at the forefront of allergy and airway disease research.
In addition she is a co-investigator of other NHMRC funded epidemiology studies in allergies including Health Nuts and Melbourne Asthma Pollen study in Childhood. She is also a collaborator of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey that is being conducted in 28 countries including Australia and the co-chair of the Early Life Risk Factors Working Group within this international study.