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Dr Alif is a postdoctoral epidemiologist based at Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is working in the fields of respiratory and occupational epidemiology since 2010. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne.

Dr Alif completed his PhD in epidemiology and population health from the University of Melbourne in 2018. He held a Master of Public Health (MPH, Epidemiology) in 2009 and clinical background in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2008 from Bangladesh.

Dr Alif's research program aims to improve workers respiratory health and lung diseases through early screening, prevention and control of harmful workplace exposures. Dr Alif has a publication track record in the fields of respiratory and occupational epidemiology. He has published 35 peer-reviewed articles and two technical reports. He has published two first-author and one with significant contribution in a top-ranked journal in the field of respiratory medicine, Thorax. He has led the investigation of occupational lung diseases 2006-2019 review report commissioned by SafeWork Australia, which has significant national impacts on this field of research.

Dr Alif was awarded an international France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Rod Rickards Fellowship in 2018. This fellowship allowed him to undertake a research project on investigating occupational exposures to solvents and chronic respiratory diseases and lung function using French cohort data at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM).

Dr Alif's current work includes work on data linkage cohort study on cancer and mortality among Queensland coal mine workers, investigating the incidence of occupational asthma using data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) and respiratory health screening of stonemasons in Victoria. Dr Alif is a collaborating member of the ECRHS occupational working group, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study group based in the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and a global study on the COVID-19 related stress. 

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Alif also involved in sessional teaching into the following courses:

Introductory Biostatistics (MPH5041 & MPH6041),

Biostatistics Concepts and Application (MPH5302),

Introduction and challenges of Public Health (MPH5288),

Epidemiology of chronic diseases (MPH5314),

Occupational health and safety (MPH5309)


Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Year 3B).

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology and Biostatistics , Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Melbourne

20 Sep 201331 Aug 2021

Award Date: 10 Apr 2018

Epidemiology, Master of Public Health (MPH), North South University

1 Sep 200831 Dec 2009

Award Date: 1 Apr 2011

Dentistry , Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bangladesh Dental College

Award Date: 24 May 2008

Research area keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Biostatistics


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