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Biography

Alif received his PhD in epidemiology and population health from the University of Melbourne in 2018 for his research into "occupational exposure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and lung function in middle-aged Australian adults". Before this, he also completed Master of Public Health (MPH, Epidemiology) in 2009 for his research into "occupational lung disease among timber workers in Bangladesh". He also has a clinical background in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2008 from Bangladesh.
His track record includes work on communicable, non-communicable and infectious disease epidemiology, environmental, occupational epidemiology, health promotion, oral health, clinical and translational sciences.  He is an epidemiologist with a specific interest in occupational and environmental exposure and respiratory diseases.  
His current work includes work on occupational lung diseases in Australia and the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) within the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH). He also teaches Biostatistics to postgraduate students.

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2011 2018

Quality of health literacy instruments used in children and adolescents: a systematic review

Guo, S., Armstrong, R., Waters, E., Thirunavukkarasu, S., Alif, S. M., Browne, G. R. & Yu, X., Jun 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 6, 18 p., e020080.

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Occupational exposures to solvents and metals are associated with fixed airflow obstruction

Alif, S. M., Dharmage, S. C., Benke, G., Dennekamp, M., Burgess, J. A., Perret, J. L., Lodge, C. J., Morrison, S., Johns, D. P., Giles, G. G., Gurrin, L. C., Thomas, P. S., Hopper, J. L., Wood-Baker, R., Thompson, B. R., Feather, I. H., Vermeulen, R., Kromhout, H., Haydn Walters, E., Abramson, M. J. & 1 othersMatheson, M. C., 2017, In : Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 43, 6, p. 595-603 9 p.

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Occupational exposure to pesticides are associated with fixed airflow obstruction in middle-age

Alif, S. M., Dharmage, S. C., Benke, G., Dennekamp, M., Burgess, J. A., Perret, J. L., Lodge, C. J., Morrison, S., Johns, D. P., Giles, G. G., Gurrin, L. C., Thomas, P. S., Hopper, J. L., Wood-Baker, R., Thompson, B. R., Feather, I. H., Vermeulen, R., Kromhout, H., Walters, E. H., Abramson, M. J. & 1 othersMatheson, M. C., 1 Nov 2017, In : Thorax. 72, 11, p. 990-997 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Occupational exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Alif, S. M., Dharmage, S. C., Bowatte, G., Karahalios, A., Benke, G., Dennekamp, M., Mehta, A. J., Miedinger, D., Künzli, N., Probst-Hensch, N. & Matheson, M. C., 2 Aug 2016, In : Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 10, 8, p. 861-872 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Panoramic radiological study to identify locally displaced maxillary canines in bangladeshi population

Alif, S. M., Haque, S., Nimmi, N., Ashraf, A., Khan, S. H. & Khan, M. H., 1 Dec 2011, In : Imaging Science in Dentistry. 41, 4, p. 155-159 5 p.

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Prizes

PhD certificate

Sheikh Alif (Recipient), 17 Jan 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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