Mrs Saima Islam

Research Associate
Mrs Saima Islam
  Org Unit ARCPOH
  Email saima.islam@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 4048
  Location Floor/Room WS9105.16 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building ,   North Terrace

Mrs. Saima Islam joined ARCPOH as a Research Associate in September 2012. She completed a BSc (Honours) in Statistics and an MSc in Statistics (majoring in Demography) at the University of Rajshahi, a leading university in Bangladesh. Prior to her current role at ARCPOH, Saima worked at the Demography Unit in Rajshahi University, Bangladesh as a Research Assistant for 2 years and as a Lecturer in Statistics and Research Methodology at the International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), a fast growing private university in Bangladesh, for 2 years. She has many years of experience as a quantitative researcher in the fields of Population Health, Women's Health and Fertility, Obesity, Medical Statistics, and Child Health. Her work has appeared in Journal of Biosocial Science (an ERA ‘A' ranked journal) and Anthropological Science. She is currently involved in a number of projects including the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS) and the Child Dental Health Survey (CDHS) with the AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit (DSRU).

Masters in Statistics (Thesis Group)
BSc (Hons) in Statistics

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers


1. Md. GolamHossain, Saima Islam, Saw Aik, Tunku Kamarul Zaman and Pete E. Lestrel (2010) Age at menarche of university students in Bangladesh: secular trends and association with adult anthropometric measures and socio-demographic factors. Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 42(5), pp: 677-687.(ERA "A" ranked)
2. Md. Golam Hossain, Md. Sabiruzzaman, Saima Islam, Fumio Ohtsuki and Pete E. Lestrel (2010) Effect of craniofacial measures on the cephalic index of Japanese adult female students. Anthropological Science, Vol. 118(2), pp: 117-122. (ERA "C" ranked)
3. Md. Golam Hossain, Md. Sabiruzzaman, Saima Islam, Raja ZyroulHisyam, Pete E. Lestrel and T. Kamarul (2011) Influence of anthropometric measures and socio-demographic factors on menstrual pain and irregular menstrual cycles among university students in Bangladesh. Anthropological Science.Vol. 119(3), pp: 239-246. (ERA "C" ranked)

Technical reports

AIHW, Harford JE & Islam S 2013. Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010. Dental statistics and research series 65. Cat. no. DEN 227. Canberra: AIHW.


Working Papers


1. M.Sc Thesis: "Statistical Analysis in Age at Menarche and Anthropometric Measures of Adult Female Students: A case study of Rajshahi University." Submitted to Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh for the partial fulfilment of the Degree of Master of Science.
2. B.Sc Thesis: "Impact of Mother's Health and Social Status of Family on Infant's Health." Submitted to Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh for the partial fulfilment of the requirements for the four-year Integrated B.Sc. Honours Degree in Statistics.

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