Researcher biography

Dr Holly Erskine is a Conjoint NHMRC Early Career Fellow with the School of Public Health (University of Queensland) and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. She is also an Adjunct Fellow with UQCCR and an affiliate Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr Erskine completed her PhD in 2016, examining the global epidemiology of ADHD and conduct disorder as well as the long-term outcomes associated with these disorders, and was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Higher Degree Theses. She is a senior member of the group responsible for the burden estimation of all mental and substance use disorders in the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD). Dr Erskine is directly responsible for the estimation of disease burden for ADHD, conduct disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa and advises on the estimation of disease burden for autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, and mental disorders in children and adolescents more broadly. She has consulted on a number of projects relating to child and adolescent psychiatric epidemiology, including the second Australian National Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, and has presented at a number of Australian and international conferences including as a plenary speaker at the Eating Disorder Research Society Annual Meeting in New York in 2016.