Dr Nusrat Homaira is a medically trained respiratory epidemiologist currently working as a Senior Lecturer with the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine at UNSW Australia and a Respiratory Scientist within the respiratory department of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. She has 15 years working experience in child health research in both low- and high-income countries. She is also an adjunct faculty and course co-ordinator (Epidemiology course) for the Master of Public Health at James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University Bangladesh. Prior to coming to UNSW, Sydney she worked as an Assistant Scientist, Centers for Communicable Diseases at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). Nusrat has expertise in wide range of research methodologies from outbreak investigation, designing and establishing surveillance, application and analysis of record-linked administrative health data ("big data"); to the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials, clinical surveys, diagnostic studies and longitudinal studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. She has previously held the Early Career Fellowship of the National Health and Medical Research Council of the Australian Government which has helped her to establish her program of research on common diseases of childhood which she leads within the discipline. Her current work centres around understanding and modifying the intersection between early childhood respiratory infections and chronic respiratory conditions in high-risk populations through epidemiological and health system research and also keenly interested in research that influence health services to better address social inequalities and inadequate access to care.
Dr Nusrat Homaira is one of the four globally elected council members of the ISIRV Council (International Society of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses) and is an Academic Editor for PLoS One and PLoS Global Health. She is also steering committee member of Respiratory Clinical Academic Group (CAG) and Scientific Advisory Group of Triple I CAG of Sydney Partnership for Health, Education Research and Enterprise (SPHERE, Maridulu Budyari Gumal) also serve as a SPHERE Women's Health Research Champion