Dr Holly Erskine

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

Dr Holly Erskine is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow with the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Group (PEABOD) at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR). She holds an affiliate position with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and is an adjunct research fellow with the School of Public Health and the Centre for Clinical Research at The University of Queensland. Holly 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.

Holly acts as the Deputy Research Manager of PEABOD and is personally responsible for the estimation of disease burden for ADHD, conduct disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa in the Global Burden of Disease Study led by the University of Washington. She also advises on the estimation of disease burden for autism, Asperger’s syndrome and fetal alcohol syndrome. Holly has presented her work at several domestic and international conferences including the recent 22nd Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, where she was an invited plenary speaker. She has served as a reviewer for several journals and consulted on a number of projects relating to child and adolescent psychiatric epidemiology.