Founding President of ORCD Bangladesh

Founder ORCD Bangladesh

Dr Amirul Islam

BSc (Hons), MSc (JU), MApp Science (CQU), PhD (UQ), GradCertTeachLearn(HEd), Swinburne.

Senior Lecturer and Departmental Research Director

Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology, Swinburne University of Technology

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I have a PhD in Biostatistics from The University of Queensland, and have 18 years’ teaching and research experience in Biostatistics, Genetic Statistics and Epidemiology in a number of prestigious institutes including The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia and National University of Singapore. I am currently a senior lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology and an honorary senior research fellow at The University of Melbourne. I have an authoritative expertise in research related to chronic diseases, especially those are related to diabetes and its complications such as diabetic retinopathy. I have been providing consultative and collaborative methodological input to various collaborators within and outside of Swinburne in addition to leading three of my own large studies in Bangladesh. This work produced 124 publications in international journals including Ophthalmology, Neurology, PLoS Genetics, and Diabetes Care, as well as numerous presentations of national and international conferences. I publish six to eight papers annually and more than 65% of publications appear in top quintile journals.

My international reputation as an ophthalmic epidemiologist led to me being invited to review articles and grants for prestigious internationally-recognised journals and funding bodies. I have been an academic editor of PLoS One since 2014 and was a section editor of Eye, the official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK from 2014 to 2018. I review regularly for leading ophthalmic journals including JAMA Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Epi, BMJ Ophthalmology and BMC Public Health. I also contribute to reviewing NHMRC grant applications as an assessor. I have received invitations to join the editorial board of a number of journals including the Journal of Ophthalmology. I was invited to be the lead guest editor of special issues of the Journal of Ophthalmology (quartile 2: SJR) in 2015, 2016 and 2019, and Cardiovascular Therapeutics (quartile 2: SJR) in 2019.   

I have significant experience in managing large population-based databases including the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), which yielded more than 1600 peer-reviewed publications, and Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Studies (MCCS), which were conducted upon 41,000 adults residing in Victoria.

Contributing to research and teaching as an individual is not my only goal. I work for the benefit of grassroots people who are deprived of many basic needs. In 2012, I designed and conducted a population-based study to identify undiagnosed diabetes and common eye diseases in a rural district in Bangladesh. Following the study, I set up an Eye care clinic, with all eye care equipment sourced from Australia. I have been conducting a screening program to identify visual impairment in school children, and screening programs for diabetes, hypertension and other eye diseases among adults. The clinic has been providing health services to those in need since its establishment.

I have established a technical college to provide skill-based trainings for rural and disadvantaged people including more vulnerable women and girls. Following the establishment of all these facilities, I have founded a non-government organisation, which manages these health service facilities and the technical education, and conducts research.

I lead three population-based cohort studies in Bangladesh, which are being facilitated by the organisation I founded. The studies are: (1) Bangladesh Population-based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES), (2) Psychological distress and quality of life in adults in rural Bangladesh, (3) Development of a diabetic retinopathy screening model. Three of my PhD students are working on these studies. I actively participate in various community development activities undertaken by the Fawkner Residence Society under my local council, the Moreland City Council. I have been working with the society to study mental health and quality of life issues among people living in Fawkner.

Specific research interest

I am experienced in multiple research domains, with my major strength in diabetes and its complications. My specific research interest over the past 19 years has been in risk prediction and study of associations of risk factors with disease outcomes including the study of retinal arteriolar narrowing, venular widening, diabetic retinopathy and psychological distress. The mathematical modeling of retinal vessel calibres, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration with cardiovascular disease events including incident stroke and left ventricular remodeling has led to more than 40 papers in top ranked internationally-recognized journals including Diabetes, Stroke and Journalof the American College ofCardiology.

My research has contributed to the new knowledge that the arteriolar narrowing, venular widening and diabetic retinopathy (DR) are biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases. By direct non-invasive examination of retina using simple funduscopy, we can identify damage in the retinal blood vessels in order to monitor the future risk of stroke, heart disease and incidence of diabetes. While I work as a biostatistician, I provide methodological and analytical input to my co-authored publications as well as I assist in writing results and discussions. Since 2012, I have led my own studies and my interest continues in studying factors associated with disease outcomes with an additional focus on psychometric evaluation of psychological distress and quality of life measuring tools. I use Rasch analysis for psychometric evaluation of these tools to test if these are suitable in clinical settings in the general population. The validated Kessler seven-item questionnaire with four categories, from the original 10 items with five categories, is offered to the government policy makers and clinicians for its clinical use in rural Bangladesh. I have guided one of my PhD students to publish three papers related to this study in BMC Health Services Research.

My other major current research foci are:  (i) understanding the knowledge, attitudes and practice of mental health issues, diabetes, and common eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy and visual impairment in young children to design appropriate interventions, especially through changes of lifestyles to manage these diseases; and (ii) development of screening models for early detection of chronic diseases, which otherwise remain undiagnosed until these reach a severe stage.

There is a dearth of skilled human resources, especially in rural and remote areas. My research interests include providing training to the mid-level technicians to screen for diabetic retinopathy and to provide training to the community leaders and health-care providers to improve their knowledge of the severity of these diseases so that they are able to provide referral to appropriate screening programs and treatments are received on time. I have studied the accuracy of grading retinal photos by remote graders in Bangladesh in comparison with senior graders of The University of Melbourne. Participation in any screening program is usually sub-optimal, and lack of sufficient finance is usually reported as one of the major barriers to attending screening programs. This is especially pertinent in resource-poor settings.  I have reported that lack of health education is the major barrier in participation of diabetic retinopathy screening programs. I led publication of these articles in PLOS One and Diabetes Care and Clinical Practices, in collaboration with colleagues at The University of Bonn in Germany and The University of Osaka in Japan.   

The long-term goal for all my work is the development of screening programs for early detection of chronic diseases and the establishment of appropriate intervention programs  and health services for the people living in rural and remote areas.  There is a desperate need to improve knowledge of, attitudes to and practice in managing diseases through lifestyle changes where specialist treatment facilities and financial stability are inadequate.  

Leadership and Engagement

Currently I am the department research director (DRD), Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology, Swinburne. As the DRD, I identify research opportunities and HDR students for other colleagues. I find presenters and organise departmental research seminars. I develop research projects for honours and summer internship students for colleagues if they do not have projects. 

I play a significant leadership role in Bangladesh. In 2012, I founded a non-government organization, the Organisation for Rural Community Development (ORCD), in a remote area of Bangladesh. The ORCD has four programs: Health, Education, Income Generation and the Environment. The health objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged populations. Under the education section, I have established a business technical college (BTC) with a long-term vision of establishing a multidisciplinary teaching and research institute to provide health and technical education, and to conduct multidisciplinary research. I have established an information technology training centre and a local library under the ORCD. I provided strategic direction for its overall success, including the development of different training programs.  I lead the Executive Committee for ORCD.

Teaching

I have significant teaching roles at all levels at Swinburne University, including with undergraduate, Honours, Masters and Ph.D students. I have developed a number of undergraduate and post-graduate units. I have been the conveners of both undergraduate and post-graduate units, which include Research Design and Scale Development at post-graduate levels since 2014. I have supervised three Masters students and one Honours student to successful completion. I am currently supervising five PhD students. I am strategic in my student supervision and always guide my students to publish peer-reviewed articles.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:             Fakir M Amirul Islam

Address:         41 Stanford Close

                        Fawkner, Vic. 3060

Phone:            Home: +61 3 9359 5562

                        Work: +61 3 9214 4494

                        Mobile: +61 3396 8084

Email:             Work: fislam@swin.edu.au; fmaislam@unimelb.edu.au

Home: amirulnarail@gmail.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2015. Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (HEd), Swinburne University

2001. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, QLD

1997. Masters in Appl. Science (Statistics), Central Queensland University, QLD

1992. Masters of Science (Statistics), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

1990. BSc (Hons) in Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

Swinburne University of Technology: 2017 – Senior Lecturer and Departmental Research Director, Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology. Swinburne University of Technology.

Swinburne University of Technology: 2014 –2016 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology. Swinburne University of Technology.

University of Melbourne: 2014 – Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology

Organisation for Rural Community Development (ORCD), Bangladesh: 2012- Founding President (Honorary)

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

University of Melbourne: 2011 – 2013 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia & Department of Ophthalmology

Deakin University: July 2010- July 2011 Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Development

University of Southern Queensland: February 2010- June 2010 Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

University of Melbourne: 2008 – 2009 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia & Department of Ophthalmology

University of Melbourne: 2005 – 2007 Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia & Department of Ophthalmology

University of Western Australia: 2003 – 2004 Research Fellow, Department of Endocrinology, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research  

National University of Singapore: 2001-2002 Research Scientist, Genome Institute of Singapore.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (www.arvo.org), USA. Member since 2006

Statistical Society of Australia Inc., Australia, since 1997

Bangladesh Statistical Association, Bangladesh, since 1993

Editorial Boards

2014-current Academic Editor of Public Library of Science (PLoS) One http://www.plosone.org/static/edboard

2013-2018: Section Editor (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) of Eye [Royal College of Ophthalmology] http://www.nature.com/eye/index.html

Acted as a peer reviewer of grants and original journal articles for:                                   

2017- NHMRC grant application (Ophthalmic Epi)

2008 – 2013     Eye

2008 – current Ophthalmic Epidemiology

2012- current  BMC Geriatrics

2012-current   IOVS

2011-currnet   BMC Ophthalmology

2013-current   BMJ Open

2012-current   BMC Public Health

2011-current  Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

2013-current   British Journal of Ophthalmology

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

International:

1998.   As per requirement of my PhD, I worked at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia for six months under. At CIAT, I studied the genetic variation of common bean germplasm and discovered the third genepool of common bean for the first time. 

1999. Beijing Academy of Science, one month training in genetic study.

2001. I did my two years post-doctoral fellowship at Genome Institute of Singapore, an affiliated institute of the National University of Singapore. I was trained in classification of microarray data consists of tumour from normal tissues using support vector machine (SVM).    

Short courses:

I have attended many short courses and have a unique skills that I am equally experienced in epidemiological and genetic studies.   A few courses are as follows

2015    Mental Health Frist Aid, Swinburne University of Technology,

21-22 March.

2013   One day workshop: Cost benefit analysis.

                2008    Three days workshop: “Genome Wide Association and Gene Mapping using a number of Genetic Software”.  Workshop was held in Gold Coast and conducted by the University of California, USA.

kills in Statistical and Genetic Software   

I possess an excellent command of advanced statistical analyses using

  • SPSS, STATA, LISREL and R, Rasch Analysis software:
  • RUMM30, Winstep.
  • Notable experience in genetic data analysis using PLINK, UNPHASED, Jlin and HaploView software

FORMAL LECTURES AND TEACHING COMMITMENTS – ONGOING:

Department of Statistics, Data Science and Epidemiology. Swinburne University of Technology.

Teaching and convenorships: Second year Epidemiology, Third year Health Statistics, post-graduate certificate: Research Design, and Masters of Applied Statistics: Scale Development. In this position I give face-to-face formal lectures and online lectures through collaborate session and recorded lectures.

University of Melbourne

Subjects: Research Design.

Department of Ophthalmology, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Eye and Ear Hospital.

Lectures to post-graduate students and Ophthalmology Advance trainees. I was awarded the teaching and learning award for this teaching. 

Deakin University

Subjects: Advanced Biostatics and Epidemiology.

Masters of Public Health, School of Health and Social Development.

Theses examined

University of Southern Queensland Ph.D and Masters 

University of New South Wales Ph.D

In total examined 5 theses.

Curriculum development:

The Swinburne University of Technology 2014-2017.

Epidemiology and Health Statistics at undergraduate level and Scale Development at Masters level.

Deakin University

Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Masters of Public Health

           

Current students:

  1. Mr Nazimuddin.  Principal supervisor

Title: “Psychological distress and quality of life in rural Bangladesh: A prospective cohort study”.  Study is being conducted with the Organisation for Rural Community Development in Bangladesh.

2. Mr Robertus Del Gunter.  Principal supervisor

Title:  Trend analysis of malaria prevalence and developing a predictive model for its associated risk factors

3. Dr Ariful Bari Choudhury (MBBS). Principal supervisor

Title: Use of mobile health in managing chronic disease in rural Bangladesh

4. Dr Mostofa Sarwar (MBBS). Principal supervisor

Title: Developing Primary Care Network for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in    Bangladesh

5. Ms Shenae Calleja.  Coordinating supervisor.

Title: Autism Spectrum disorder in Adults in Victoria. 

 

Completed supervisions

Masters of Philosophy

Mr Nazimuddin in 2010. MPhil Degree – Awarded first class honours (H1)

University of Melbourne

Dr Nicholas Freedman in 2014. Master Degree – Awarded H1

Swinburne University of Technology

Ms Moana Waerea in 2016. Master Degree – Awarded H1

Swinburne University of Technology

Honours completion

Ms Shenae Calleja in 2016, Honours Degree – Awarded H1

Swinburne University of Technology

SELECTED CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Psychological distress and quality of life in rural Bangladesh. A prospective cohort is being conducted upon 2425 adults. This is the first time we are validating the usefulness of the Kessler 10 (K10) items questionnaire for measuring psychological distress in Bangladesh. Ee are also validating the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQoL) questionnaire in rural Bangladesh for the first time.
  1. Development diabetic retinopathy screening model in rural Bangladesh.  A PhD student is working on this project. Dr Thanh Nguyen, Ophthalmologist at the University of Melbourne is an investigator on this project.  
  1. Use of mHealth in managing diabetes in rural Bangladesh.  A PhD student is working on this project.  Prof. Gavin Lambert is an investigator on this project.
  1. Vision screening in school children and treating them using a telemedicine network with a large hospital in rural Bangladesh
  1. Psychological distress and quality of life in people living in western suburbs of Victoria.  Fawkner Residence Society is a collaborator.

AWARDS

2016:     Vice-Chancellor’s 2016 Teaching Excellence Award in Higher Education for innovative teaching at post-graduate level. The innovative teaching approach included providing of echo recording lectures, blackboard collaboration, discussion board, Camtasia recording to accommodate diverse students cohort. 

2012 CERA Teaching & Training Award for the outstanding contribution to teaching post-graduate students and researchers through class room teaching at CERA and for researchers at LV Prasad Eye Institute, India through video conference

2000 Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) grant

         Fellowship

            1996     Asian Development Bank Fellowship

1989  Jahangirnagar University Scholarship for pursuing BSc (Hons) and MSc

 

COMPETITIVE GRANTS

2019: Excellence in Vision Award (XOVA). Novartis Pharma.  Title: 3-Stage care plan for treating school children with vision impairment. Islam FMA. €47,500.

2019: HPRNet. Title: Targeting the Gut Microbiome to Enhance the Health, Performance and Resilience of the Australian Warfighter. By Cook M, Belski R, Stough C, Gondalia S, Islam FMA.  $492,789

2017:   Growth SUPRA (PhD Scholarship 2017). Industry income: $56000 for 3 years.

2017:   RTPS (PhD Scholarship 2017). $81000 for 3 years. Swinburne University of Technology. Lead Investigator.

2016: German Embassy in Bangladesh. Euro 11700 as the chief investigator to study Diabetic Retinopathy in rural district Narail in Bangladesh.

2016:  RMIT University.  AU$ 10,000. 

          Title: Financial literacy amongst Australian women migrated from South East Asia. PI: Silvia Z Islam, Gauri Laud and Islam FMA.

2016:            Swinburne University of Technology and Sarawak Swinburne Malaysia.  AU$297,000 over two years.  

Title: Optimising technology to measure functional vision, mobility and service outcomes for people with low vision or blindness. PI:  Meyer D, Islam FMA, Mahmud AA, Pipingas A, Bhowmik JL, Sukunesan S, and McCarty C.

2015:  FHAD Research and Development Grant $3000 as the Principal Investigator to study Diabetic Retinopathy in collaboration with Professor Jonathan Shaw at Baker IDI, Dr Ryo Kawasaki at Yamagata University, Japan and my departmental colleague A/Professor Christine Critchley.   

            FHAD Research and Development Grant $3000 as the Principal Investigator to study Psychological distress, and quality of life in Elderly in a rural district in Bangladesh in collaboration with Dr Jason Skues and A/Professor Sunil Bhar  

2014:   Swinburne University of Technology: Starter Grant: AU$10,000

Project title: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Diabetes, it’s risk factors and management. An intervention program in a rural area in Bangladesh. 

2013   German Ophthalmology Society: Euro 5000.

Project:  Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in a Rural area in Bangladesh: Investigators:  Islam FMA & Finger R.

2009    University of Melbourne Early Career Grant 2008: AS$40,000 

Project Title:Statistical Modelling of Inter-related Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Chief Investigator: Islam FMA.

2009    National Heart Foundation Grant 2008: A$130,000.

                        Project title: Retinal Vascular Structure and Function as Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction and Predictors of Cardiovascular Outcomes. Chief Investigators: Omar Farougue O, Nguyen TN, Cheung N, Islam FMA

PUBLICATIONS

Scopus Author ID: 35446440500 (Islam, F.M.A.);
orcid.org/0000-0003-3897-3302

Number of Citation: Scopus citation: 4214 and h-index = 39 (scopus, June 2019). 

Google scholar citations: >10,000.

Categories of publications:

Quintile 1:  66%

Quintile 2: 17%

Quintile 3: 17%

*None is in quintile 4 category or below

Peer reviewed journal articles and official documents

  1. Uddin N. Islam FMA. 2019. Awareness, knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding mental health disorders in the general population in a rural district in Bangladesh. BMC Health Service Research (in press).  
  2. Islam, FMA. Psychological distress and its association with socio-demographic factors in a rural district in Bangladesh: A cross- sectional study. PLOS One. 2019. 10.1371/journal.pone.0212765.
  3. Calleja S, Islam FMA, Kingsley J, McDonald R. The disparities of healthcare access for adults with autism spectrum disorder: Protocol for a systematic review. 2019, 28 (7).  p e14480
  4. Zhao M, Gillani AH, Islam FMA et al. Factors Associated with Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Common Eye Diseases in General Population: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study from Pakistan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(9), 1568; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16091568
  5. Uddin N. Islam FMA. Psychometric evaluation of an interview-administered version of the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire for use in a cross-sectional study of a rural district in Bangladesh: an application of Rasch analysis. BMC Health Service Research. 2019. 19(1).
  6. Koshy A, Ha FJ, Gow PJ, Han HC, Islam FMA, Lim HS, The A, Farouque, O. Computed tomographic coronary angiography in risk stratification prior to non-cardiac surgery. Heart. 2019;0:1–8. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314649
  7. Islam FMA, Kawasaki R, Finger RP. Factors associated with participation in a diabetic retinopathy screening program in a rural district in Bangladesh. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2018. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2018.08.012.
  8. Uddin N. Islam FMA and Mahmud AA. Psychometric evaluation of an interview-administered version of the Kessler 10-item questionnaire (K10) for measuring psychological distress in rural Bangladesh. BMJ Open. 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/444034.
  • 9.     Gillani AH, Islam FMA, Hayat K, Atif  N, Yang C, Chang J, Qu Z, Fang Y. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Diabetes in the General Population: A Cross-Sectional Study from Pakistan.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018. (in print).
  1. Meyer D, Bhowmik J, Islam FMA and Deverell L. Validation of an Orientation and Mobility Measure for People with Low Vision and Blindness: A Pilot Study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2018. TIDS-01-2018-051.
  2. Islam FMA Bhowmik JL, Islam SZ, Renzaho AMN, Hiller JE. 2016. Factors Associated with Disability in Rural Bangladesh: Bangladesh Population-based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES). PLOS One. December 9, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165625
  3. Wickremasinghe SS, Janakan V, Sukhpal SS, Islam FMA, Abedi F, and Guymer RH. Implication of Recurrent or Retained Fluid on OCT for Visual Acuity During Active Treatment of Neovascular AMD with a Treat and Extend Protocol. Retina. 2016. 36(7): 1331-9.
  4. Islam FMA Chakrabarti R, Islam MT, Wahab M. Finger RP, Shaw J. Pre-diabetes, Undiagnosed and known Diabetes and their risk factors in a Rural area in Bangladesh. J Diabetes. 2015 Apr 7. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12294.
  5. Deverell L, Meyer D, Lau BT, Mahmud AA, Sukunesan S, Bhowmik J, Chai A, McCarthy C, Zheng P, Pipingas A, Islam FMA. 2017. Optimising technology to measure of functional vision during Orientation and Mobility assessment:  Rationale and protocol of a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 21;7(12):e018140. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018140.
  6. Uddin N.,Bhar S.Mahmud AA, FMA Islam. 2017. Psychological distress and quality of life in a rural district in Bangladesh: Methodology of the study. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 1;7(9):e016745. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016745.
  7. Shah M, Noor A , Chakrabarti R, Ormsby GM, Islam FMA, Xie J, Harper CA, Keeffe JE. 2017. Perceptions and Attitudes of Eye Care Workers and Health Administrators Regarding Task Sharing in Screening and Detection for Management of Diabetic Retinopathy in Pakistan. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2017 Oct 4:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09286586.2017.1381273.
  8. Shah M, Noor A , Chakrabarti R, Ormsby GM, Islam FMA, Xie J, Harper CA, Keeffe JE. 2017. Situation Analysis of the Roles of the Eye Care Workforce for Management of Diabetic Retinopathy in Cambodia. International Journal of Ophthalmology (accepted).  
  9. Chakrabarti R, Finger RP, Islam MT, Lamoureux E, Wahab M, Islam FMA 2015. Methodology of the Bangladesh Population-based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES) conducted in a rural area in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2015. 14 (4): 367-375.
  10. Sahebjada S, Islam FMA, Wickremasinghe SS and Baird PN. 2015. Comparison of macular parameters among keratoconic, myopic and non-myopic individuals using Optical Coherence Tomography. Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/245953.
  11. Perera C. Chakrabarti R, Islam FMA, Crowstone J. The Eye Phone Study (EPS): Reliability and accuracy of assessing Snellen visual acuity using smart-phone technology. Eye. 2015 9(7):888-94.
  12. Islam FMA Bhuyan A, Chakrabarti R., Rahman A, Hiller J. Undiagnosed Hypertension and its risk factors in a Rural district in Bangladesh.  Journal of Human Hypertension. 2015. 1–8. doi:10.1038/jhh.2015.65. 
  13. Robman LD, Islam FMA, Chong E. Adams MKM, Simpson JA, Aung KZ, Makeyeva GA, Hopper JL, English DR, Giles GG, Baird PN, Guymer RH.  Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Australians of Northern and Southern European origin.  Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2015; 22(2): 75–84.
  14. Chong E. Islam FMA, Aung KZ, Makeyeva GA, Hopper JL,   English DR, Giles GG, Baird PN, Robman LD, Guymer RH. 2014.  Age-related Macular Degeneration phenotypes associated with exclusively homozygous risk variety in CFH and HTRA genes.  RETINA 2015 35:989–998.
  15. Islam FMA, Chakrabarti R, Islam SZ, Finger RP, Critchley C. 2015. Factors associated with awareness, attitudes and practices regarding common eye diseases in rural Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Population- based Diabetes and Eye Study (BPDES). PLoS One. 10(7): e0133043. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133043.   
  16. Islam FMA. 2016.  Accuracy for grading Diabetic Retinopathy: Retinal photo graders from a developing country and standard grader in Australia.  PLOS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0179310 
  17. Shah M, Noor A , Chakrabarti R, Ormsby GM, Islam FMA, Xie J, Harper CA, Keeffe JE. 2016. Perceptions and Attitudes of Eye Care Workers and Health Administrators Regarding Task Sharing in Screening and Detection for Management of Diabetic Retinopathy in Pakistan. Ophthalmic Epidemiology (accepted).
  18. Islam FMA, Chakrabarti R, Islam MT, Ormsby G, Parvez R Wahab M, Critchley C* and Finger RP*. Knowledge of Diabetics in a Rural Community in Bangladesh. PLoS One. 2014: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110368.
  19. Islam FMA, Chong EW, Hodge AM, Guymer RH. Hopper JL,  English DR, Giles GG, Baird PN, Robman LD,2014.  Dietary Patterns and their associations with Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, Ophthalmology.2014: 121(7):1428-1434.
  20. Marella M , Busija L,  Islam FMA, Devine A, Fotis K,  Baker S, Srunt B, Edmonds T, Huq NL, Cama A,  Keeffe J. (2014). Field-testing of the Rapid Assessment of Disability 1 Questionnaire.  BMC Public Health.2014 Sep 1; 14:900.
  21. Wittig-Silva C, Chan E, Islam FMA, Wu T, Whiting M, Snibson G. 2014. Three year results in a randomised, controlled trial of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus. Ophthalmology, 2014 Jan 4: S0161-6420(13)
  22. Wickremasinghe SS, Sukhpal SS, Islam FMA, Chauhan DS, Richardson AJ, Baird PN and Guymer RH. 2014. Polymorphisms of APOE Gene and the Qualitative OCT Appearance in Eyes with Neovascular AMD. Retina. 34(12):2367-75.
  23. Baker ML, Painter G, Hewitt AW,  Islam FMA, LeMesurier R, Szetu J,  Qalo M and  Keeffe JE. 2014. Ocular Trauma in the Solomon Islands.  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;42(5):440-6.
  24. Abedi F, Wickremasinghe S, Richardson AJ,Islam FMA, Guymer R and Baird PN. 2014.  Genetic influences on the outcome of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology, 120(8):1641-8.
  25. Abedi F, Wickremasinghe S, Islam FMA, Inglis KM and Guymer R.  2014. Anti-VGEF treatment in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration: A Treat-and-Extend Protocol Over 2 Years. Retina 34(8):1531-8.
  26. Galbally M, Lewis AJ, McEgan K, Scalzo K and Islam FMA. Breast Feeding and Infant Sleep: A population based cohort study. Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health 2013:49: E147-E152.
  27.  Egger G, Swinburne B and Islam FMA. Economic growth and obesity: A dynamic relationship with implications. Economics and Human Biology 2012. 10(2):147-153.
  28. Fagan XJ, Jhanji V, Constantinou M, Islam FMA, Taylor HR, Vajpayee RB. First contact diagnosis and management of contact lens-related complications.  2012: 32: 321-327.
  29. Kawasaki R, Wang JJ, Islam FMA, Rochtchina E, Aung T, Saw SM, Mitchell P and Wong TY. Is bilateral age-related macular degeneration less common in Asians than Caucasians? Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2011. 18 (6):253-258.
  30. Ojaimi E, Nguyen TT, Klein R, Islam FMA,  Cotch MF, Klein BEK, Wang JJ and Wong TY. Retinopathy Signs in People without Diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Ophthalmology. 2011. 118(4):656-62.
  31.  NG CH, Cheung N,Wang JJ,  Islam FMA,  Klein R,  Cotch MF, Klein BEK,  and Wong TY. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Epiretinal Membrane in a MultiEthnic Population. Ophthalmology. 2011. 118(4):694-9.
  32.  Connell PP, O’Neill EC,  Islam FMA, Buttery  R,  McCoomb M, Essex R, Roufail E, Lash S, Wolffe B, Clark B, Chiu D, Campbell W,  Allen P. Fungal Endogenous Endopthalmitis associated with intravenous drug abuse; 10-year experience at a tertiary referral centre. Eye. 2011. 25 (1): 66-72.
  33. Ikram MK*, (42 authors) Islam FMA, McAuley AK, Boerwinkle E, Tai ES**, Gudnason V**, Siscovick D**, Vingerling JR**, Wong TY**. Four novel Loci (19q13 6q24 12q24 and 5q14) influence the microcirculation in vivo. PLoS Genetics. 2010. 28;6(10): e1001184. [cited: 14] [** indicates joint last authors]
  34. Abdullah SMA, Islam MT, Islam SZ. Hossain MD, Latif SA, Islam FMA. “Analysis of arsenic concentrations and correlation in water, soil and aurum by neutron activation analysis technique: A case study in Bagerhat. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 2010. 85(3):301-6.
  35.     Szental JA, Baird PN[1], Richardson AJ, IslamFMA, Scholl H,  Issa P,  Holz F,  Gillies M, Guymer RH.  Are Glutathione S-Transferase Pi isoform (GSTP1) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia? International Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010. 30 (6):645-50.
  36. Kawasaki R, Cheung N, Mosley T, Islam FMA, Sharrett AR, Klein R, Coker LH, Knopman DS, Shibata DK, Catellier D, Wong TY. Retinal Microvascular signs and 10-Year Risk of Cerebral Atrophy: The ARIC Study. Stroke.2010.  41(8):1826-8.
  37. Yau J, Kawasaki R, IslamFMA, Jenkins A, Wang JJ and Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Fractals in Persons with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes: The Australian Diabetes Obesity and Lifestyle (Ausdiab) Study. Diabetologia. 2010. 53(9):2042-5.
  38. Gillies MC, Islam FMA,  Larsson J, Sirichai  S, Gaston  C, Zhu M and Wong TY. Triamcinolone-induced cataract in eyes with diabetic macular oedema: 3-year prospective data from a randomized clinical trial.  Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 2010 38(6):605-12.
  39. Nguyen TT, Islam FMA, Farouque HMO, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF and Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber and Brachial Flow-mediated Dilation:  The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Stroke. 2010 41(7):1343-8.
  40. Dirani M, Couper T, Yau J, Ang EK, IslamFMA, Snibson G, Vajpayee R and Baird PN. Long Term Refractive Outcomes of Excimer Laser on Myopia: The Stability in Excimer Laser Surgery (SELS) Study. J Cataract Refract Surg.2010, 36(10):1709-17.
  41. Kawasaki R, Cheung N, Islam FMA, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF,  Sharrett AR, O’Leary D,  Wong TY.  Is diabetic retinopathy related to subclinical cardiovascular disease? The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ophthalmology. 118 (5): 860-5.
  42. Connell PP, O’Neill EC,  Islam FMA, Buttery  R,  McCoomb M, Essex R, Roufail E, Lash S, Wolffe B, Clark B, Chiu D, Campbell W, Allen P. Endogenous Endopthalmitis associated with intravenous drug abuse.7-year experience at a tertiary referral centre.Retina.2010. 30(10):1721-5.
  43. Richardson AJ Islam FMA, Guymer R, Baird PN. An intergenic region between the tagSNP rs3793917 and rs11200638 in the HTRA1 gene indicates association with age-related macular degeneration. IOVS. 2010: 10.1167. [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology]. [cited: 0]
  44. Nguyen NN, Wong TY, Islam FMA, Hubbard LD, Miller J, Haroon E, Darwin D, Kumar A. Retinal Vascular Caliber and Depression in Type 2 Diabetes. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2010. 72(6):535-8.
  45. Cheung N, Mosley T, Islam FMA, Kawasaki R, Sharrett AR, Klein R, Coker LH, Knopman DS, Shibata DK, Catellier D, Wong TY.Retinal Microvascular Abnormalities and Risk of MRI Brain Infarct. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Brain.2010. 133(Pt 7):1987-93. [cited: 9]
  46. Richardson AJ Islam FMA, Guymer R and Baird PN (2008). Rare variants in the complement component 2 (C2) and Factor B (BF) genes in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). IOVS. 2009: 50(2):540-3. [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  47. Islam FMA, Nguyen TT, Wang JJ, Tai ES, Shankar A, Saw SM,  Aung T, Lim SC, Mitchell P and Wong TY (2008) . The Relationship of Retinal Vascular Caliber with Diabetes and Retinopathy:  The Singapore Malay Eye Study (SiMES). EYE. 2009: 23(8):1719-24. [IF 2.294].
  48.  NG CH, Wang JJ, Mitchell P, Islam FMA Wong TY. Prevalence and Characteristics of Choroidal Nevi in an Asian compared to a White Population.  Archives of Ophthalmology.2009:27(3):314-319.[IF 2.984]
  49. Kreis AJ, Wang JJ, Islam FMA, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF,  Jenkins AJ,  Shea S, and Wong TY (2008). Association between Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Defined Lipid Subclass and Diabetic Retinopathy:The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes and Vascular Research.2009:6(1):40-2.
  50. Sun C, Wang JJ, Islam FMA, Heckbert SR, Kelin R, Siscovick DS, Klein BEK and Wong TY. Hypertension genes and retinal vascular calibre: the Cardiovascular Health Study.  Human Hypertension. 2009: Jan 15.
  51. Veerappan S, Pertile KK, Islam FMA, Dirani M, Schache M, Chen CY, Mitchell P and Baird PN (2010). Role of the hepatocyte growth factor gene in refractive error. Ophthalmology. 117(2):239-245. [IF 4.62, Ranked 9 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  52. Redden  RJ, Basford KE, Kroonenberg PM, Islam FMA, Ellis R, Wang S, Cao

Y, Zong X, and Wang X. Variation in Adzuki Bean (Vigna angularis) Germplasm Grown in China. Crop Science 2009:49:771-82.

  • Veerappan S, Pertile KK, Islam FMA, Schache M, Chen CY, Mitchell P, Dirani M and Baird PN. The retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) gene is not associated with myopia, hypermetropia, and ocular biometric measures. 2009 17;15: 1390-7.
  • Kawasaki R, Cheung N, Wang JJ, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF, Sharrett AR,  Islam FMA, Wong TY. Retinal microvascular signs and incidence/regression of hypertension: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Hypertensio 2009: 27(12):2386-93.
  • Lim SW, Cheung N, Wang JJ, Donaghue KC, Liew G, Islam FMA, Jenkins AJ and  Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Fractal Dimension and Risk of Early Diabetic Retinopathy: A Prospective Study of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care.2009: 32(11):2081-3. [cited: 1]
  • Ueland T, Wilson SG, Islam FMA, B Mullin, A Devine, J Bollerslev, K Zhu, RL Prince A cohort study of the effects of serum osteoprotegerin and osteoprotegerin gene polymorphisms on cardiovascular mortality in elderly women. Clinical Epidemiology. 2009. 71 (6): 828-833.

[cited: 1]

  • Nguyen TT, Alibrahim E, Islam FMA,  Wang JJ, Klein R, Klein BEK,  Cotch MF, Folsom AR, Sharrett AR, Shea S, Wong TY. Diabetic Retinopathy and Serum Markers of Inflammation, Endothelial Dysfunction and Hemostasis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Diabetes Care, 2009, 32(9):1704-9.
  • Dirani M, IslamFMA, Baird PN. The role of birth weight in myopia–the genes in myopia twin study. Ophthalmic Research. 2009: 41(3):154-9 [IF 1.64, Ranked 18 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Nguyen TT, Wong TYIslam FMA,  Hubbard L,  Miller J, Haroon E, Darwin C, Essar B and Kumar A. Is depression associated with microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes? Depression and Anxiety. 2008;25(11): [IF 1.893]
  • Cheung N, Islam FMA,  Klein R,  Klein BEK, Wong TY . Plasma sphingomyelin is not associated with microvascular changes in the retina. Microvascular Research. 2008: 75 (1):[IF 2.5, Ranked 22 of 52 in Peripheral Vascular Disease]
  • Wong TY,  Cheung N, Islam FMA,  Klein R,  Criqui MH, Cotch MF, Carr JJ, Klein BEK, Sharrett AR . The Relationship of Retinopathy to Coronary Artery Calcification: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  American Journal of Epidemiology. 2008:167:51-8.
  • Pertile KK, Schache M, Islam FMA, Chen CYC, Dirani M and Baird PN. Exclusion of TGIF as a candidate gene for myopia and its ocular determinants in an Australian cohort. IOVS. 2008:49:49-54.
  • Sherwin JC, Islam FMA, Keeffe JE and Mathenge W. The epidemiology of presbyopia and spectacle use in the elderly Kenyan population. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 2008.
  • Cheung N, Huynh S, Wang JJ, Taylor B, Islam FMA, Saw SM, Wong TY and  Mitchell P.Relationships of Retinal Vessel Diameters with Optic Disc, Macular and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Parameters in 6-year old Children. IOVS.2008: 49(6):2403-8. [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Dirani M, IslamFMA, Baird PN. Body Stature and Myopia : The Genes in Myopia (GEM) Twin Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2008:15(3):135-9.2008: 
  • Dirani M, Islam FMA, Shekar SN & Baird P. 2008. Dominant genetic effects on corneal astigmatism: the genes in myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 49 (4): 1339-1344.  
  • Cheung N, Klein R, Wong JJ,   Cotch MF, Islam FMA, Klein BEK, Cushman M and Wong TY. Traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors for retinal vein occlusion: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis. IOVS.2008: [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Tan AG, Mitchell P,  Burlutsky G, Rochtchina E, Kanthan G, Islam FMA and Wang JJ. Retinal vessel caliber and the long-term incidence of age-related cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study. Ophthalmology. [IF 4.62, Ranked 9 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Cheung N, Lim L, Wang JJ, Islam FMA, Mitchell P, Saw SM, Aung T and Wong TY.Prevalence and Risk Factors of Retinal Arteriolar Emboli in an Asian Population. AJO. 2008: 146(4):620-4. 
  • Lim L, Cheung N, Wang JJ, Islam FMA, Mitchell P, Saw SM, Aung T and Wong TY (2008).Prevalence and Risk Factors of Vein Occlusion in an Asian Population. BJO.2008: 92(10):1316-9.
  • Cheung N, Sharrett AR, Klein R,  Macura K, Islam FMA,  Cotch MF, Klein BEK, Criqui MH, Wong TY. Aortic Distensibility and Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing:The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Hypertension. 2007: 50(4): 617-22.  
  • Cheung N, Tikellis G, Saw SM, Islam FMA, Mitchell P, Wang JJ and Wong TY. Relationship of Axial Length and Retinal Vascular Caliber in Children.  American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007: 144(5):658-62.
  • Cheung N, Islam FMA, Jacobs D,  Sharrett AR,  Klein R,  Polak JF, Cotch MF, Klein BEK, Ouyang P and Wong TY. The Relationships of Small and Large Artery Compliance with Retinal Vascular Caliber: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.  Annals of Neurology. 2007: 62(6):618-24 (IF 9.1, Ranked 2 of 147 in Clinical Neurology]
  • Mullin BH, Prince   RL, Dick IM, Islam FMA, Hart DJ, Spector TD, Devine D, Dudbridge F, Wilson SG, Bone structural effects of variation in the TNFRSF1B gene encoding the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2.  Osteoporosis International. 2008: 19(7):961-8. [IF 3.718, Ranked 27 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  • Prince   RL, Dick IM, Mullin BH, Islam FMA, Hart DJ, Spector TD, Wilson SG. Bone structural effects of variation in the TNFRSF1B gene. Bone 2007: 40 (6):288-9.
  • Richardson AJ Islam FMA, Guymer R, Melinda Cain RN, and Baird PN. SNP Tagging Analysis Of The VEGF Gene In Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Molecular Vision. 2007:13:2148-2152.  
  • Nguyen TT, Wang JJ,  Sharrett AR,  Islam FMA, Klein R,  Klein BEK, Cotch MF and Wong TY. The Relationship of Retinal Vascular Caliber with Diabetes and Retinopathy: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes Care. 2007:1.
  • Nguyen TT, Wang JJ,  Islam FMA, MitchellP, Zimmet PJ, Simpson R, Shaw J and  Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber and Risk of Diabetes:The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) Study. Diabetics.2007:17.
  • Gillies MC, Islam FMA, Zhu M, Larsson J, Wong TY. Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injections for Refractory Diabetic Macular Oedema. British Journal of Ophthalmology.  2007:91(10):1323-6.  
  • Cheung N, Bluemke DA, Klein R,   Sharrett AR,  Islam FMA, Cotch MF, Klein BEK, Criqui MH, Carr JJ, Wong TY. Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing and Left Ventricular Remodeling: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Journalof the American College ofCardiology. 2007: 50(1):48-55.  
  • Nguyen TT, Wong TY,  Islam FMA,  Hubbard L,  Miller J, Haroon E, Darwin C, Kumar A. Is Depression associated with microvascular disease in patients with type 2 Diabetes. Depression & Anxiety.2008: 25(11).
  • Wong TY,  Klein R,  Islam FMA, Cotch MF, Couper DJ,  Klein BEK, Hubbard LD,  Sharrett AR. The 3 year Incidence and Cumulative Prevalence of Retinopathy: The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007: 143(6):970-6.  
  • de Haseth K, Cheung N,  Saw SM, Islam FMA, Mitchell P and Wong TY (2006). Influence of Intraocular Pressure on Retinal Vascular Caliber Measurements in Children.  American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007: 143(6):1040-2.
  • Mitchell P, Cheung N, Haseth K de, Taylor B,  Rochtchina E, Islam FMA, Wang JJ, Saw SM Wong TY.  Blood Pressure and Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing in Children. Hypertension. 2007:49:1-7.
  • Cheung N, FMA Islam, Saw SM, Shankar A, Haseth K de, Mitchell P, Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber in Young Children: Associations with Ethnicity, Gender, and Birth Parameters.IOVS. 2007:48(3):1018-24.
  • Garoufalis P,  Chen CYC, Islam FMA, Dirani M, Couper, TA, Taylor, HR and Baird, PN. Accuracy and implications of a reported family history of myopia: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study. Optometry and Vision Science. 2007:84(6).
  • Bhartiya P, Daniell M, ConstantinouM, IslamFMA and TaylorHR.  Fungal Keratitis in Melbourne. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2007:35 (2):124-30 [IF 1.247, Ranked 25 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Ueland T, Bollerslev J, Wilson SG, Dick IM, Islam FMA, Mullin BH, Devine A, Prince RL. No associations between OPG gene polymorphisms or serum levels and measures of osteoporosis in elderly Australian women.  BONE. 2007:40(1):175-81 [IF 3.829, Ranked 23 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Chen CY, Keeffe JE, GaroufalisP, Islam FMA, Dirani M, Couper TA and Baird PN. Impact of modes of myopia correction on vision related quality of life. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2007. 23(8):752-9 [IF 2.079, Ranked 13 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Baird PN, Richardson AJ, Islam  FMA, Lim L, Guymer R. Analysis of the RDS/Peripherin  gene in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2007:35(2):194-5 [IF 1.247, Ranked 25 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Cheung N, Liao D, Islam FMA, Klein R, Wang JJ and Wong TY. Is Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration related to Carotid Artery Stiffness? The Atherosclerosis and Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.  British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007:91:430-3 [IF 2.5, Ranked 9 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Cheung N, Saw SM, Islam FMA, Rogers SL, Shankar A, Haseth K de, Mitchell P, Wong TY. Body Mass Index and Retinal Vascular Caliber in Children. OBESITY. 2007:15(1):209-15. [IF 3.5, Rank 30 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Wong TY,  Islam FMA, Klein R,  Klein BEK,  Cotch MF, Castro C, Sharrett AR, Shahar E. Retinal Vascular Caliber, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Biomarkers of Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). IOVS. 2006:47(6):2341-50 [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Baird PN, Islam  FMA, Richardson, AJ, Melinda Cain RN, Nicola Hunt, Guymer R. Analysis of the Y402H variant of the complement factor H (CFH) gene in age related   macular degeneration (AMD). IOVS.  2006:47(10):4194-8 [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Dirani, M. Chamberlain M, Shekar SN, Islam FMA, Garoufalis P, Chen CY, Guymer RH, Baird PN. Heritability of Refractive Error and Ocular
    Biometrics. The Genes in Myopia (GEM) Twin Study. IOVS. 2006:47(11):4756-61 [IF 3.8, Ranked 3 of 45 in Ophthalmology].
  • Ueland T, Dick IM, Wilson SG, Islam FMA, Mullin BH, Devine A, Bollerslev J, Prince RL. A cohort study of the effects of serum OPG and OPG gene polymorphisms on the development of coronary artery disease in elderly women.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2006:21: S280 [IF 6.635, Ranked 8 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Islam FMA, Basford KE, Redden RJ, and Beebe S. Preliminary evaluation of the common bean core collection at CIAT.  Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter. 2006:145:29-37. [IF 0.569, Ranked 34  of 45 in Agronomy]
  • Rakic V, Davis TME, Davis WA, Islam FMA and Prince RL. Bone Mineral Density In Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study. Diabetologia.2006: 49: 863-871[IF 5.247, Ranked 12 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism]
  • Wong TY,  Klein R,  Islam FMA, Cotch MF, Folsom AR, Klein BEK,  Sharrett AR, Shea S. Diabetic Retinopathy In A Multi-Ethnic Cohort in the United States. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2006:141 (3): 446-455 [IF 2.468, Ranked 9 of 45 in Ophthalmology.
  • Bollerslev J, Wilson SG, Dick IM, Islam FMA, Ueland T, Devine A and Prince RL. LRP 5 Gene Polymorphisms Predict Bone Mass and Incident Fractures in Elderly Australian Women. Bone. 2005:36(4):599-606 [IF 3.829, Ranked 23 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Devine A, Dick I, Islam FMA, Dhaliwal S and Prince, RL. Effects of Protein on Bone Mineral Density   and Quantitative Ultrasound. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005:81(6):1423-8 [IF 6.562, Ranked 3 of 55 in Nutrition and Dietetics].
  • Ramesh Babu L, Wilson SG , Dick IM, Islam FMA, Devine A and Prince RL. Bone mass effects of a BMP4 gene polymorphism in postmenopausal women. Bone. 2005:36(3):555-61 [IF 3.829, Ranked 23 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Mullin BH, Wilson SG, Islam FMA, Calautti M, Dick IM, Devine A and Prince RL . Klotho Gene Polymorphisms Not Significantly Associated With Bone Density of Aged Postmenopausal Women. Calcified Tissue International.  2005:77(3):145-51[IF 2.483, Ranked 46 of 93 in Endocrinology and Metabolism].
  • Nam SW, Park JY, Ramasamy A, Shevade S, Islam FMA, Long PM, Park CK, Park SE, Kim SY, Lee SH, Park WS, Yoo NJ, Liu ET, Miller LD, Lee JY. Molecular changes from dysplastic nodule to hepatocellular carcinoma through gene expression profiling. Hepatology. 2005:42(4):809-18 [IF 10.446, Ranked 2 of 48 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology].
  • Neo SY, Leow CK, Vega VB, Long PM, Islam FMA, Lai PB, Liu ET, Ren EC.Identification of discriminators of hepatoma by gene expression profiling using a minimal dataset approach. Hepatology. 2004:39(4):944-53 [IF 10.446, Ranked 2 of 48 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology].
  • Islam FMA, Beebe S, Munoz M, Tohme J and Basford KE. Assessment of the   effect of introgression on quantitative attributes of common bean in the Andean gene pool using molecular markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 2004:108:243-252.
  • Islam FMA, Beebe S, Renjifo J and Basford KE.  Relationship between seed coat polyphenolics (tannins) and disease resistance in common bean.  Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.  2003:58:285-297 [IF 0.60, Ranked 105 of 147 in Plant Science].
  • Islam FMA, Basford KE, Jara C, Redden RJ and Beebe S.  Seed composition and disease resistance differences among gene pools in cultivated common bean. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 2002:49: 285-293.
  • Islam FMA, Basford KE, Redden RJ, Gonzalez AV, Kroonenberg PM and Beebe S. Genetic variability in cultivated common bean beyond the two major gene pools.  Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 2002:49: 271-283.
  • Shumin W, Jiapeng H, Yongsheng C, Redden RJ, Lawrence PL and Islam FMA.    The comprehensive evaluation and preliminary study on genetic diversity of partial Chinese adzuki germplasm.   Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 2001:2(1): 6-11.
  • Shumin, W, Yongsheng C, Jiapeng H, Redden RJ and Islam FMA.  Establishment of the core collection of adzuki bean and preliminary study on diversity in China.  Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 2001: 2(1):1-5.
  • Islam FMA, Basford KE, Redden RJ and Beebe S. Patterns of resistance to angular leaf spot, anthracnose and common bacterial blight in common bean germplasm. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 2002:42:481-490..
  • Islam FMA, Wasimi SA and Wood GR.  The Macro-Scale Influence of Climate on Crop Production in the Fitzroy Catchment of Central Queensland. The Australian Journal of Agricultural Research.  1999: 50(4): 529-536.
  • Islam FMA, Wasimi SW and Wood GR. The effect of climate on crop growth in Central Queensland,” Agricultural Engineering Australia. Journal of the Society for Engineering in Agriculture, IEAust. 1997:26 (1): 7-14.
  • Islam FMA and Kabir M. Demographic Impacts of Rural Electrification. The Journal of Statistical Studies, Jahangirnagar University. 1993:13.

Book/Book chapters

Das JCS and Islam FMA. Introduction to Statistics. Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh, 1995:304 pages: Writing 40% and instructional design for open learning materials 100%.

Monographs: PhD thesis at The University of Queensland and Masters of Applied Science (Statistics) thesis at Central Queensland University.

Cited Scientific Abstracts

  1. Wong TY, Klein R, Islam FMA, Cotch MF, Klein BEK. Diabetic retinopathy in a multi-ethnic cohort in the United States. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2005; 33 Supplement 1:A41.
  2. Nguyen NN, Wong TY, Islam FMA, Hubbard LD, Miller J, Haroon E, Darwin D, Kumar A. Retinal Vascular Caliber and Depression in Type 2 Diabetes Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2006; 47: 933. 
  3. Zhu M, Gillies MC, Islam FMA, Larsson J, Wong TY. Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injections for Refractory Diabetic Macular Oedema. AOVSM 2006; 48: 1415. 
  4. Islam FMA, Klein R, Klein BE, Cotch MF, Castro C, Sharrett AR, Shahar E, Wong TY.Retinal Vascular Caliber, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Inflammation:: The Multi–Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2006; 47: 934. 
  5. Dirani M, Garoufalis P, Chen CY, Islam FMA, Chamberlain M, Guymer RH, Baird PN. Identifying the genetic components to myopia – A classical twin study. Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science 47:5823, 2006.
  6. Cheung N, Tikellis G, Saw SM,Islam FMA, Mitchell P, Wang JJ, Wong TY. The relationship of retinal vascular caliber to refractive errors and ocular biometry in young children. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology (Asia-ARVO abstract) 9(supp 1):68, abstract 56, 2007
  7. de Haseth KB, Cheung N, Islam FMA, Saw SM, Mitchell P, Wong TY. Is retinal vascular caliber related to intraocular pressure in children? Asian Journal of Ophthalmology (Asia-ARVO abstract) 9(supp 1):190, abstract 520-B161, 2007
  8. Gillies MC, Islam FMA, Zhu M, Larsson J, Wong TY. Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injections for Refractory Diabetic Macular Oedema. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2007; 48: 1415. 
  9. Nguyen TT, Wang JJ,  Islam FMA, MitchellP, Tapp RJ, Zimmet PZ, Simpson R, Shaw J and  Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber and incident diabetes. The Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2008; 49:1165. 
  10. Cheung N, Klein R, Wang JJ, Cotch MR, Islam FMA, Klein B, Cushman M. Prevalence and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (WOC 2008 abstract), 36(Supp 1):A54, 2008.
  11. Baird PN, Chen CY, Couper T, Taylor HR, Islam FMA, Garoufalis P. (2005) Sibling & parental analysis of high and moderate Myopia in the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  45(4): ARVO E-abstract 3815.
  12. Chen CY, Garoufalis P, Islam FMA, Couper T, Dirani M, Keeffe JE, Baird PN. An evaluation of impact modes of myopia correction on vision-related quality of life. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 33:(s1) A67, 2005.
  13. Garoufalis P, Islam FMA, Chen CY, Dirani M, Taylor HR, Baird PN. Accuracy of reported family history of myopia: Genes in Myopia (GEM) study, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 33:(s1) A61, 2005.

Scientific Presentations

  1. Islam FMA, Critchley C. Asma L, Wahab M, Finger RP. Diabetic retinopathy in a population based and a hospital based sample in a rural district Narail in Bangladesh. World Diabetes Conference, December 4-8, 2017.  Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi.
  2. Hossen A, Zaman M, Chakrabarti R, Kawasaki R, Critchley C, ShawJ, Finger R, Islam FMA.  World Diabetes Congress, November 30-December 4, 2015.  Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada. http://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/events/world-diabetes-congress-2015 (poster discussion).
  3. Islam FMA, Chakrabarti Rand Critchley C. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of common Eye Diseases in a Rural district in Bangladesh. Asia ARVO, February 16-19, 2015.  Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohoma, Japan. Http://ARVO.org/Asia-ARVO. (oral presentation).
  4. Islam F.M.A., Chakrabarti R.,Islam T., Finger R.P., Wahab M., Development of a Risk Assessment Tool for Undiagnosed Diabetes for Rural People in Bangladesh. World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne, 2-6th December, 2013.
  5. Islam F.M.A., Chakrabarti R.,Islam T., Finger R.P., Wahab M., Undiagnosed Diabetes in a Rural Community in Bangladesh: The Diabetes Risk in a Rural Community (DRIRC) Study. World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne, 2-6th December, 2013.
  6. Islam F.M.A., Chakrabarti R.,Islam T., Orsmby G.M., Wahab M., Knowledge related to diabetes mellitus in a rural community in Bangladesh. The Diabetes Risk in a Rural Community (DRIRC) Study. World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne, 2-6th December, 2013.
  7. Islam FMA, Chong EW, Hodge AM, Guymer RH, Aung KZ, Makeyeva GA, Hopper JH, English DR, Giles GG, Baird PN and Robman LD (2013). Data-Driven Pattern Analysis of Dietary Items in Relation to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). May 5-9, 2013, Seattle, USA (oral).
  • 145.    Islam FMA, Guymer RH, Hodge AM, Aung KZ, Makeyeva GA and Robman LD (2012). Dietary Patterns defined with Principal Component Analysis in relation to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Congress, November 2012. November 22-28, 2012, Melbourne, Australia (oral).
  1. Islam FMA, Redden RJ, Basford KE, Wang S and Yangsheng C.  Adzuki bean core germplasm analysis for quantitative traits. In ‘Plant Breeding for the 11th Millennium’, Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference, Perth, W.A., 15-20 September 2002, 513-515.  (Australasian Plant Breeding Association Inc.)
  2. Islam FMA, Basford K E, Redden R., Gonzalez, A. V. and Beebe, S. (1999). Evidence for more than two gene pools in the origin of cultivated common bean. In: Biometrics 99, Program and Abstracts. Biometrics 99, Hobart, Australia, (46-47). 12-16 December 1999.
  3. Islam FMA, RichardsonAJ, Guymer RH, Melinda Cain RN,Hunt N and Baird  PN. Association Of The Complement Factor H (Cfh) Gene In Families With Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). 5th Australian Human Gene Mapping Conference, Mount Bulla, Victoria (Poster), 2005.
  4. Islam FMA, RichardsonAJ, Guymer RH, Melinda Cain RN,Hunt N and Baird PN (2005). Association Of The Complement Factor H (CFH) Gene In Families With Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AOVSM  December 3-4, 2005.  Melbourne, Australia (oral).
  5. Islam FMA, Klein R,  Klein BEK,  Cotch MF,  Couper  DJ,  Klein BEK,  Hubbard LD,  Sharrett AR and Wong TY. Incidence And Regression Of Retinal Microvascular Changes And Associated Risk Factors: The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study. AOVSM  December 3-4, 2005.  Melbourne, Australia (poster).
  6. Islam FMA,  Klein R,  Cotch MF, Folsom AR, Klein BEK,  Sharrett AR, Shea S, Wong TY. Diabetic Retinopathy In A Multi-Ethnic Cohort in the United States. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting, July 30, 2005.  RVEEH, Melbourne, Australia (oral).
  7. Islam FMA, Klein R,  Klein BEK,  Cotch MF, Castro C, Sharrett AR, Shahar E Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Biomarkers of Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting, July 30, 2005.  RVEEH, Melbourne, Australia (oral).
  8. Garoufalis P, Islam FMA, Chen, CYC, Dirani M, Couper, TA, Taylor, HR and Baird, PN. Accuracy and implications of a reported family history of myopia: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study. AOVSM  December 3-4, 2005.  Melbourne, Australia (poster).
  9. Garoufalis P, Chen C, Pertile KK, Islam FMA, Dirani M, Baird PN. Genetic linkage analysis in myopia families: The Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study.  GeneMappers, November 23-25 2005, Victoria, Australia (poster).
  10. Pertile KK, Garoufalis P,  Chen CYC, Dirani M, Islam FMA and Baird PN. SNP ANALYSIS OF THE MYP2 REGION: GENES IN MYOPIA (GEM). AOVSM  December 3-4, 2005.  Melbourne, Australia (poster).
  11. Nguyen TT, Wang JJ,  Islam FMA, MitchellP, Tapp RJ, Zimmet PZ, Simpson R, Shaw J and  Wong TY (2008). Retinal Vascular Caliber and incident diabetes. AusDiab consortium meeting – annual conference (oral). 
  12. Pertile KK, Garoufalis P, Chen CYC, Dirani M, Islam FMA and Baird PN. SNP ANALYSIS OF THE MYP2 REGION: GENES IN MYOPIA (GEM). GeneMappers, November 23-25 2005, Victoria, Australia (poster).
  13. Richardson AJ, Islam FMA, Guymer R, Baird PN. Analysis of the Y402H variant of the complement factor H (CFH) gene in age related   macular degeneration (AMD). GeneMappers, November 23-25 2005, Victoria, Australia (poster).
  14. Richardson AJ, Islam FMA, Guymer R, Baird PN. Analysis of the Y402H variant of the complement factor H (CFH) gene in age related   macular degeneration (AMD). AOVSM December 3-4, 2005.  Melbourne, Australia (poster).
  15. Chen CY, Garoufalis Pam, Islam FMA, Couper T, Taylor HR, BAIRD PN.  “Relative risk analysis in families with high and moderate myopia in the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study.”  Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. Victorian Branch Meeting, 2005.  (Oral).
  16. Baird PN, Chen CY, Couper T, Taylor HR, Islam FMA, Garoufalis P.  “Sibling & parental analysis of high and moderate Myopia in the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study.”  The Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology.  Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2005.  (Poster).
  17. Chen CY, Islam FMA, Garoufalis P, Couper T, Dirani M, BAIRD PN.  “Family aggregation of high, moderate and low myopia in the Genes in Myopia (GEM) Study.”  Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumini Club Meeting, 2005.  (Oral).
  18. Chen CY, Islam FMA, Garoufalis P, Couper T, Dirani M, BAIRD PN (2005).  “An evaluation of impact of modes on myopia correction on vision related quality of life.”  Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. Hobart, (Oral).
  19. Chen CY, Garoufalis P, Pertile KK, Islam FMA, Dirani M, BAIRD PN. Family aggregation of high, moderate and low myopia in the Genes in Myopia (GEM) study. Australasian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Meeting, Melbourne, 2005 (Poster).
  20. Tikellis G, Islam FMA, Wong TY. Retinopathy and hypertension in non-diabetic participants of the Visual Impairment Project (VIP). Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Alumni Meeting, 30th July 2005.
  21. Islam FMA, Klein R,  Klein BEK,  Cotch MF,  Castro C,  Sharrett AR,  Shahar E and Wong TY. Retinal Vascular Caliber, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). ARVO April 30-May 4, 2006.  Florida, USA (poster).
  22. Islam FMA,  TT Nguyen, Klein R,  Klein BEK,  Wong TY  (2006). Prevalence and Risk factors for Retinopathy in people without Diabetes. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting, May 30, 2006.  RVEEH, Melbourne, Australia (oral).
  23. Nguyen TT, Islam FMA, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF, Sharrett  AR. Retinal vessel calibre in Diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of  Atherosclerosis. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. Hobart, 2006 (Oral) (Oral). 
  24. Richardson AJ, Islam FMA, Guymer RH, Baird PN A tag-SNP approach to the VEGF-A gene in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Genemappers, Brisbane, August 2007 (poster).
  25. Pertile KE, Schäche M, Islam FMA, Chen CY, Dirani M, Mitchell P, Baird PN Assessment of TGIF as a candidate gene for myopia.. Genemappers, Brisbane, August 2007 (poster).
  26. Islam FMA, Richardson AJ, Guymer RH, Baird PN. Association of chromosome 10q26 in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Genemappers, Brisbane,  August 2007 (poster).
  27. Baird PN, Islam  FMA, Richardson AJ, Guymer R. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis of the Complement C3 gene and age related macular degeneration (AMD). The Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology.  Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2008.  (Poster).
  28. Redden, R., Islam, A. F., Beebe, S. and Basford, K. E. (1999). Phaseolus vulgaris, core germplasm analyses and evolutionary history. In: P. Langridge, A. Barr, G. Auricht, G. Collins, A. Granger, D. Handford and J. Paull, 11th Australian Plant Breeding Conference: Conference Proceedings Volume 2: Contributed Papers. 11th Australian Plant Breeding Conference, Stambord Grand Hotel, Glenelg, Adelaide, (66-67). 19-23 April 1999.
  29. Neo, SY, Long P, Alkharouf LW, Islam FMA, Gadisetti C, Rahman SS, Lin CY, Miller LD, Leow CK, Ee-Chee R and Liu ET. Molecular patterns of hepatocellular carcinomas. Oncogenomics, Dissecting Cancer Through Genome Research, May 1-5, 2002. Dublin, Ireland.

Manuscripts (submitted)

  1. Islam FMA, Walton A andIslam SZ. Smoking status and its associated risk factors in a rural district in Bangladesh with an international comparison of prevalence.2019.Submitted to BMC Public Health.
  2. Uddin N, Islam FMA, 2019. Further validation of psychometric evaluation of the modified Kessler seven-item questionnaire (K7) for measuring psychological distress in rural Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study. Submitted to BMC Psychology. PSYO-D-19-00110
  3. Calleja S, Islam FMA, Kingsley J, McDonald R. Healthcare access for adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review. Submitted to Journal of Disability.
  4. Uddin N, Islam FMA, 2019. Further validation of psychometric evaluation of modified version of the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire using Rasch analysis: A cross-sectional study of a rural district in Bangladesh. Submitted to BMC Health Service Research.