Associate Professor Holly Erskine

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor Holly Erskine leads the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Epidemiology and Services (CAPES) research stream at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and is an affiliate Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

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. For several years, she was responsible for the epidemiological modelling and burden estimation of child and adolescent mental disorders in the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) and co-led a programme of work which directly led to the inclusion of bullying victimisation as a risk factor for major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in GBD. She was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in 2018 and was recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2022.

Currently, Holly is the Principal Investigator of the National Adolescent Mental Health Surveys (NAMHS), which involves nationally-representative surveys of the prevalence of adolescent mental disorders in Kenya, Indonesia, and Vietnam. She is also a chief investigator on the Australian Child Maltreatment Study and the Centre for Research Excellence in Adolescent Health Metrics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Psychological Science, The University of Queensland


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  • Scott, James G., Mihalopoulos, Cathrine, Erskine, Holly E., Roberts, Jacqueline and Rahman, Atif (2015). Childhood mental and developmental disorders. Disease control priorities: volume 4, mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. (pp. 145-162) edited by Vikram Patel, Dan Chisholm, Tarun Dua, Ramanan Laxminarayan and María Elena Medina-Mora. Washing, DC, United States: World Bank.

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