Bronwyn Haasdyk

Affiliated to teaching/tutoring

About me

  • KI Affiliate (Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) current
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW, Australia, current.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, KI, Professor Catarina Almqvist Malmros's group, 2018-2022
  • Post doc, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, KI, Professor Catarina Almqvist Malmros's group, 2016-2017

Research description

My field of interest is paediatic and respiratory epidemiology, particularly asthma co-morbidities, maternal asthma, risk factors for pediatric asthma and allergies. My research uses large register-based linked data as well as twin data. The methods used in my research include risk factor epidemiology, mediation analysis, genetic epidemiology techniques. twin modelling, negative control studies. I have also done research in Indigenous health, rural suicide and mental health, as well as bushfire research. My goal is to apply the best epidemiological methods and big data to answer questions around the causes and consequences of asthma.

PhD Students

Emma Caffrey Osvald

Hanna Borgström

Mahbub Rashid


NHMRC Ideas Grant, 2022-

Hjart Lung Fonden, 2018-

FORTE Marie Curie International Post Doc Grant, 2016-2017


Teaching portfolio

UNSW, Australia:

Director of Teaching Programs, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW, 2021.

Course Coordinator 'Introduction to Perinatal and Reproductive Biostatistics and Epidemiology', Masters of Women's Health, UNSW, 2019- current.

Course Coordinator 'Dissertations in *Health Data Science', Masters of Science, Health Data Science, UNSW, 2022- current.

KI, Sweden:

Medical research project supervisor (VetU5) 2016-2018 (3 students) 

Tutor on 'Introduction to Scientific Information' VetU1 2016-2018




PhD (Sydney University, Australia, 2014)

Masters in Public Health (Sydney University, Australia, 2004)

B Med Sci Hons (Sydney University, Australia, 1994)

Graduate Diploma in Education (Macquarie University, Australia, 1997)