Wendy Erber

Professor, MD (Syd), DPhil (Oxf), PhD (Camb), FRCPA, FRCPath, FAHMS

  • The University of Western Australia (M500), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 3565 Citations
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Professor Wendy Erber is Executive Dean of Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and haematologist.

Professor Erber graduated in Medicine with 1st class honours from the University of Sydney. She undertook her Haematology training at the Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney and the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2015 she was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

In Oxford her research led to Doctorate of Philosophy. She has held Consultant Haematologist posts in Western Australia and in Cambridge, UK and was a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. From Cambridge she returned to Australia in 2011 to take up the appointment as Chair and Head of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Western Australia and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015. 

Professor Erber continues to be active in diagnostic and translational research in haematology. Her areas of interest are:

1. Pathological basis of fibrosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms;

2. Imaging flow cytometry and its use for detection of chromosomal abnromalities in immunophenotyped cells ("Immuno-flowFISH - patent)

3. Translation of biological discoveries for clinical pathology practice with an emphasis on haematological malignancies.

Throughout her professional career Professor Erber’s major interests have been the adoption of new cutting-edge technologies, translating discoveries to improved diagnostic haematology practice and hence better management for patients, especially in the field of haematological malignancies. She has more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals, published 3 books and 14 chapters. She is an enthusiastic teacher, mentor and supervisor and contributes expertise locally and to resource-constrained countries. She is on the Board of the International Council for Standardisation in Haematology and an Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealnd Society of Blood Transfusion.


Haematological malignancies.


  • Haematology
  • Blood transfusion
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Leukaemia
  • Myeloproliterative neoplasms
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Flow cytometry
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysphasia
  • Bone marrow
  • Blood

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1994 2018

Intravenous iron for the treatment of anaemia in critical illness

Litton, E. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Observational Studies

Telomerecat: A ploidy-agnostic method for estimating telomere length from whole genome sequencing data

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Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A mutation in PTPN11 may drive leukemic transformation in a case of essential thrombocythemia

Guo, B., Liang, J., Allcock, R., Mirzai, B., Augustson, B., Howman, R., Fuller, K. & Erber, W. 7 Jun 2017 In : LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA. 59, 1, p. 245-248

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

4 Citations

Applications of imaging flow cytometry in the diagnostic assessment of acute leukaemia

Grimwade, L. F., Fuller, K. A. & Erber, W. N. 1 Jan 2017 In : Methods. 112, p. 39-45 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow cytometry
Flow Cytometry
Imaging techniques
Chromosome Aberrations
4 Citations
Western Australia
Milk Banks
Human Milk
Staphylococcus aureus