Wendy Erber

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

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Executive Dean's office, Room 203, 2nd Floor, J Robin Warren Library, UWA Health Campus, 17 Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M500), 35 Stirling Highway, Executive Dean's office, Room 203, 2nd Floor, J Robin Warren Library, UWA Health Campus, 17 Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009

    6009 Perth


  • 3888 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1994 …2021
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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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Research Output 1994 2018

Automated enumeration of lymphoid and plasma cells in bone marrow to establish normal reference ranges

Liang, J., Malherbe, J. A. J., Fuller, K. A., Mirzai, B., George, C., Carter, T. L., Cole, C. H., Guo, B. B., Meehan, K. & Erber, W. N., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Pathology. 71, 10, p. 916-925 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma Cells
Reference Values
Bone Marrow
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Molecular Biology
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hepcidin predicts response to IV iron therapy in patients admitted to the intensive care unit: a nested cohort study

IRONMAN Study Investigators & Australian New Zealand Intensive C, 10 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Intensive Care. 6, 7 p., 60.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Imaging flow cytometry to assess chromosomal abnormalities in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Hui, H., Fuller, K. A., Chuah, H., Liang, J., Sidiqi, H., Radeski, D. & Erber, W. N., 1 Feb 2018, In : Methods. 134-135, p. 32-40 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow cytometry
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chromosome Aberrations
Flow Cytometry
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization

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

Projects 2011 2021