The Scientific Advisory Committee contributes to and endorses NCIRS’s long-term national research and surveillance strategy; systematically monitors the performance of NCIRS scientific outcomes; monitors the quality of the research and surveillance systems and processes used by NCIRS in its work; and identifies emerging matters that should be incorporated into the long-term strategy.

Chair

  • Professor Jodie McVernon, NHMRC Career Development Fellow; Director of Epidemiology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Head, Modelling and Simulation Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute

External members

  • Professor Ross Andrews, Deputy Director, Menzies School of Health Research; Chair, Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
  • Ms Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
  • Professor Jim Buttery, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University; Head, Department of Infection and Immunity and Director of Research, Monash Children’s Hospital; Director, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Professor John Kaldor, Professor of Epidemiology and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Public Health Interventions Research Group, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Associate Professor Stephen Lambert, Medical Epidemiologist, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Queensland Health Immunisation Program
  • Associate Professor Bette Liu, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney; Senior Science Advisor, Sax Institute
  • Ms Alison Marcus, Consumer Health Forum representative
  • Professor Helen Marshall, Paediatric Trials Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide
  • Professor Peter Richmond, University of Western Australia School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director, Communicable Diseases Branch, NSW Health
  • Associate Professor Jane Smith, Head, Clinical Program Assessment, General Practice and Year 5, Bond University Medical Program
  • Dr Tom Snelling, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Director, Telethon Kids Institute's Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases

Government representatives

  • Dr Masha Somi, Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Ms Hope Peisley, Director, Immunisation Policy Section, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Ms Christina Bareja, Acting Director – Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, Health Protection Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Dr Sonya Nicholl, Manager, Immunisation Unit, NSW Health

Ex-officio

  • Associate Professor Kristine Macartney, Director, NCIRS 
    Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, Staff Specialist, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Observers

  • Professor Robert Booy, Senior Professorial Fellow, NCIRS
    Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, Senior Staff Specialist, NCIRS and Department of General Paediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
    Associate Professor, Academic Leader (Postgraduate studies), The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Clayton Chiu, Public Health Physician, NCIRS
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Frank Beard, Public Health Physician, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Public Health
  • Dr Helen Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Aditi Dey, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Medicine
  • Dr Meru Sheel, Epidemiologist, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School

Secretariat

  • Ms Karyn Phillips, Research Operations Manager, NCIRS
Last updated November 2018