Professor Robert Booy MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCPCH
Senior Professorial Fellow

Robert Booy is a Senior Professorial Fellow at NCIRS, having joined in March 2015. He is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland (1984), trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and has held a range of positions in the UK. Professor Booy’s research interests extend from understanding the genetic basis of susceptibility to, and severity of, infectious diseases, especially influenza, RSV and invasive disease caused by encapsulated organisms; the clinical, public health and social burden of these diseases; and means by which to prevent or control serious infections through vaccines, drugs and non-pharmaceutical measures.

Dr Harunor Rashid MBBS, DCH, MD

Harunor Rashid joined NCIRS in June 2011 as an epidemiologist in the clinical research team. He received paediatric training in Bangladesh, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UK, ultimately receiving, in 2009, his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of London for his thesis on Epidemiology of respiratory infections associated with Hajj pilgrimage, under the supervision of Professor Robert Booy. He is particularly interested in the epidemiology of vaccine preventable infections among travellers.

Lou-Ann Barr 
Administration Officer

Lou-Ann is personal assistant to Professor Robert Booy (Senior Professorial Fellow) and also provides a range of administrative support to NCIRS staff. Lou-Ann has over 25 years experience in various administrative roles within the Department of Health. Before joining NCIRS in 2015, Lou-Ann held the position of Administration Manager at an NSW Health statewide child protection program for over 20 years.

Last updated May 2019