Scientific Advisory Committee

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 Elizabeth Elliott, Director, Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Professor John Kaldor, Professor of Epidemiology and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Public Health Interventions Research Group, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Marlene Kong, Program Head, Kirby Institute; Faculty of Medicine, 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
  • Professor Ben Marais, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
  • 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, Health Protection NSW
  • 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
  • Professor Lyndal Trevena, Associate Dean (International) and Researcher, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision‐making (CeMPED), School of Public Health, The University of Sydney; General practitioner

Government representatives

  • Ms Sue Campbell-Lloyd AM, Manager, Immunisation Unit, AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Jennie Hood, Director, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Surveillance Section, 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

Ex-officio

  • Professor Peter McIntyre, Director, NCIRS; Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health and School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Robert Booy, Head Clinical Research, NCIRS; Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health and School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Kristine Macartney, Deputy Director, NCIRS; Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health and School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Secretariat

  • NCIRS staff

 

 

Last update 5 October 2017