CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Associate Professor Kristine Macartney (Chair, Conference Advisory Committee)

Deputy Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance

Associate Professor Kristine Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. She is the Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), an infectious diseases paediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a conjoint academic at the University of Sydney. Kristine leads two national surveillance networks – the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network (across 7 hospitals and ~8 conditions) and the AusVaxSafety active vaccine safety surveillance network. She is also the senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th Edition, 2008 and 10th Edition, 2013) and has authored >110 peer-reviewed publications. 

 

Kristine is interested in all aspects of vaccinology and vaccine preventable disease control, especially viral diseases, vaccine policy-making and vaccine safety. She has had roles on numerous key peak advisory committees, including the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and the Advisory Committee on Vaccines (ACV) of the TGA. In the last 5 years she has been an investigator on NHMRC grants on vaccines and infectious diseases totalling $9.8 million in funding.

Mr Michael Moore AM

CEO, Public Health Association of Australia

Michael Moore AM is the CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia and is the President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.  He is the chair of a number of health networks.  Michael is a former Minister of Health and Community Care and was an Independent member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for four terms from 1989 to 2001.  He was Australia’s first independent Minister when he was appointed as Minister of Health and Community Care. In 2017 he was honoured by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Michael is a former teacher, small business owner and consultant who holds a post-graduate diploma in education, a master’s degree in population health from the ANU, is a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and an adjunct professor with the University of Canberra where he is a PhD Scholar examining a framework for planning or evaluating health advocacy.  He is widely published.  He is also a political and social columnist who has served on a range of academic and community Boards.

Professor Terry Nolan AO FAHMS

Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Terry Nolan is an epidemiologist, paediatrician, and public health physician. He trained in medical science and in medicine at the University of Western Australia, as a paediatric physician at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Montréal Children’s Hospital. He did his PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University.

He is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of the University of Melbourne, Foundation Head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

He leads VIRGo (the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group), a collaboration between Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne. Until recently, he worked as a specialist physician in paediatric general medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

He was a member since the mid-1990s of the Australian Government’s advisory bodies on immunisation policy and practice, including the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), which he chaired from 2005 until 2014. He is a member of the WHO peak advisory body on global vaccination policy, the Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE).

His research has been predominantly in vaccine preventable disease, including epidemiologic studies and clinical trials of new vaccines. He has over 220 publications including 213 in refereed journals including MJA, Lancet, JAMA, and Journal of Infectious Diseases.

In addition, he has made substantial contributions to research policy and to the measurement of research quality and impact.

Ms Angela Newbound

Immunisation Hub Coordinator, Adelaide Primary Health Network

Angela Newbound is the SA PHN Immunisation Hub Coordinator based at the Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN) and an Immunisation Education Consultant. Angela is a Registered Nurse who has specialised in the field of immunisation for the past 17 years. Angela is responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of the SA PHN Immunisation Hub, a multi-faceted approach aimed at increasing immunisation uptake through Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) data interrogation, better understanding reasons for under-vaccination, improving accessibility to immunisation services and providing immunisation support and education to a wide range of health professionals, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists across South Australia.

Angela is passionate about the benefits of immunisation on public health, is co-convenor of the Public Health Association of Australia Immunisation Special Interest Group and a member of the Immunisation Coalition.

Associate Professor Julia Brotherton

Medical Director, National HPV Vaccination Program Resister

B Med (Hons), MPH (Hons), Grad Dip App Epi, FAFPHM, PhD, GAICD

A/Prof Brotherton is Medical Director of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register and a public health physician and epidemiologist. She is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. For over ten years Julia has been involved in research and policy development informing the implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination programs in Australia. She has been a lead investigator on research demonstrating the world’s first evidence of declines in HPV infections and pre-cancerous cervical lesions post- vaccination. She has 135 publications to date and is passionate about using public health data to undertake policy-relevant research. 

Professor Helen Marshall ​MBBS DCH MPH MD

Medical Director VIRTU & A-Prof Vaccinology, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Professor Marshall is a medical researcher and NHMRC Research Fellow with specialist training in child health, public health and vaccinology having completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Doctorate of Medicine, Master in Public Health and Diploma in Child Health and completed the Advanced Vaccinology Course at the Pasteur Merieux Institute, France.  She holds the position Professor in Vaccinology in the Adelaide Medical School and is the Deputy Director, Clinical and Translational Research of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide, Senior Medical Practitioner and Medical Director of the Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In recognition of her research leadership she was awarded the South Australia Science Award for Excellence in Research for the Public Good and a national Public Health Association of Australia Fellowship. Professor Marshall’s research program aims to improve infectious disease prevention to reduce the burden of disease from serious infections in infants and children.

Dr Holly Seale

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Dr Seale is an infectious disease social researcher whose work focuses on exploring the individual, societal and organisational factors that influence compliance with infection prevention strategies and with formulating and developing approaches/interventions to improve uptake.  Her research includes qualitative and quantitative research approaches and consumers such as hospital/community healthcare workers, special at-risk groups (people with underlying illness, migrants/refugees), students and the general public.  She is one of few Australian researchers to focus on occupational vaccination and have generated many publications focused on hospital healthcare workers, general practitioners and childcare educators. She has published 111 peer-reviewed publications including papers focused on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, on the delivery and evaluation of national immunisation programs, on the social factors impacting on coverage and the impact of interventions aimed at improving acceptance.

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