Associate Professor Heather Gidding was an APPRISE Research Fellow. She is currently an NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow Clinical and Population Perinatal Research, Royal North Shore HospitalSenior Research Fellow, The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).
Heather is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, specialising in the field of vaccine preventable diseases.
Heather has a broad interest in conducting high-quality studies to inform public health practice. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of immunisation programs and the control of Q fever and childhood vaccine preventable diseases. Heather is passionate about maximising the use of routinely collected data for epidemiological research using data linkage and longitudinal data analysis techniques. Her current research uses linked heath and vaccine coverage data to look at who is more likely to have delayed vaccine uptake and why, as well as measure the ‘real world’ vaccine effectiveness in different population groups.
APPRISE Fellowship Project: Population-based surveillance for influenza and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine safety and effectiveness through nationwide data-linkage
Supervisor: Professor Kristine Macartney
- Serological testing of blood donors to characterise the impact of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia, 2020
- Relative effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination with 3 compared to 2 doses against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 (Omicron) among an Australian population with low prior rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection [preprint]
- Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in Sydney, Australia following the first epidemic wave in 2020
- Seroprevalence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2-specific antibodies in Australia after the first epidemic wave in 2020: A national survey