Kristine Macartney

Professor Kristine Macartney was a researcher with the APPRISE Centre of Research Excellence that ended in December 2022.

Professor Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. She is the Director of the Australian National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a staff specialist in Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a conjoint academic in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney. Kristine leads two national surveillance networks – the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network (across seven hospitals and approximately eight conditions) and the AusVaxSafety active vaccine safety surveillance network. She is the senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th Edition, 2008 and 10th Edition, 2013) and has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed publications.

Professor Macartney 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 five years, she has been an investigator on NHMRC grants on vaccines and infectious diseases totalling $9.8 million in funding.

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