Professor Kristine 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.
- Community perspectives on distributing an initially limited supply of vaccines in the event of an influenza pandemic
- Human parechovirus 3 (HPeV3) recombinant strain diversity and severe disease association in Australian outbreaks
- Sampling, shipping and serology: a proof of concept study of influenza immunity
- Causes and clinical features of childhood encephalitis: A multicenter, prospective cohort study
- Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia, 2011–2015
- Evolutionary analysis of human parechovirus type 3 and clinical outcomes of infection during the 2017-18 Australian epidemic
- Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2017: Results from the PAEDS-FluCAN Collaboration
- Parechovirus: an important emerging infection in young infants