Professor Kristine Macartney appointed NCIRS Director
Congratulations to Professor Kristine Macartney on her appointment as Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). In addition to this appointment, Kristine is also Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney and Senior Editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. Kristine is interested in all aspects of vaccinology and vaccine-preventable disease control, especially viral diseases, vaccine policy-making and vaccine safety, and has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed publications.
Kristine leads two national surveillance networks – the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network and the Active Vaccine Safety Surveillance (AusVaxSafety) network. She has held 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, Kristine has been an investigator on NHMRC grants on vaccines and infectious diseases, totalling $9.8 million in funding.