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Professor Peter McIntyre has been Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) since 2004. Peter has a clinical appointment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as a Senior Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and a conjoint academic appointment as Professor in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health and the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
Peter is a trained paediatrician, specialising in infectious diseases and is also qualified in public health medicine. His PhD in the epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the University of Sydney School of Public Health, was awarded in 1995. He has a national and international reputation in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and in vaccinology, particularly pneumococcal disease and pertussis, with numerous speaker invitations and a long history of work with the World Health Organisation, including current membership of the Immunisation and Vaccine Implementation Research Advisory Committee. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1986) and a Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (1992).
Peter has a long-standing interest in the best use of routinely collected data on both diseases and vaccination status; has taken a formative role in the development of data linkage to address key policy questions in Australia; has been Chief Investigator on a wide range of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded grants, including vaccine trials; and is an experienced research supervisor at undergraduate and postgraduate level and of professional trainees.