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Peter is Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS), and a Senior Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. His major interests are in the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, particularly invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pneumococcal disease and pertussis.
In Australia, he is a member of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA), and the National Immunisation Committee (NIC). Internationally, he is a member of working groups for the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Pertussis and Pneumococcal vaccines and an invited speaker at international meetings on pertussis and neonatal immunisation. Mr McIntyre is a reviewer for over 10 National and International Journals and the author of over 150 papers and book chapters.