School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Immunisation in Under Studied and Special Risk Populations: “Closing the Gap in Knowledge through a Multidisciplinary Approach”

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This NHMRC CRE in Population Health Research commenced in 2012 and is focused on immunisation for vulnerable or marginalised population subgroups at increased disease risk. These risk groups suffer disproportionate morbidity and mortality, either because of less robust immunity or because of co-morbidities and environmental factors. Research to inform immunisation policy and practice in these groups usually remains beyond the scope of funding from government or industry, and as such is the focus of our CRE.

We are committed to capacity building of future leaders, post-doctoral researchers and students in this field, as well as to conducting research to advance the understanding of immunisation in special risk populations in the four streams

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination needs
  • Neonatal and Parental vaccination strategies
  • Frail elderly
  • Migrant, traveller and refugee health
Project Members
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Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Ph +61 2 9385 3811
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Senior Lecturer
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Associate Professor
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Senior Lecturer
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Ms Megan Williams
Lecturer
Additional Project Members
Project Supporters

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Project Collaborators: External

Professor Peter MacIntyre: Children’s hospital at Westmead, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The University of Sydney

Prof Robert Booy: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Dr Julie-Anne Leask: The University of Sydney, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Dr Nicholas Wood: Children’s Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney

Prof Cheryl Jones: Children’s Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney

Dr Robert Menzies: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Associate Professor Philippe Beutels: University of Antwerp

Prof Dominic Dwyer: Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital

Ms Telphia Joseph: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Dr Tom Snelling: Sydney Children’s Hospital, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Mr James Ward: Baker Institute

Associate Professor Rachel Skinner: University of Sydney, Children’s Hospital Westmead

Project Status
Current