Chris Blyth is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow. He is director of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases and Professor of Paediatrics. Based at Perth Children's Hospital, Telethon Kids Institute and University of Western Australia, his focus is treating children with complicated infections and prevention infection through vaccination. His PhD evaluated the effectiveness of influenza immunisation in children, data critical to inform current influenza policies. He previously has served on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.