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Christopher Blyth

Paediatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Chris Blyth is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow. He is co-director of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases and Associate 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 is co-chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute / UWA
  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Western Australia
  • 2010–present
    Paediatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, Princess Margaret Hospital

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Western Australia, MBBS (Hons)