Professor Kristine Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases. She is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales, and gained much of her experience in the United States where she worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her Doctorate of Medicine was on rotavirus infection and novel vaccine candidates. She was also a member of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP.
She is interested in all aspects of vaccine preventable disease (VPD) research and is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). She is also the Senior Technical Editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. Her particular areas of interest include viral diseases (especially varicella and herpes zoster, rotavirus and influenza), vaccine safety, and vaccine policy and program implementation.
Prof Macartney also has a clinical appointment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as a Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and a conjoint academic appointment as Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health of the University of Sydney.