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Associate Professor, Discipline of Childhood and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney

Dr Nicholas Wood is a staff specialist general paediatrician and senior lecturer in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney. He is involved in the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic and Refugee Clinic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Dr Wood is NHMRC Career Development Fellow. He is interested in maternal and neonatal immunisation, as well as immunisation in lndigenous communities and developing countries

Dr Wood assists the design and conduct of maternal and newborn vaccine program at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) site. He has extensive experience in the recruitment of infants onto clinical trials and has conducted two successful neonatal vaccine trials. He is also experienced in the management of immunisation adverse events and this will be an asset to any study where safety of vaccines is one of the outcome measures.

Research interests: maternal and neonatal vaccination, refugee health immunisation adverse events

Themes: Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health; Infection and Immunological Conditions; Lifespan

Keywords: Child health; Infection and immunity; Vaccines and vaccinology

Clinical Specialty: Paediatrics

Selected grants:

Reducing vaccine preventable diseases in children: using national active hospital-based surveillance to evaluate and improve immunisation program performance; Macartney K, Blyth C, Marshall H, Leask J, McIntyre P, Elliott E, Snelling T, Clark J, Buttery J, Wood N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.
Clinical CDF Level 1 - Immunisation safety and adverse events: Improving our understanding of causes and management; Wood N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Career Development Fellowships.
A novel Hepatitis B virus genotype in Indigenous Australians: impact on vaccine efficacy and clinical outcomes; Wood N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
Q fever: How common is it and how can we best prevent it Research to inform Q fever vaccine policy in Australia and Internationally; Wood N, Gidding H, McIntyre P, Nissen M, Durrheim D, Norris J, Bosward K, Heller J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
Febrile seizures following vaccination in children: How common are they and what is the long term clinical outcome; Wood N, Buttery J, Gold M, Richmond P, Crawford N, Barton B, Macartney K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Sydney