Peter McIntyre has been a Professor in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health of the University of Otago since 2018, a Professor in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health of the University of Sydney since 2004 and was appointed a member of the World Health Organisation's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) in immunisation in 2019. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland and is qualified in paediatrics, subspecialising in infectious diseases. He is also qualified as a public health physician. His PhD was in the epidemiology and prevention of invasive Hib disease and has had major research interests in invasive pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease and pertussis.
From 2004- 2017 he was Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases at the Children’s Hospital and University of Sydney. He is an author of more than 400 publications, relating to a wide range of vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease topics. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2020 for “distinguished service to medicine, medical education, child and adolescent health”.
Officer of Order of Australia (AO)