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Paediatrician and Vaccine Trials Clinical Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute

Ushma Wadia is a general paediatrician with an interest in metabolic medicine and infectious diseases. She is a clinical research fellow at Vaccine Trials Group, Telethon Kids Institute, and has an interest in optimisation of vaccinations for high-risk groups including health care workers, immunocompromised children, and infants. She has an interest in exploring modes of protection of influenza infection through influenza vaccination in these groups.

2018–present General Paediatrician, Fiona Stanley Hospital
2016–present Metabolic Physician, Perth Children’s Hospital
2020- present Clinical Research Fellow, Vaccine Trials Group, Telethon Kids Institute.
2009-2010 Clinical Research Fellow, Vaccine Trials Group, Telethon Kids Institute

2019 Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - James Cook University
2005 Diploma of Child Health [WA] - Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
2002 MBBS (Honours) - University of Western Australia


  • –present
    Paediatrician and Vaccine trials doctor, Telethon Kids Institute