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Name: Professor Peter McIntyre MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM
Role: Chief Investigator
Organisation name: National Centre of Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
Research Theme: Neonatal, maternal and adolescent groups
Peter McIntyre is the Director of NCIRS. He trained as a paediatrician and infectious disease
physician, completing the FRACP in 1986, and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public
Health Medicine in 1992. His PhD in the epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae
type b (Hib) disease with the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, was completed
in 1995. His current research interests include surveillance and prevention by vaccination of
invasive Hib and pneumococcal disease and pertussis, and the use of routinely collected data
relevant to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs) including the Australian Childhood
Immunisation Register (ACIR). He spearheaded the development of hospital-based
surveillance for severe VPDs and adverse events following immunisation in Australia – the
PAEDS network. He has extensive experience in vaccine trials and is the lead investigator on
a NHMRC funded trial of giving acellular pertussis vaccine from birth which recruited over
400 babies nationally. Other NHMRC-funded studies for which he is a Chief Investigator
include the clinical arm of a study investigating the role of strain variation in Bordetella
pertussis in disease severity and vaccine effectiveness, a study investigating combinations of
pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for prevention of otitis media in newborn Aboriginal
children in the Northern Territory and SEARCH – the largest cohort study of Aboriginal
children conducted in Australia, based in urban NSW. He has worked extensively with the
World Health Organisation, sitting on working groups of the Strategic Advisory Group of
Experts for pertussis and pneumococcal vaccines and was appointed in 2012 to the newly
established Immunisation and Vaccines Implementation Research Advisory Committee
Professor McIntyre has a clinical appointment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as a
Senior Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and a conjoint academic appointment as
Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health and in the School of Public Health
of the University of Sydney.
Contact details: peter.mcint[email protected]
Phone: (02) 9845 1417
Fax: (02) 9845 1418