Membership of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines (ACV).
Professor Kristine Macartney is an infectious diseases specialist clinician. She is the current Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance, a paediatric infectious diseases specialist at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. She is the senior technical editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook, senior lead of AusVaxSafety and have specialist skills across vaccines, immunisation policy and programs, epidemiology and research. Professor Macartney is also a member of the World Health Organisation Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. Professor Macartney provides expertise in the fields of vaccinology, adverse events surveillance, infectious diseases, virology, epidemiology and paediatrics.
Dr Satyamurthy Anuradha is a public health physician with special interest in communicable disease control and immunisation. She has experience in leading the immunisation programs in Queensland, including addressing issues related to adverse events following immunisation, vaccine hesitancy and the School Immunisation Program. Dr Anuradha provides expertise in virology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, immunisation and public health.
Professor Jim Buttery is a paediatric infectious diseases clinician at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Professor Buttery serves as the Head of Epidemiology and Surveillance for SAEFVIC and the inaugural Chair in Child Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne. He is currently serving on the Victorian Immunisation Advisory Committee and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Brighton Collaboration. Professor Buttery provides expertise in infectious diseases in children, epidemiology, vaccine program implementation, and paediatrics.
Dr Jeanine Bygott is a medical practitioner with a specialty in microbiology and experience in travel medicine clinics in Australia and Ireland. Currently a consultant medical microbiologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, a private pathology laboratory in Queensland, she provides advice to general practitioners on the administration of vaccines. She has completed a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Diploma Course in Vaccinology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists in medical microbiology and virology. Dr Bygott provides expertise in bacteriology, virology, and the provision of immunisation treatment by an individual.
Ms Madeline Hall is a Nurse Practitioner specialising in vaccine preventable diseases with a special interest in vaccine safety. She has extensive experience in vaccine preventable diseases and is involved in advanced health assessments and risk screening of adults with specific vaccination requirements, such as persons who have had a previous serious or unexpected adverse event following immunisation, immuno-compromised persons, and those at occupational risk. Ms Hall is a member of ATAGI and a member of the Adverse Events Following Immunisation - Clinical Assessment Network. Ms Hall provides expertise in the fields of provision of immunisation treatment by an individual and nursing.
Dr Ines Rio is a specialist general practitioner with several postgraduate medical qualifications relevant to the provision of clinical care and the optimisation of healthcare systems. Over the past two decades, Dr Rio has combined her clinical work as a general practitioner with medical advisory, health care system governance and reform and leadership roles. Dr Rio has extensive experience in Board and high-level committee work, including membership on the Victorian Human Research Ethics Committee, the Medical Board of Victoria and in advisory committees for the Federal and Victorian Health Departments. Her current substantial roles in health care system governance and reform include being Chair of the Board of North Western Melbourne PHN (and Chair of its Clinical Council) and roles in the Federal and Victorian Australian Medical Association. Dr Rio provides expertise in the fields of public health, vaccine program implementation and the provision of immunisation treatment by an individual.
Dr Vicky Sheppeard is a public health physician specialising in communicable disease control. Her current role is Director, Public Health Unit for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District with responsibilities including communicable disease control and provision of the adolescent vaccination program across the District of almost 1 million residents. Previously Vicky was Director of the NSW Communicable Diseases Branch and the NSW representative on Communicable Disease Network Australia and deputy chair of the National Immunisation Committee. Dr Vicky Sheppeard provides expertise in the fields of communicable disease control and in vaccine program implementation.
Associate Professor Adrienne Torda is a physician specialising in infectious diseases. She is a senior staff specialist in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. She has a PhD, a Graduate Diploma of Bioethics, is an Associate Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests include translational research topics such as vaccine coverage in vulnerable populations and diabetic foot infections. She is involved in a number of medical education research projects, examining the impact of educational innovations in medicine. From 2004 to 2007 she was a member of the National Influenza Pandemic Committee. Associate Professor Torda provides expertise in infectious diseases in adults and children.
Professor Joseph Torresi is an infectious diseases physician, virologist and an international leader in hepatitis, travel medicine and vaccinations and multi-centre collaborative research. He has over 20 years of experience as a molecular virologist with expertise in vaccine research and clinical trials, hepatitis B and C virology, dengue, influenza and SARS CoV2 vaccine development. Professor Torresi is a current board member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) Foundation, a member of the Healthscope National Medical Council and a Fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine, the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He currently heads the Hepatitis and Virology Vaccine Research laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute, the University of Melbourne. Professor Torresi provides expertise in immunology, virology and vaccine program implementation.
Ms Diane Walsh is the Deputy Chair of the Board of the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (PHN), is currently on the Advisory Group of the PHN Immunisation Support Program and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. She previously served as the chair of the Top End Division of General Practice Board of Management for over 10 years, and has been a member of the Northern Territory Medical Board, the management committee of Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia, and the National Medicines Policy Committee. Ms Walsh provided the consumer perspective on the statutory Therapeutic Goods Committee, including on medicine labelling. She has worked as a school teacher and operated a small business. Ms Walsh provides expertise in health issues from the consumer perspective.