Professor Kristine Macartney is a vaccinologist, infectious diseases paediatrician and Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). She is an expert on vaccine safety, policy and implementation, and vaccine preventable viral diseases, including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 (cause of COVID-19), rotavirus and varicella-zoster. Professor Macartney is a member of WHO advisory groups, including the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety and COVID-19 in Education and serves all key vaccine/communicable disease Australian advisory committees. Alongside over 200 publications, she is also Senior Editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Professor Macartney leads networked expert assistance on routine and COVID-19 vaccine delivery to multiple Indo-Pacific countries.