Kristine Macartney

Technical Reference Group
Partnerships for a Healthy Region

Professor Kristine Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. She is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales and undertook her specialty training in Sydney and in the United States at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her Doctorate of Medicine was on rotavirus infection, in particular the mucosal immune response to novel vaccine candidates. She was a foundational member of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Professor Macartney is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus and influenza. She is the senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook and has authored >200 peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines (ACV) of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Professor Macartney is an expert consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS). She leads the Australian national AusVaxSafety and Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) networks, and is the founding chair of the Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA).