Peter McIntyre is the Director of National Centre of Immunisation Research and Surveillance for Vaccine Preventable Diseases. 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 National Health and Medical Research Council ( NHMRC) funded trial of giving acellular pertussis vaccine from birth, which has now recruited over 400 babies nationally. He is a chief investigator on a NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Grant – Immunisation in under studied and special risk populations: closing the gap in knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach.
In Australia, he is a member of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA), and the National Immunisation Committee (NIC). Internationally, he is a member of working groups for the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Pertussis and Pneumococcal vaccines and was appointed in 2012 to the newly established Immunisation Research Advisory Committee of WHO. He has been an invited speaker at international meetings on pertussis and neonatal immunisation. Peter McIntyre is a reviewer for over 10 national and international journals and an author of over 200 papers and book chapters.
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.McIntyre@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9845 1417
Fax: (02) 9845 1418