Dr Nicholas Wood

Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

maternal and neonatal vaccination

refugee health

immunisation adverse events

Current national competitive grants*


FluMum: A prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs assessing the effectiveness of maternal influenza vaccination in prevention of influenza in early infancy.
Andrews R, O'Grady K, Nolan T, Richmond P, Wood N
NHMRC Project Grant ($369,556 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Lam, C., Octavia, S., Ricafort, L., Sintchenko, V., Gilbert, G., Wood, N., McIntyre, P., Marshall, H., Guiso, N., Keil, A., Lawrence, A., Robson, J., Hogg, G., Lan, R. (2014), Rapid increase in pertactin-deficient Bordetella pertussis isolates, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20(4), 626-633. [Abstract]


  • Marshall, H., McIntyre, P., Richmond, P., Buttery, J., Royle, J., Gold, M., Wood, N., Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y., Toi, C., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Changes in Patterns of Hospitalized Children with Varicella and of Associated Varicella Genotypes After Introduction of Varicella Vaccine in Australia. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 32, 530-537. [Abstract]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper Robbins, S., Wood, N., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013), Pregnant women's intention to take up a post-partum pertussis vaccine, and their willingness to take up the vaccine while pregnant: A cross sectional survey. Vaccine. 31(37), 3972-3978. [Abstract]
  • Wiley, K., Massey, P., Cooper, S., Wood, N., Ho, J., Quinn, H., Leask, J. (2013), Uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women: a cross-sectional survey. Medical Journal of Australia. 198(7), 373-375. [Abstract]
  • Dodd, C., Booy, R., Elliott, E., McIntyre, P., Wood, N., Zurynski, Y., Romio, S., Black, S., Vellozzi, C., Andrews, N., Sturkenboom, M., Zuber, P., Hua, W., Bonhoeffer, J. (2013), International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barré Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine. 31, 4448-4458.
  • O'Grady, K., Grimwood, K., Cripps, A., Mulholland, E., Morris, P., Torzillo, P., Wood, N., Smith-Vaughan, H., Revell, A., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., Richmond, P., Thornton, R., Rablin, S., Chang, A. (2013), Does a 10-valent pneumococcal-Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine prevent respiratory exacerbations in children with recurrent protracted bacterial bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 14, 282. [Abstract]


  • Mehr, S., Wood, N. (2012), Streptococcus pneumoniae - a review of carriage, infection, serotype replacement and vaccination. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 13(4), 258-264. [Abstract]
  • Liu, B., Guthridge, S., Li, S., Markey, P., Krause, V., McIntyre, P., Sullivan, E., Ward, J., Wood, N., Kaldor, J. (2012), The end of the Australia antigen? An ecological study of the impact of universal newborn hepatitis B vaccination two decades on. Vaccine. 30(50), 7309-7314. [Abstract]
  • Gray, K., Wood, N., Gunasekera, H., Sheikh, M., Hazelton, B., Barzi, F., Isaacs, D. (2012), Vitamin D and Tuberculosis Status in Refugee Children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 31(5), 521-523. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., Isaacs, D. (2012), Hepatitis B vaccination in pregnancy. Expert Review of Vaccines. 11, 125-127. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., Sheppeard, V., Cashman, P., Palasanthiran, P., Casacelli, M., Cannings, K., McIntyre, P. (2012), Influenza Vaccine Safety in Children Less Than 5 Years Old. The 2010 and 2011 Experience in Australia. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 31(2), 199-202. [Abstract]


  • Isaacs, D., Kilham, H., Alexander, S., Wood, N., Buckmaster, A., Royle, J. (2011), Ethical issues in preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B by immunisation. Vaccine. 29(37), 6159– 6162. [Abstract]
  • Sawcer, S., Hellenthal, G., Pirinen, M., Spencer, C., Patsopoulos, N., Moutsianas, L., Dilthey, A., Su, Z., Freeman, C., Hunt, S., Edkins, S., Gray, E., Booth, D., Potter, S., Goris, A., Band, G., Oturai, A., Strange, A., Saarela, J., Bellenguez, C., Fontaine, B., Gillman, M., Hemmer, B., Gwilliam, R., Zipp, F., Jayakumar, A., Martin, R., Leslie, S., Hawkins, S., Giannoulatou, E., D'alfonso, S., Blackburn, H., Boneschi, F., Liddle, J., Harbo, H., Perez, M., Spurkland, A., Waller, M., Mycko, M., Ricketts, M., Comabella, M., Hammond, N., Kockum, I., McCann, O., Ban, M., Whittaker, P., Kemppinen, A., Weston, P., Hawkins, C., Widaa, S., Zajicek, J., Dronov, S., Robertson, N., Bumpstead, S., Barcellos, L., Ravindrarajah, R., Abraham, R., Alfredsson, L., Ardlie, K., Aubin, C., Baker, A., Baker, K., Baranzini, S., Bergamaschi, L., Bergamaschi, R., Bernstein, A., Berthele, A., Boggild, M., Bradfield, J., Brassat, D., Broadley, S., Buck, D., Butzkueven, H., Capra, R., Carroll, W., Cavalla, P., Celius, E., Cepok, S., Chiavacci, R., Clerget-Darpoux, F., Clysters, K., Comi, G., Cossburn, M., Cournu-Rebeix, I., Cox, M., Cozen, W., Cree, B., Cross, A., Cusi, D., Daly, M., Davis, E., de Bakker, P., Debouverie, M., D'hooghe, M., Dixon, K., Dobosi, R., Dubois, B., Ellinghaus, D., Elovaara, I., Esposito, F., Fontenille, C., Foote, S., Franke, A., Galimberti, D., Ghezzi, A., Glessner, J., Gomez, R., Gout, O., Graham, C., Grant, S., Guerini, F., Hakonarson, H., Hall, P., Hamsten, A., Hartung, H., Heard, R., Heath, S., Hobart, J., Hoshi, M., Infante-Duarte, C., Ingram, G., Ingram, W., Islam, T., Jagodic, M., Kabesch, M., Kermode, A., Kilpatrick, T., Kim, C., Klopp, N., Koivisto, K., Larsson, M., Lathrop, M., Lechner-Scott, J., Leone, M., Leppä, V., Liljedahl, U., Bomfim, I., Lincoln, R., Link, J., Liu, J., Lorentzen, A., Lupoli, S., Macciardi, F., Mack, T., Marriott, M., Martinelli, V., Mason, D., McCauley, J., Mentch, F., Mero, I., Mihalova, T., Montalban, X., Mottershead, J., Myhr, K., Naldi, P., Ollier, W., Page, A., Palotie, A., Pelletier, J., Piccio, L., Pickersgill, T., Piehl, F., Pobywajlo, S., Quach, H., Ramsay, P., Reunanen, M., Reynolds, R., Rioux, J., Rodegher, M., Roesner, S., Rubio, J., Rückert, I., Salvetti, M., Salvi, E., Santaniello, A., Schaefer, C., Schreiber, S., Schulze, C., Scott, R., Sellebjerg, F., Selmaj, K., Sexton, D., Shen, L., Simms-Acuna, B., Skidmore, S., Sleiman, P., Smestad, C., Sørensen, P., Søndergaard, H., Stankovich, J., Strange, R., Sulonen, A., Sundqvist, E., Syvänen, A., Taddeo, F., Taylor, B., Blackwell, J., Tienari, P., Bramon, E., Tourbah, A., Brown, M., Tronczynska, E., Casas, J., Tubridy, N., Corvin, A., Vickery, J., Jankowski, J., Villoslada, P., Markus, H., Wang, K., Mathew, C., Wason, J., Palmer, C., Wichmann, H., Plomin, R., Willoughby, E., Rautanen, A., Winkelmann, J., Wittig, M., Trembath, R., Yaouanq, J., Viswanathan, A., Zhang, H., Wood, N., Zuvich, R., Deloukas, P., Langford, C., Duncanson, A., Oksenberg, J., Pericak-Vance, M., Haines, J., Olsson, T., Hillert, J., Ivinson, A., De Jager, P., Peltonen, L., Stewart, G., Hafler, D., Hauser, S., McVean, G., Donnelly, P., Compston, A. (2011), Genetic risk and a primary role for cell-mediated immune mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. Nature. 476(7359), 214-219. [Abstract]
  • Quinn, P., Gold, M., Royle, J., Buttery, J., Richmond, P., McIntyre, P., Wood, N., Lee, S., Marshall, H. (2011), Recurrence of extensive injection site reactions following DTPa or dTpa vaccine in children 4-6 years old. Vaccine. 29(25), 4230-4237. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., Siegrist, C. (2011), Neonatal immunization: where do we stand?. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 24(3), 190-195. [Abstract]
  • Sheikh, M., Wang, S., Pal, A., Macintyre, C., Wood, N., Gunesekera, H. (2011), Vitamin D deficiency in refugee children from conflict zones. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 13(1), 87-93. [Abstract]


  • Chiu, C., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Deeks, S., Mahajan, D., Macartney, K., Brotherton, J., Jardine, A., Quinn, H., Jelfs, J., Booy, R., Lawrence, G., Jayasinghe, S., Roberts-Witteveen, A., Senanayake, S., Wood, N., McIntyre, P. (2010), Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 34 Supp, S1-167. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., McIntyre, P. (2010), Epiglottitis: Going, going, but not gone yet. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 46(7-8), 446. [Abstract]
  • Crogan, J., Gunasekera, H., Wood, N., Sheikh, M., Isaacs, D. (2010), Management of Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Refugee Children. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 29(4), 357-9. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., McIntyre, P., Marshall, H., Roberton, D. (2010), Acellular Pertussis Vaccine at Birth and One Month Induces Antibody Responses By Two Months of Age. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 29(3), 209-15. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N. (2010), The role of the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. New South Wales public health bulletin. 21(9-10), 234-6. [Abstract]
  • White, O., Rowe, J., Richmond, P., Marshall, H., McIntyre, P., Wood, N., Holt, P. (2010), Th2-polarisation of cellular immune memory to neonatal pertussis vaccination. Vaccine. 28(14), 2648-2652. [Abstract]
  • Wood, N., McIntyre, P. (2010), 1st International Neonatal and Maternal Immunization Symposium. Expert Review of Obstretrics and Gynecology. 5(5), 507-509.


  • Simpkins, D., Wood, N., Jelfs, J., McIntyre, P., Menzies, R., Lawrence, G., Booy, R. (2009), Modern trends in mortality from meningococcal disease in Australia. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 28(12), 1119-20. [Abstract]
  • Raman, S., Wood, N., Webber, M., Taylor, K., Isaacs, D. (2009), Matching health needs of refugee children with services: how big is the gap?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 33(5), 466-470. [Abstract]
  • Sheikh, M., Pal, A., Wang, S., MacIntyre, C., Wood, N., Isaacs, D., Gunasekera, H., Raman, S., Hale, K., Howell, A. (2009), The epidemiology of health conditions of newly arrived refugee children: a review of patients attending a specialist health clinic in Sydney. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 45(9), 509-513. [Abstract]
  • Benitez-Aguirre, P., Wood, N., Biesheuvel, C., Moreira, C., Munns, C. (2009), The natural history of vitamin D deficiency in African refugees living in Sydney. Medical Journal of Australia. 190(8), 426-428. [Abstract]


  • Wood, N., Warlow, M., Quinn, H., Selvey, C., Lum, G., McIntyre, P., Kaldor, J. (2008), Establishment of a surveillance system (utilising Midwifes Data Collection Systems) for monitoring the impact of hepatitis B vaccination on the population prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Australia. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health. 32(3), 272-275. [Abstract]
  • Burrell, C., Booy, R., Wood, N., Egan, A., Taverner, D., Williams, K., Liauw, W., Moskwa, A., Pepin-Covatta, S., Saville, M. (2008), Immunogenicity of a reduced dose of A/H3N2 in the 2005 southern hemisphere formulation of inactivated split influenza vaccine. Influenza and other respiratory viruses. 2(3), 93-8. [Abstract]
  • Robinson, P., Dalton, D., Cripps, T., Wood, N., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2008), Tuberculosis in children: a tertiary centre perspective. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 190-191. [Abstract]