Professor Raina MacIntyre

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

Infectious diseases epidemiology

Current position:

Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney

Principal research fellow and senior staff specialist, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS), Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Honorary consultant in immunology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney West Area Health Service

Competitive grant funds 2000:

$6.8 million ($3.25 million as Chief Investigator A)

Major program grants:

1 NHMRC CBG (CIA), 1 CCRE (CIF), 1 ARC Linkage grant (CIB)

Other research grants 2000:

$650,000 (including 1 NHMRC project grant as CIA)

Peer reviewed publications - 78

PhD students - 4 current, 2 completed

Significant committees:

NHMRC Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Hepatitis B subcommittee of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, STIs and Hepatitis

National Influenza Pandemic Advisory Committee Antiviral Subcommittee Infectious Diseases Emergency Response Committee vaccine stockpiling subcommittee

Varicella Zoster Working Party of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, Member of council, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.


Associate Editor, Epidemiology & Infection (Cambridge University Press), 2003-current

Past employment:

1999 – 2000: Deputy director & staff specialist year 4, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Westmead Hospital/University of Sydney, .

1997-1998: Staff Specialist year 3, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH

1994-1997: Completing PhD full time

1993-1994: Completing Masters of Applied Epidemiology full time

1989-1992: Internship, residency and basic physician training, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.


2004: Robert & Elizabeth Albert Study Grant, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2003: Australian Society for Infectious diseases/GlaxoSmithKline Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases

2001: Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Best poster prize, Division of Adult Medicine.

1992: Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Victoria) – prize for best advanced trainee presentation,

1984: A C Stephen Prize for English prose, University of Sydney

1985: David Sugerman Prize for Pathology, University of Sydney

1985: Allan Douglas Gillies Memorial Prize for Pathology, University of Sydney

1985: Parkinson Memorial Prize, University of Sydney

1976-1981: 23 prizes from Sydney Girls High School including Dux of year 11 and year 12, prizes for art, chemistry, mathematics, Indonesian, geography, general studies.

1979, 1980: City of Sydney Eisteddfod medal for debating

1978, 1979: UNICEF Art awards.

Fellowships and scholarships:

2004: NHMRC Career Development Award

1997: ASID/ICI (Australian Society for Infectious Diseases) travelling scholarship

1995: AEA (Australian Epidemiologic Association) travelling scholarship for outstanding new researchers

1995-1998: NHMRC PhD Scholarship

1994-95: Harkness Fellowship

1994-95: Post doctoral fellowship, Johns Hopkins University