Professor Peter McIntyre

Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS)

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Biographical details

My research background is in paediatric infectious diseases, in which I have a clinical appointement at the Childrens Hospital, Westmead and in epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases which was the subject of my PhD in the School of Public Health on invasive Hib disease. As Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, my knowledge and experience covers a wide range of topics with special prominence to VPDs in Indigenous people, prevention of pertussis in the very young and use of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register for vaccine effectiveness and data linkage studies

Research interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), including measurement of disease burden pre vaccine introduction, measurement of immunisation coverage and measurement of the impact of vaccines post introduction. I also have a strong record in clinical vaccine trials and am currently the Chief Investigator for a multi-site national vaccine trial looking at giving pertussis vaccine to newborns. My major specific interests are in bacterial VPDs, including Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcus and pertussis including measurement of vaccine effectiveness and risk factors using case-control studies and linked data sets

Current national competitive grants*


CRE - Immunisation in under studied and special risk populations:closing the gap in knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach
MacIntyre R, McIntyre P
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence ($275,228 over 5 years)

The calcium channel TRPV4 in skeletal development and arthritis
Little C, McIntyre P
NHMRC Project Grant ($96,000 over 3 years)


Molecular targets of amino acid/neurotransmitter conjugates of fatty acids
Connor M, Vaughan C, Kassiou M, McIntyre P
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants ($350,032 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney