Infectious Diseases, Immunisation and Critical Illness

Program Director

Dr Julie Leask

Sydney Researchers

Prof Belinda Bennett
Prof Terry Carney
Prof Lyn Gilbert
Prof David Isaacs
A/Prof Ian Kerridge
Dr Chris Degeling
Dr Claire Hooker
Dr Chris Jordens
Dr Henry Kilham


Dr Nicole Gilroy
Dr Michael Selgelid

Research Grants

Project Title NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infection
Researchers Iredell JR, Sorrell TC, Gilbert GL, Kerridge I, Booy R, Dwyer DE, Webb SAR, Sintchenko V, Jones C, Bennett B
Grant Type NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant No 1001021
Duration January 2011-December 2015
Funding $2,500,000.
Project Title Interdisciplinary Clinical and Health Ethics Research and Training to Improve Outcomes in Immunosuppressed Haematology Patients
Researchers Sorrell T, Bradstock K, Kerridge I, Gilbert G, Gottlieb D, MacIntyre C, Dwyer D, Ankeny R
Grant Type NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence Grant No 264625
Duration January 2005-December 2009
Funding $2,000,000.



Kerridge I, Lowe M & Stewart, C. Ethics and Law for the Health Professions (3rd ed). Federation Press: Australia, 2009.

Stewart C, Kerridge, I & Parker M. The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook. Elsevier: Australia, 2008.

Journal Articles

Leask J, Braunack-Mayer A, Kerridge I. Consent and Public Engagement in an Era of Expanded Childhood Immunization. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2011; 47(9): 603-07.

Rae M, Kerridge I. Vaccines – but not as we know them: An ethical evaluation of HPV vaccination policy in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2011; 35(2): 176-79.

Gilbert L, Cheung P, Kerridge I. Time for action: mandatory immunization of health care workers against influenza. Lancet Infectious Dis. 2010; 10(1): 3-5.

Gilbert G L, Cheung P, Kerridge I. Infection control, ethics and accountability. Med J Aust. 2009; 190(12): 696-98.

Samuel G N, Selgelid M J, Kerridge I. Managing the unimaginable – regulatory responses to the challenges posed by synthetic biology and synthetic genomics. EMBO Rep. 2009; 10(1): 7-11