Role

ATAGI's role is to:

For more detail, take a look at:

Members

ATAGI members as at August 2018.

Voting members

Name Area of expertise Position

A/Prof Christopher Blyth

Co-Chair, Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology

Paediatrician Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children's Hospital and PathWest Laboratory

Prof Allen Cheng

Co-Chair, Epidemiology, Public Health

Infectious Disease Physician and Director, Infection Prevention Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health

Ms Karen Bellamy

Public Health Nurse, Vaccination Procedures

Study Coordinator, Research Midwife and Immunisation Nurse, Monash Children’s Hospital

A/Prof Nigel Crawford

Vaccine Safety, Special Risk Groups

Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Head Immunisation Services Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Prof Katie Flanagan

Infectious Diseases

Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital

Clinical Professor, University of Tasmania

Adjunct Professor, RMIT

Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University

Dr Katherine Gibney

Infectious Diseases Physician, Epidemiology

Infectious Diseases Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Austin Hospital

NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

A/Prof Michelle Giles

Infectious Disease Physician

Infectious Diseases Physician (Alfred Health, Monash Health, Royal Women’s Hospital, Sunshine Hospital)

Adult Immunisation Physician (Monash Health, Sunshine Hospital)

Ms Madeline Hall

Public Health Nurse, Vaccination Procedures

Nurse Practitioner, Queensland Health

Prof Cheryl Jones

Paediatrics

Deputy Executive Dean Academic, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Adj. A/Prof Tony Korman

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology

Director, Monash Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Monash Health

A/Prof Bette Liu

Epidemiology, Public Health

Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Prof Jodie McVernon

Research/ Clinical / Laboratory Vaccine Research

Professor and Director of Doherty Epidemiology, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital

Ms Debra Petrys

Consumer Representative

Consumers Health Forum

Dr Nicholas Silberstein

General Practitioner

General Practitioner, Victoria

Prof Tom Snelling

Paediatrics and special risk groups

Head of Infectious Disease and Implementation Research, Telethon Kids Institute

Ex-officio members

Name Area of expertise Position

Ms Hope Peisley

Representative from Department of Health

Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health

Dr Louise Flood

Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA)

Director, Communicable Disease Control Branch, Department for Health and Wellbeing, South Australia

Dr Ting Lu

Representative from the Therapeutic Goods Administration

Office of Medicines Authorisation
Market Authorisation Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration

Prof Kristine Macartney

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr Robyn Gibbs

National Immunisation Committee (NIC)

Manager, Immunisation Program, Department of Health, Western Australia

Membership guidelines

Meetings

ATAGI meet three times a year in February, June and October. Additional meetings may be held if needed.

Meeting agendas and bulletins (minutes) are organised by year.

If you require earlier editions of ATAGI agendas or bulletins please contact us.

2019 meetings

2018 meetings

2017 meetings 

2016 meetings

2015 meetings

Related committees and groups

ATAGI sets up working parties to look at diseases that can be prevented by vaccines and the future development of the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Working parties prepare advice that is based on strong evidence and focused on the needs of the community. This includes reviewing and interpreting evidence on the effectiveness of vaccines. They provide this advice to the Department of Health and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Their advice is also used by ATAGI in its recommendations on vaccine use in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Each of the working parties/groups is chaired by an ATAGI member and includes experts in that working party or group's area of focus. Sometimes, a sub-group of the working party may take on pieces of specific work about specific issues.

View the purpose and members of the ATAGI Working Parties.

Contact

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) secretariat

Contact the secretariat for the Advisory Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) or further information on the committee or previous meeting agendas and bulletins (meeting minutes)

atagi.secretariat [at] health.gov.au
Postal addresses: 
Immunisation Branch
GPO Box 9848 – MDP 13
Canberra ACT 2601

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Last updated: 
21 August 2019
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