Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advises the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and other immunisation issues.


ATAGI's role is to:

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Consideration of recommendations relating to COVID-19 vaccines is now managed through regular ATAGI meetings.

Voting members

NameArea of expertisePosition
Prof Nigel CrawfordChair, Vaccine Safety, Special Risk Groups

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

Medical Head, Immunisation Services Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Senior Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

Prof Michelle GilesDeputy Chair, Infectious Disease Physician, Maternal Immunisation

Director, Infections in Pregnancy service, Monash Infectious Diseases

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

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University Department of Infectious Diseases, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne

Prof Allen ChengEpidemiology, Public HealthInfectious Disease Physician and Director, Infection Prevention Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health
Ms Karen BellamyImmunisation Nurse PractitionerMonash Health, South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU)
Prof Katie FlanaganInfectious Diseases

Director of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital

Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania

Adjunct Professor, School of Health and Biomedical Science, RMIT

Dr Katherine GibneyInfectious Diseases and Public Health Physician, Epidemiology

Infectious Diseases Physician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Senior Research Fellow, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

A/Prof Penelope BurnsGeneral Practitioner

Clinical Associate Professor, Australian National University

Conjoint Senior Lecturer Western Sydney University

Prof James WoodInfectious Diseases Epidemiology, Population HealthAssociate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Ms Diane WalshConsumer Health IssuesConsumers Health Forum
Ms Kristy CooperSenior Nurse Practitioner

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Representative

Primary Health Care / Family Nurse Practitioner

Authorised Tasmanian Immunisation Provider

Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service

A/Prof. Benjamin TehInfectious Disease Physician, Infections in Immunocompromised host

Infectious Diseases Physician, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 


Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne

Dr Julia MarshallGeneral Practitioner

General Practitioner, Victoria 

Medical Advisor, North Eastern Public Health Unit, Austin Health

Clinician Scientist (Vaccinology), The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Prof Margaret DanchinConsultant Paediatrician; vaccinology; social behavioural science and communication

Consultant Paediatrician, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital

Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 

Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne 

Dr Rosalind WebbyPublic HealthPublic Health Physician, Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Department of Health

Ex-officio members

NameOrganisation representingPosition
Mr Dave McNallyDepartment of Health and Aged CareAssistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health, and Aged Care
Dr Yashwant SinhaTherapeutic Goods AdministrationOffice of Medicines Authorisation Market Authorisation Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration
Prof Kristine MacartneyNational Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr Sonya EnnisJurisdiction Immunisation Committee (JIC)Manager, Immunisation Unit, Health Protection Branch, Department of Health, Victoria
Dr Heidi CarrollCommunicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)Acting Executive Director – Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland Health
Ms Jo WatsonPharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)Deputy Chair, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee


Membership guidelines


COVID-19 vaccination statements

COVID-19 updates


ATAGI advice

COVID-19 vaccination – Provider resources

COVID-19 vaccination – Patient resources


If your query is regarding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, supply and demand or any other COVID 19 related query, further information can be found on the COVID-19 vaccines webpage

Media enquiries should be directed to Individual ATAGI members are not authorised to speak on behalf of ATAGI.

For all other enquiries please email

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