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.

Role

ATAGI's role is to:

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Members

From 1 July 2021, Associate Professor Nigel Crawford took on the role of Chair, and Professor Michelle Giles took on the role of Deputy Chair of ATAGI.

From 1 January 2022, Professor Michelle Giles and Professor Katie Flanagan are the ATAGI COVID-19 Working Group co-leads.

Professor Allen Cheng and Professor Chris Blyth’s roles as co-Chairs of the ATAGI COVID-19 Working Group ceased on 31 December 2021.

A revised list reflecting the 2022 ATAGI COVID-19 Working Group structure is available.

Below are the ATAGI members as at 1 January 2022.

Voting members

Name

Area of expertise

Position

A/Prof Nigel Crawford

Chair, 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 Michelle Giles

Deputy Chair, Infectious Disease Physician, Maternal Immunisation

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, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Prof Allen Cheng

Epidemiology, Public Health

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

Ms Karen Bellamy

Immunisation Nurse Practitioner Monash Health, South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU)

Prof Katie Flanagan

Infectious Diseases

Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital, Clinical Professor, University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor, RMIT

Dr Katherine Gibney

Infectious 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

Dr Penelope Burns

General Practitioner

Clinical Associate Professor, Australian National University

Conjoint Senior Lecturer Western Sydney University

Prof Cheryl Jones

Paediatrics

Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Prof Tony Korman

Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology

Director, Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash Health

Director, Microbiology, Monash Health

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Monash University

A/Prof Bette Liu

Epidemiology, Public Health

Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, UNSW Sydney

School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

Head, Population Health Group, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Dr Nicholas Silberstein

General Practitioner

General Practitioner, Victoria

Dr James Wood

Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Population Health

Associate Professor, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

Ms Diane Walsh

Consumer Health Issues

Consumers Health Forum, Chair of Northern Territory, Primary Health Network

Prof Tom Snelling

Paediatrics and special risk groups

Director of Health and Clinical Analysis, University of Sydney

Infectious Diseases Physician, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

Ms Kristy Cooper

Senior Nurse Practitioner

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Representative

Primary Health Care / Family Nurse Practitioner

Authorised Tasmanian Immunisation Provider

Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service

Ex-officio members

Name

Area of expertise

Position

Mr Nicholas Stoney

Representative from Department of Health and Aged Care

Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care

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 Louise Flood

Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)

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

Prof. Andrew Wilson

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)

Chair - Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee  

Ms Jo Watson

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)

Deputy Chair - Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Membership guidelines

Statements

COVID-19 vaccination statements

COVID-19 updates

Meetings

ATAGI advice

COVID-19 vaccination – Provider resources

COVID-19 vaccination – Patient resources

Related committees and groups

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) COVID-19 Working Group

View the purpose and membership of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) COVID-19 Working Group.

Contact

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 news@health.gov.au. Individual ATAGI members are not authorised to speak on behalf of ATAGI.

For all other enquiries please email enquiries@health.gov.au.

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