Raina Macintyre | Professor Of Global Biosecurity And Nhmrc Principal Research Fellow
University of New South Wales

Raina Macintyre, Professor Of Global Biosecurity And Nhmrc Principal Research Fellow, University of New South Wales

Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, M App Epid, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM) is Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW and Professor of Global Biosecurity. She leads a research program in control and prevention of infectious diseases, spanning epidemiology, risk analysis, vaccinology, mathematical modelling, public health and clinical trials. She has over 370 per reviewed publications and sits on national and international expert committees in infectious diseases. She has received many awards including the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize from the Association of Military Surgeons of the US for her work on bioterrorism, the PHAA Immunisation Achievement Award in 2014 and the 2003 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases. She is best known for research in the detailed understanding of the transmission dynamics and prevention of infectious diseases, particularly respiratory pathogens such as influenza, as well as vaccination and vaccine-preventable infections. She leads UNSW VIRL, a research group specialising in vaccination research. She has done many vaccine RCTs, and her areas of research in elderly vaccination include influenza, pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccines.  She also leads a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response.


Day 2, April 8 @ 09:10

Panel: Mandatory vaccination policies around the world, are they working?

  • What has been the impact of the introduction of mandatory vaccination and other policies globally?
    • Has it had a positive impact overall or has it worsened polarization?
  • What have been the most successful strategies for communication?
  • Medical and religious exemptions
  • What is the relationship between the forcefulness of a policy and its impact on the rate of vaccination?
  • Using big data to analyze the spread of misinformation?
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:35 GMT

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