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WHO WE ARE

We are a centre of excellence of academic research in immunisation, based at SPHCM UNSW. We are recognised international leaders in immunisation and vaccinology research.  Our largest area of strength is adult immunisation, with a focus on high risk and vulnerable populations including the elderly, migrants, refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, immunosuppressed people and health workers. Our research expertise spans clinical trials, epidemiology, mathematical modeling, health economics, big data, data linkage, social and behavioural research as well as policy and evaluation. 

We conduct research, advocacy and teaching in immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases, and provide expert consultation in this area.

From 2011-2016 many of us were part of a 5-year NHMRC Centre for Research excellence in Immunisation. UNSW VIRL builds on the work of that centre

Mission statement

To reduce the immunisation gap between adults and children through research, teaching and advocacy, with a special focus on the elderly, high risk and vulnerable populations.

The UNSW VIRL Team

Professor Raina MacIntyre

Professor Raina MacIntyre

Professor of infectious diseases epidemiology

02 9385 3811

r.macintyre@unsw.edu.au

Prof Mary Louise McLaws

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws

Professor of epidemiology

02 93852586

M.mclaws@unsw.edu.au

Prof William Rawlinson

Professor William Rawlinson

Senior Medical Virologist and the Director of Virology

+61 2 9382 9113

w.rawlinson@unsw.edu.au

A/Professor James Wood

A/Professor James Wood

Associate professor

02 93858769

james.wood@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof Virginia Wiseman

A/Professor Virginia Wiseman

Associate Professor

02 93859801

v.wiseman@unsw.edu.au

Dr Robin Turner

Dr Robin Turner

Senior Lecturer

02 93858756

r.turner@unsw.edu.au

Dr Holly Seale

Dr Holly Seale

Senior Lecturer

02 9385 3129

h.seale@unsw.edu.au

Dr Alex Rosewell

Dr Alex Rosewell

Senior Lecturer

02 93853942

a.rosewell@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof Anthony Newall

A/Professor Anthony Newall

Associate Professor

02 938558716

a.newall@unsw.edu.au

Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan

Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan

Associate Lecturer

02 9385 3944

Padmanesan@unsw.edu.au

Dr David Muscatello

Dr David Muscatello

Senior Lecturer

02 9385 8659

david.muscatello@unsw.edu.au

Dr Rob Menzies

Dr Rob Menzies

Senior Lecturer

02 93853480

r.menzies@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof Bette Liu

A/Professor Bette Liu

NHMRC Research fellow

02 9385 0546

bette.liu@unsw.edu.au

Ms Telphia Joseph

Ms Telphia Joseph

Associate Lecturer

02 9385 3197

t.joseph@unsw.edu.au

Dr Anita Heywood

Dr Anita Heywood

Senior Lecturer

02 9385 3667

a.heywood@unsw.edu.au

A/Prof David Heslop

A/Professor David Heslop

Associate Professor

02 93853499

d.heslop@unsw.edu.au

A/Professor Heather Gidding

A/Professor Heather Gidding

NHMRC fellow research Fellow

02 9385 2445

hgidding@unsw.edu.au

Ms Chau Bui

Ms Chau Bui

Research Assistant

+ 61 2 9385 3486

chau.bui@unsw.edu.au

Dr Abrar Chughtai

Dr Abrar Chughtai

Research Fellow

02 93851009

abrar.chughtai@unsw.edu.au

Contact Us

Dr Rob Menzies

Dr Rob Menzies

Senior Lecturer

02 93853480

r.menzies@unsw.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Kpozehouen

Dr Elizabeth Kpozehouen

Research Associate

02 9385 1192

e.kpozehouen@unsw.edu.au