Dr Thomas Snelling
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Dr Tom Snelling is a paediatric infectious diseases physician at Princess Margaret Hospital and NHMRC Frank Fenner Early Career Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. His work has a strong focus on vaccine-related questions in relation to Aboriginal and international child health, in particular the evaluation of vaccination and other public health strategies to minimise the burden of infectious diseases. His PhD studied the impact of vaccination in reducing gastroenteritis in remote Australian settings. His post-doctoral work will investigate optimal schedules for delivering rotavirus vaccines in remote Australia and in resource poor settings. He is also investigating the safety of pertussis vaccination in early infancy, and the relationship (if any) with the risk of allergic disease.

His contribution to the CRE is on the application of case-control and other epidemiological methods to answer vaccine-related policy-driven questions, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and international child health. He is convening the National Indigenous Immunisation Research Workshop in November 2013.

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Associated Stream
Neonatal, Parental vaccination strategies
Aboriginal and Torres Islander children