Our collaborators About us Main navigation Our purpose Our history Funding and governance Our collaborators PAEDS network The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney (PAEDS Coordinating Centre) Investigators Professor Kristine Macartney Associate Professor Nick Wood Dr Philip Britton Professor Robert Booy Professor Elizabeth Elliott (APSU) Professor Peter McIntyre Dr Helen Quinn PAEDS coordinating team Nicole Dinsmore Jocelynne McRae Gemma Saravanos Surveillance nurses Laura Rost Kathy Meredith PhD students Samantha Carlson Jocelynne McRae Gemma Saravanos Lucy Deng Ryan Lucas Masters students Dr James Bao National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Investigators Associate Professor Nigel Crawford, Dr Daryl Cheng, Alissa McMinn Surveillance nurses: Alissa McMinn, Donna Lee Perth Children’s Hospital, Perth Investigators Professor Peter Richmond, Associate Professor Christopher Blyth, Dr Tom Snelling Surveillance nurses Jennifer Kent Cazz Finucane PhD student Dan Norman Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide Investigators Associate Professor Helen Marshall Surveillance nurses Chris Heath Mary Walker Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Investigators Associate Professor Julia Clark Dr Anne Kynaston Dr Adam Irwin Surveillance nurses Sonia Dougherty Sara Cook Natasha Doran Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Investigators Dr Joshua Francis Surveillance nurse Laura Francis Monash Health, Melbourne Investigators Associate Professor Jim Buttery Surveillance nurse Karen Bellamy Associate investigators, collaborators and contributors The success of the partnership across multiple jurisdictions is evidenced by PAEDS being in operation for more than 10 years. PAEDS is privileged to work with several associate investigators, collaborators and contributors in the following conditions: Acute childhood encephalitis Professor Cheryl Jones, Dr Philip Britton, Dr Marino Festa, Professor Russell Dale and Rebecca Burrell (The Children's Hospital at Westmead). Acute flaccid paralysis Dr Bruce Thorley and Linda Hobday (Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory), members of the Polio Expert Panel of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) Febrile seizures Dr Belinda Barton (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead), Professor Ingrid Scheffer and Professor Samuel Berkovic (Epilepsy Research Centre, Melbourne) [NHMRC grant: 1049557] Gram-negative blood stream infectionsDr Adam Irwin (The University of Queensland) Invasive group A streptococcus disease Professor Andrew Steer and Ciara Baker (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute) Influenza Associate Professor Allen Cheng and FluCAN investigators, Professor Alison Kesson (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead) Invasive meningococcal disease Dr Bing Wang (Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide) Kawasaki disease Associate Professor Davinder Singh-Grewal, Dr Ryan Lucas (The Children’s Hospital Westmead), Professor David Burgner (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute) Varicella and herpes zoster Dr Cheryl Toi and Professor Dominic Dwyer (Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research) Acknowledgements The PAEDS Network acknowledges all the heads of diagnostic microbiology laboratories and all clinical departments at each of our PAEDS hospitals. The assistance of these and other hospital staff facilitate timely and complete collection of information on children with all the serious conditions for which PAEDS conducts surveillance. We also wish to extend particular thanks to our former PAEDS investigators and coordinators/nurses for their hard work and valuable contributions.