Our people About us Main navigation Our purpose Our history Funding and governance Our people The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney - PAEDS Coordinating Centre Professor Kristine Macartney, Chief Principal Investigator Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), paediatrician and infectious disease specialist Associate Professor Nick Wood, Principal Investigator Staff specialist general paediatrician and Associate Professor and Academic Lead (Higher Degree Research) in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney Dr Philip Britton, Principal Investigator Paediatric infectious diseases physician and early-career researcher Emma Carey, PAEDS Manager Laura Rost, Surveillance and Research Nurse Kathryn Meredith, Surveillance and Research Nurse Kahla Mellem, Administration Officer The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick Dr Brendan McMullan, Principal Investigator Nicole Kerly, Site Coordinator / Surveillance and Research Nurse The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Associate Professor Nigel Crawford, Principal Investigator Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community) Alissa McMinn, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse Perth Children’s Hospital, Perth Associate Professor Christopher Blyth, Principal Investigator Head of Infectious Diseases at Perth Children’s Hospital Professor Peter Richmond, Principal Investigator Caroline Finucane, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse Lorraine Flynn, Surveillance and Research Nurse Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide Associate Professor Helen Marshall, Principal Investigator Director, Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, VIRTU Chris Heath, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse Mary Walker, Surveillance and Research Nurse Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Associate Professor Julia Clark, Principal Investigator Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Dr Anne Kynaston, Principal Investigator Paediatrician - Senior Medical Officer Sonia Dougherty, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse Sara Cook, Surveillance and Research Nurse Natasha Doran, Surveillance and Research Nurse Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Dr Joshua Francis, Principal Investigator Laura Francis, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse Monash Health, Victoria Dr Jeremy Carr, Principal Investigator Karen Bellamy, Site Coordinator/Surveillance and Research Nurse 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.