School of Population Health

Well Child Health

The Well Child Health Research Stream is centred at the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) which in turn sits within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care. The research team support all communication activities of this organisation with the priority of providing the best available evidence-based information on vaccines, vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases to health professionals and the wider community as well as investigate the social impacts of immunisation and the diseases they prevent.

Broader research activities recognise the need for a multidisciplinary approach for the delivery of any public health programme. The Well Child Research Group consists of partnerships both within the department and across the University, other academic institutions, the primary care setting and the wider community.

Key areas of research include:

  • social aspects of immunisation programmes including knowledge, attitudes, media and barriers to services
  • interventions to improve immunisation coverage
  • vaccine reactogenicity Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology.


For more information about immunisation research contact: