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Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinician Researcher, Research Fellow, Raine Fellow, Deputy Director of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases


Dr Charlie McLeod is an Infectious Diseases Paediatrician, Year 1 post-doctoral researcher and recent recipient of a RAINE clinical research fellowship (2021-24) with emergent expertise in patient-centred research and novel clinical trial methodology.

Dr McLeod is a Deputy Director at the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, based at Telethon Kids Institute, and of a member of the Centre's Infectious Diseases Implementation Research (IDIR) team. IDIR forms part of the Adaptive Health Intelligence (AHI) collaboration, which includes the Health and Clinical Analytics unit at the University of Sydney. AHI supports the design and implementation of embedded clinical trials using innovative trial methodologies and analytical approaches to create ‘learning health systems’ to simultaneously generate and translate high-quality evidence to inform practice and policy.

Dr McLeod is also an elected representative of the Scientific and Safety Committee at the Child and Adolescent Health Service HREC.