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Co-Head, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology; Program Head, Infections and Vaccines; Epidemiology Lead, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

BSc (Hons) GradDipClinEpi PhD

Dr Hannah Moore is Program Head, Infections and Vaccines and Head of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Team within the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia. She is a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow and was named as an Emerging Research Leader at the Telethon Kids Institute. She is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with The University of Western Australia, where she completed her PhD in 2011. Her passion for research involves using large population-based datasets to investigate how to prevent and reduce serious respiratory and other infectious diseases in children.

Dr Moore has successfully negotiated with various data linkage stakeholders across Australia and was pivotal in the first ever linkages with routine laboratory data to population-based administrative health datasets including perinatal data collections, birth and death records, hospital records, emergency department records and national immunisation records. Using these data, which includes the only population-based RSV dataset in Australia, Dr Moore pioneered the first dynamic transmission model for RSV using these unique data. Dr Moore and her team at the Telethon Kids Institute are developing knowledge of how best to identify pathogen-specific burden of disease using administrative data, risk factors for infection and evaluating the real-world vaccine effectiveness of immunisation programs on a population basis. Her team has contributed to maternal influenza vaccination policy through showing that antenatal influenza vaccine does not result in adverse birth outcomes and is currently contributing to national seasonal influenza vaccination policy though their involvement in a collaborative network across Australia.

Dr Moore has gained experience in community consultation and received numerous early career awards, most notably a Fellowship to attend the 64th Meeting of Nobel Laureates, training in advanced vaccinology at the Fondation Merieux and in 2015 was named the Woodside Early Career Scientist at the Premier’s Science Awards.