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Program Head, Infection and Vaccines

OAM BSc (Hons) GradDipClinEpi PhD

A/Prof Hannah Moore OAM is Program Head, Infections and Vaccines at the Telethon Kids Institute; Co-Head of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology team within the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids Institute and Associate Professor at the School of Population Health, Curtin University, in Perth, Western Australia.

She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Western Australia, where she was awarded her PhD in epidemiology in 2011. A/Prof Moore has held research grants and fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council and Western Australian and Commonwealth Departments of Health. In 2021 she was awarded a 5-year fellowship from the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation and is a current WA Emerging Leader Fellow with funding from the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund through the WA Near-miss Awards program.

Her passion for research involves using population-based data to investigate how to recognise, prevent and reduce serious respiratory and other infectious diseases in children through estimating burden of disease and evaluating the effectiveness of vaccination programs. She has developed expertise in identifying the pathogen-specific burden of respiratory infections with a particular focus on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in young children. Her epidemiology research on RSV was pivotal in WA Governments’ decision to establish the first and most comprehensive RSV infant immunisation program in the nation.  

Raising awareness of RSV, understanding community burden and evaluating the impact of prevention measures is now a major focus of her research program, partly funded by a $2.5M Perron Program Grant. She has previously contributed to state and national influenza vaccination policy. 

In 2020 A/Prof Moore joined the Strep A Vaccine Global Consortium (SAVAC) to increase knowledge and awareness of the global burden of Group A Streptococcal diseases. She now holds an activity lead position in the US$11M-funded SAVAC 2.0.

A/Prof has received training in advanced vaccinology from the Fondation Merieux. She has been awarded >$19M in competitive research grants, co-authored >140 papers, was TEDxPerth 2018 speaker, recipient of a WA Young Tall Poppy Award (2013) and the WA Premiers Science Early Career Scientist Award (2015). In 2024, she was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to epidemiology as a researcher.