NigelCrawford@2xAssociate Professor Nigel Crawford initiated the development of MVEC with the aim of providing up-to-date immunisation information for healthcare professionals, parents and members of the public.

Having completed his medical undergraduate studies at Flinders University, Adelaide, he has a masters of public health from Cardiff University, Wales and a Vaccinology PhD from The University of Melbourne. He has published extensively in scientific literature regarding immunisation and vaccine safety. 

He is currently the Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community), a vaccine safety and clinical immunisation research group based at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. The SAEFVIC team is involved in the surveillance and follow-up of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in Victoria.

He is also the Head of the Immunisation Service at The Royal Children’s Hospital and an expert in the vaccination of special risk groups (e.g. immunosuppressed patients) and the clinical evaluation of adverse events following immunisation.

Nigel has been a member of ATAGI (Australian Technical and Advisory Group on Immunisation) since 2014 and is the current chair of the Meningococcal working party.

The content of MVEC reflects a collaboration of information prepared by immunisation pediatricians and adult physicians, immunisation nurses, infectious disease specialists, allergy specialists and infection control teams. Our clinical services are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Immunisation Section. These funds also assist in the development of MVEC.

Associate Professor Nigel Crawford
Head of Immunisation Services, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Consultant Paediatrician BMBS, FRACP, MPH, PhD
Director, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Honorary Principle Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne