Researcher

Dr Heather Frances Gidding

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr Heather Gidding is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and biostatistician. Her main areas of interest include the use of routinely collected data for epidemiological research, in particular using data linkage methods, to examine the impact of vaccination programs. She is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW.


My Qualifications

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Dr Heather Gidding is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and biostatistician. Her main areas of interest include the use of routinely collected data for epidemiological research, in particular using data linkage methods, to examine the impact of vaccination programs. She is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW.


My Qualifications

BAppSc (BIOMED), GradDipEpidBiostats, MAppEpid, PhD


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Quantitative infectious diseases epidemiology, especially related to vaccine preventable diseases

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Location

School of Public Health & Community Medicine
Room 207 l Samuels Building l Gate 11, Botany Street, Randwick
The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

Contact

02 9385 2445
02 9313 6185

Research Activities

To optimise the health and cost benefits of Australia’s immunisation program, accurate data are required about how well the program is performing. Currently, this information is derived from stand-alone databases about vaccine coverage (the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) and several separate databases about the occurrence of vaccine preventable diseases. We aim to link these datasets, for a cohort of children in Western Australia and New South Wales, to enable more accurate and detailed studies on the relationship between vaccination uptake, timeliness of vaccination, and…