Researcher

Dr Rob Menzies

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Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Rob Menzies has more than 20 years’ experience in communicable disease control, specialising in vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, evaluation of immunisation programs, and applying vaccines to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His research interests include improving immunisation program delivery, continuous quality improvement, and the use of large routine data collections. He is a Chief Investigator...view more

Rob Menzies has more than 20 years’ experience in communicable disease control, specialising in vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, evaluation of immunisation programs, and applying vaccines to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His research interests include improving immunisation program delivery, continuous quality improvement, and the use of large routine data collections. He is a Chief Investigator in a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Population Health - Immunisation in Understudied and Special Risk Populations, focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


My Grants

Chief Investigator, NH&MRC Centre for Research Excellence in Immunisation in Under Serviced and Special Risk Groups, 2012-2016.

Chief Investigator, study funded by BioCSL “VaxSMS – randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of SMS pre-calls and reminders in improving vaccination timeliness”.

Partnership Investigator, ARC Linkage grant: ”Post-implementation economic evaluation of immunisation programs”, 2012-14.

Chief Investigator, NHMRC project grant: “Post-implementation economic evaluation of pneumococcal vaccination in adults”, 2015-2018.

Associate Investigator, NHMRC project grant: “Febrile seizures following vaccination in children: how common are they and what is the long-term clinical outcome?”, 2013-2015.

Associate Investigator, NHMRC Project grant: “Vaccination timeliness in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants: risk factors for delayed vaccination and impact on disease burden—a record linkage study”, 2015-2017.


My Qualifications

B. App. Bio

MPH

PhD


My Awards

Cross Cultural Public Health Award (University of Sydney School of Public Health) 2004

Best poster award, Communicable Disease Control Conference 2005

GSK Immunisation Grant 2018


My Research Activities

Use of MedicineInsight to evaluate the National Immunisation Program

Use of CAT Plus clinical audit tool to improve vaccination coverage in adults and hard-to-reach groups

Automated electronic reporting of notifiable conditions from General Practice


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Masters, PhD.

New opportunities:

Use of data electronically extracted from GP clinics for public health surveillance and epidemiological studies

Use of continuous quality improvement frameworks to improve immunisation coverage in hard-to-reach groups


Currently supervising

Immunisation coverage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and characteristics of health services associated with high coverage (PhD)

Pandemic influenza in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (PhD)

Impact of transition from GAVI-eligible to ineligible status in countries of the Western Pacific Region (DrPH)

A methodological framework for health policy evaluation (DrPH)

Strategies for reducing morbidity amongst cardiology patients (DrPH)

Factors associated with mortality amongst Aboriginal children admitted to NSW Children's hospitals (MPH)

Evaluating the National Immunisation Program using MedicineInsight (PhD)

Provider and patient reminders to improve vaccination coverage in hard-to-reach adults (ILP)

Surveillance and assessment of Adverse events Following Immunisation using MedicineInsight (PhD)

 

 

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Contact

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