NIC Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference of the National Immunisation Committee are to:
- Lead policy development and evaluation with respect to implementation of the National Immunisation Program and provide advice on strategic directions. Although NIP vaccines are the main focus and priority of the NIC, this does not preclude consideration of implementation issues for other vaccines.
- Consult and collaborate with stakeholders and other peak immunisation related committees (including the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation - ATAGI and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia - CDNA) in the development of national immunisation priorities, strategies and service delivery.
- Provide advice on communication strategies and materials for informing providers and the community about immunisation policy and programs.
- Establish task-oriented and/or time-limited working groups as required.
Current NIC Membership (at 17 February 2017)
|Dr Masha Somi||Chair, Department of Health Representative||Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Department of Health|
|Dr Vicky Sheppeard||Deputy Chair, Jurisdictional Representative, CDNA Nominee||Director, Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)|
|Ms Carolyn Banks||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Communicable Diseases Control Business and Immunisation Health Protection Service, Australian Capital Territory Health|
|Mr Stephen Pellissier||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Health Protection Branch, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria|
|Ms Karen Booth||Technical Representative||President of the Board, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)|
|Ms Sue Campbell-Lloyd||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Immunisation Unit, New South Wales Health|
|Dr Jane Cook||Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) Representative||Head, Post-Market Surveillance Branch , Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA)|
|Dr Rosalie Schultz||Technical Representative||Member, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)|
|Ms Simone Duncombe||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania|
|Prof Paul Effler||Jurisdictional Representative||Medical Coordinator, Prevention and Control Program, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia|
|Ms Janice Finlayson||Member Representative||Queensland State Representative, Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses Australia ( MCaFHNA)|
|Dr Pauline Glover||Member Representative||Member, Australian College of Midwives ( ACM)|
|Mr Ian Hawkins||Member Representative||Member, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)|
|Dr Anne Wilson||Member Representative||Member, Australian Medical Association (AMA)|
|Ms Katrina Clark||Member Representative||National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)|
|Ms Alison Marcus||Consumer Representative||Member, Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF)|
|Prof. Peter McIntyre||Member Representative||Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)|
|Dr Dennis Pashen||Technical Representative||Member, Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)|
|Ms Karen Peterson||Jurisdictional Representative||Manager, Queensland Health Immunisation Program, Communicable Diseases Unit, Chief Health Officer Branch, Queensland Health|
|Ms Maureen Watson||Jurisdictional Representative||Nursing Director, Immunisation Section, Communicable Disease Control Branch, Department of Health, South Australia|
|Dr Rosalind Webby||Jurisdictional Representative||Head of Immunisation, Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health, Northern Territory|
|NACCHO Representative||Vacant||Member, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)|
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848-MDP 13
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Email: NIC Secretariat