Prof. Raina MacIntyre
Raina MacIntyre is Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. She leads a research program focused on the control and prevention of epidemics, pandemics, bioterrorism, and emerging infections.
A graduate of Australia’s field epidemiology training program, Raina has extensive experience in outbreak investigation and control. She sits on the editorial boards of Vaccine, BMJ Open and Epidemiology & Infection, and her AI-driven epidemic observatory, EPIWATCH, harnesses open-source data for early detection of serious outbreaks.
Raina has led a large body of clinical trial, modelling and experimental research on vaccines and face masks for the prevention of respiratory transmissible infections. She is currently a member of the WHO COVID-19 Vaccine Composition Technical Advisory group and WHO SAGE smallpox and monkeypox working group.