Nigel is a consultant paediatrician and Head of the Immunisation service at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He completed a Masters of Public Health at Cardiff University (2006) and vaccinology PhD at the University of Melbourne (2011).

He is also Director of SAEFVIC, the Victorian vaccine safety service, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and helped establish the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC).

Nigel is a Professor at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and his research interested include vaccine safety, immunisation of special risk groups and emerging infections that may soon be vaccine preventable, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

He has been a member of the local NITAG- the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) since 2014; becoming Chair in 2021.