Associate Professor Jim BUTTERY is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and vaccinologist who trained in Melbourne, Australia and Oxford, UK. He has been involved in the development of multiple vaccine candidates, including meningococcal and pneumococcal glycol-conjugate vaccines, Japanese encephalitis vaccines, and is an investigator in the development program of the RV3 candidate rotavirus vaccine in trials in New Zealand and Indonesia. He has worked as a consultant for WHO in vaccine safety and is a member of the Strategic Priority Group for the Global Vaccines Safety Initiative and is an investigator in the Global Vaccine Safety Multi-Country Collaborative Project.
A/Prof Buttery is head of infection and Immunity, and Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital and head of Monash Immunisation, Monash Health. He leads SAEFVIC, the Victorian Immunisation safety service, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University. He is the President of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and serves as a member of the Science Board of the Brighton Collaboration, and the Australian Advisory Committee on the Safety of Vaccines. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications.