Dr. Jim Buttery

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 glyccoconjugate 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 an investigator in the Global Vaccine Safety Multi-Country Collaborative Project.

He is head of Infectious Diseases and Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital and Head of Monash Immunisation, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. He leads SAEFVIC, the Victorian immunisation safety service, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University. He is the vice-president of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and serves as a member of the Science Board of the Brighton Collaboration, the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee of the Safety of Vaccines. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, and is trainer for his son’s under 10 football team despite highly dubious sports medicine credentials.