Professor Nicholas Wood MBBS, DCH, MPH, FRACP
Associate Director, Clinical Research and Services – Executive Management Team
Senior Staff Specialist
Staff Specialist/Clinical Lecturer – Vaccine Safety (including AusVaxSafety)
Dr Archana Koirala MBChB, DCH, MIPH, FRACP
Staff Specialist/Clinical Associate Lecturer – Clinical Research
Dr Ketaki Sharma MBBS, MPH, FRACP
Staff Specialist/Clinical Lecturer – Research to Inform Policy
Dr Rama Kandasamy
Staff Specialist/Lecturer – Clinical Research
Deidre Brogan RN, GradDipPublicHealth 
CNC Adverse events service

Deidre Brogan is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with post graduate qualifications in immunisation and paediatrics, and a graduate diploma in public health. She joined NCIRS in 2015 and her current role is working as Immunisation Clinical Nurse Consultant for NSW Immunisation Specialist Services, coordinating the specialist clinical services, providing expert clinical support and vaccine surveillance. She has a special interest in developing services for children who are difficult to vaccinate due to behavioural disorders or needle phobia. She has worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for 27 years as Clinical Nurse Specialist in the area of liver/renal transplantation and the emergency department. She also has worked with the Northern Sydney Public Health School Immunisation Program.

Alexa Dierig
Provisional Fellow

Alexa Dierig is an overseas trained general paediatrician and infectious disease specialist and joined NCIRS in July 2023. She is involved in vaccine clinical trials and is a member of the New South Wales Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS) team.

Last updated January 2024