Emma Carey
PAEDS Manager

Emma Carey is a registered nurse. Over the last 24 years, she has worked as a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical nurse unit manager and a nurse manager in neonatal intensive care at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, University College Hospitals London and Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland. Emma joined the PAEDs team in 2021 in her current role as PAEDs Manager.

Kathryn Meredith
Surveillance Nurse

Kathryn Meredith is a registered nurse working in the PAEDS team. She specialised in neonatal intensive care for over 20 years and has generalised paediatric experience. She is a nurse immuniser and also works with the NCIRS Clinical Research team.

Laura Rost RN
Surveillance Nurse

Laura Rost is a registered nurse and has worked at The Children’s Hospital Westmead for the last 35 years. She specialized in neonatal intensive care until 2006 when she joined NCIRS as a clinical trials research nurse and study coordinator for vaccine preventable diseases. Her current role is with the PAEDS team as a surveillance nurse. 

Mehyar Khair Baik BPharm, MPH
Research Officer 

Mehyar Khair Baik is a pharmacist with a Master of Public Health, specialising in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from the University of Melbourne. He is applying his background in infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine safety and disease surveillance in his current position at NCIRS. He supports the PAEDS team in conducting surveillance on selected serious childhood diseases of public health importance and adverse events following immunisation to inform health and enables rapid public health responses. As part of expanding his knowledge and expertise, Mehyar is currently undertaking a Master in Infectious Disease Intelligence at the University of New South Wales.

Renu Ghising BIT, MInfSys
Administration Officer – Clinical & Research

Renu Ghising has worked as a clinical support officer at Concord Repatriation General Hospital since 2019. Prior to working in the health sector, she gained experience in administrative roles in retail industries. She uses her positive attitude and energy to work hard and succeed. Renu also has experience working as a web designer in the past.

Kahla Mellem
Administration Officer, PAEDS
Last updated February 2024