PAEDS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health with contributions from the state health departments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Funding from NHMRC grants supplements certain surveillance activities:
NHMRC CRE (1079575) 2016-2020: Centre of Research Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID). Sorrell T, Jones C.
NHMRC Project Grant (1099618) 2016-18: The Phylodynamics of Human Enteroviruses: Informing Vaccine Effectiveness and Outbreak Preparedness. Homes E, Jones C, Dwyer D.
NHMRC Project Grant (1049557) 2012-2015: Febrile seizures following vaccination in children: How common are they and what is the long term clinical outcome? Wood N, Buttery J, Gold M, Richmond P, Crawford N, Barton B, Macartney K.
NHMRC CRE (1001021) 2011-2016: Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infections. Iredell, Sorell, Booy, Gilbert, Kerridge, Dwyer, Webb, Sintchenko, Jones, Bennet.
NHMRC Project Grant (1011942) 2011-2014: Evolution of pertussis epidemics and effect of genotypes on infection. Lan R, Sintchenko V, Gilbert G, McIntyre P, Marshall H, Wood N
NHMRC Project Grant (633028) 2009: Characterisation of H1N1 influenza 09 in hospitalised children using Paediatric Active Enhanced Diseases Surveillance. Elliott E, Booy R, McIntyre P, Zurynski Y, Buttery J, Richmond P, Gold M, Marshall H, Royle J, Wood N.
Australian Government Department of Health Contracts for AusVaxSafety: (surveillance of the safety of influenza and pertussis vaccines in children) – provide funding for analysis of severe acute neurologic events following immunisation.
PAEDS is privileged to work with several associate investigators, collaborators and contributors.
Dr Bruce Thorley and Ms Linda Hobday (Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory), members of the Polio Expert Panel of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)
Dr Cheryl Toi and Professor Dominic Dwyer (Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research)
Professor Julie Bines, Dr Margie Danchin, Dr Katherine Lee, Professor John Carlin (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne)
Associate Professor Vitali Sintchenko (Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research) and Associate Professor Ruiting Lan (University of New South Wales)
Dr Belinda Barton (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead), Professor Ingrid Scheffer and Professor Samuel Berkovic (Epilepsy Research Centre, Melbourne) [NHMRC grant: 1049557]
Professor Cheryl Jones, Dr Philip Britton, Dr Marino Festa, Professor Russell Dale, Dr Gulam Khandaker, and Suzy Teutsch (The Children's Hospital at Westmead).
Associate Professor Allen Cheng and FluCAN investigators, Professor Alison Kesson (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead)
Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski who retired from PAEDS in 2015. Yvonne played an instrumental role in the development and inception of PAEDS in 2007. Yvonne’s outstanding knowledge, research experience and leadership have assisted in the continued growth of PAEDS and she played pivotal roles in the surveillance of conditions such as acute flaccid paralysis and pandemic influenza in 2009. We wish to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to Yvonne for the solid foundation she helped establish for PAEDS.
We also wish to acknowledge all the heads of diagnostic microbiology laboratories and emergency departments at each of our PAEDS hospitals. The assistance of these and other hospital personnel facilitate timely and complete collection of information on children with all the serious conditions for which PAEDS conducts surveillance.
And finally, we wish to extend particular thanks to our former PAEDS investigators and coordinators/nurses for their hard work and valuable contributions.