Nigel Crawford is Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community), a vaccine safety and clinical immunisation research group based at MCRI, Parkville. He has a masters of public health (MPH) from Cardiff University, Wales and a Vaccinology PhD from The University of Melbourne.
The SAEFVIC team is involved in the surveillance and follow-up of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in Victoria. Established in 2007, they have had over 14,000 AEFI reports and have published extensively in the scientific literature regarding vaccine safety.
Nigel is also Medical Head of the Immunisation Service at The Royal Children’s Hospital and an expert in the vaccination of special risk groups (e.g. immunosuppressed patients) and the clinical evaluation of adverse events following immunisation. Nigel has been a member of Australian Technical and Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) since 2014 and is the current chair of the Meningococcal working party.