Our history

The Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA) was established in April 2019. Key immunisation experts and partners from multiple Australian universities and research institutes held consultations in 2018 and early 2019 on the value of having a harmonised and integrated approach to support immunisation activities in our region (broadly defined as the Asia and Pacific regions). As a result of these consultations, the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), in collaboration with these experts and partners, led to the formalisation of an alliance, called ARIA.

ARIA was informally launched in October 2019 at an inaugural face-to -face meeting of members in Sydney, Australia.

ARIA members are Australia’s leading experts in the field of immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), widely recognised for their regional and international expertise.

ARIA launch
The Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA) was officially launched at the inaugural face-to-face meeting in October 2019. From left to right: Chloé  Damon (NCIRS), Julie Leask (The University of Sydney), Nigel Crawford (Murdoch Children's Research Institute), Chris Morgan (Burnet Institute), Fiona Russell (Murdoch Children's Research Institute), Kristine Macartney (NCIRS), Sarah Sheridan (NCIRS), Margie Danchin (Murdoch Children's Research Institute), Meru Sheel (Australian National University) and Heidi Williams (NCIRS). 

Visit the Our members page to find out more about ARIA members.


Last updated December 2022