Associate Professor Nikki Mary Turner

MBChB, Dip Obs Auck., DCH London., FRNZCGP., MPH Hons MD Auck.

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Director - IMAC

Biography

Nikki is an academic General Practitioner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) and a Associate Professor in the Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland. She is also an honorary Associate Professor for the University of Otago, Wellington. Her roles include Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) at the University of Auckland. She has developed and evolved IMAC from its inception in 1996 into a national communication, coordination, education and research centre.  She works part time as a General Practitioner at the NUHS Broadway clinic in Strathmore, Wellington                 

Nikki's academic interests are in immunisation, primary health care and preventive child health. She represents the RNZCGP (College of General Practitioners) in child health interests, and is a health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group. She is a member of the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and Chair of the Measles and Rubella elimination subcommittee.

 

Research | Current

  • Immunisation
  • Preventative child health
  • Primary healthcare

 

Distinctions/Honours

MPH honors, MD

Responsibilities

Associate Professor, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland

Director, The Immunisation Advisory Centre

General Practitioner, Wellington

Areas of expertise

Immunisation, Primary Care, Preventative child health

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member of the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group  of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation
  • Chair of the Measles Rubella subcommittee to SAGE, WHO
  • Member of the PTAC Immunisation subcommittee, for Pharmac and the Ministry of Health
  • Chair of the New Zealand National Verification Committee (NVC) for measles and rubella
  • Member of the QIF Expert Advisory Group  for the Ministry of Health WellChild Tamariki Ora programme
  • Member of the Homecare Medical (HCM) clinical governance committee
  • Health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Turner, N. (2019). A measles epidemic in New Zealand: Why did this occur and how can we prevent it occurring again?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132 (1504) Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49049
  • Petousis-Harris, H., Jiang, Y., Yu, L., Watson, D., Walls, T., Turner, N., ... Griffin, J. B. (2019). A Retrospective Cohort Study of Safety Outcomes in New Zealand Infants Exposed to Tdap Vaccine in Utero. Vaccines, 7 (4).10.3390/vaccines7040147
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Howe, Helen Petousis-Harris, Yannan Jiang
  • Nowlan, M., Willing, E., & Turner, N. (2019). Influences and policies that affect immunisation coverage-a summary review of literature. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132 (1501), 79-88. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48705
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mary Nowlan
  • Dowell, A. C., Menning, L., MacDonald, N., & Turner, N. (2019). An evolution in thinking to support the post 2020 global vaccine strategy: The application of complexity and implementation science. Vaccine, 37 (31), 4236-4240. 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.096
  • Charania, N. A., Paynter, J., Lee, A. C., Watson, D. G., & Turner, N. M. (2019). Vaccine-Preventable Disease-Associated Hospitalisations Among Migrant and Non-migrant Children in New Zealand. Journal of immigrant and minority health10.1007/s10903-019-00888-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janine Paynter, Arier Lee
  • Huang, Q. S., Bandaranayake, D., Wood, T., Newbern, E. C., Seeds, R., Ralston, J., ... Todd, A. (2019). Risk Factors and Attack Rates of Seasonal Influenza Infection: Results of the Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) Seroepidemiologic Cohort Study. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 219 (3), 347-357. 10.1093/infdis/jiy443
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47222
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Barbara McArdle, Cameron Grant, Adrian Trenholme, Jazmin Duque
  • Petousis-Harris, H., Howe, A. S., Paynter, J., Turner, N., & Griffin, J. (2019). Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Turning the Tide on Inequity: A Retrospective Cohort Study of New Zealand Children Born 2006-2015. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 68 (5), 818-826. 10.1093/cid/ciy570
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43694
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janine Paynter, Helen Petousis-Harris, Anna Howe
  • Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) (2018). Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, October 2018 - Conclusions and Recommendations. Weekly Epidemiological Record, 93 (49), 661-680. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46013

Identifiers

Contact details

Alternative contact

Department of Primary Care and General Practice

University of Otago, Wellinton

PO Box 7343

Newtown

Wellington

 

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 8.30 tll 5.

Most days I am based in the Wellington office, Level 8, Peterwick Tower, 38 Waring Taylor St, Wellington CBD

Tuesdays: clinical day at NUHS Broadway, Strathmore, Wellington

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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