Prof. Nikki Turner

Director

Prof. Nikki Turner

MBChB MPH Dib Obs DCH MD FRNZCGP

I am an academic General Practitioner and Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), University of Auckland.

My interests are in immunisation, equity and primary health care. I live in Wellington and work part time as a General Practitioner at NUHS Broadway Clinic in Wellington.

I have developed and evolved the Immunisation Advisory Centre since its inception 23 years ago. IMAC is the national centre for advice, clinical guidance, quality standards,  coordination, education and training and promotion for vaccines and the national schedule programme.

I am also on several national advisory groups for immunisation and  COVID vaccines for the Ministry of Health, Pharmac and MBIE. Until 2020 I was a member of the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and Chair of the SAGE Working Group on Measles and Rubella elimination.

Academically I am widely published with over 100 academic publications in the arenas of immunisation, vaccinology, and child health. I represent the RNZCGP (College of General Practitioners) in child health interests, and am a health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group.