About Dr Tony Walls
Dr Tony Walls is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch and an Infectious Diseases Specialist. He trained in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital, worked at the Harley Street Clinic, and has an M.D. through the University of London.
Since then he has worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, before returning to NZ in 2010. He is an advisor to PHARMAC and the New Zealand Ministry of Health on vaccine policy matters, and is an author on the National Immunisation Handbook.
He is a board member of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and his current research interests include the epidemiology of infections in children, and the safety and efficacy of RSV vaccination given during pregnancy.
Dr Tony Walls is currently employed as a Pediatric Infectious disease specialist and general paediatrician at Christchurch Hospital.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRACP) 2003
Doctor of Medicine (M.D) University of London 2007
Diploma of Child Health (DCH) 1996
Diploma of Tertiary Teaching 2001
Diploma of Epidemiology - University of London 2019
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) - University of Otago 1992
Matatiki - Child & Youth Health Services, Canterbury DHB
Paediatric Society of New Zealand – Chair of the Infection and Immunisation Special Interest Group
Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ANZPID) group – New Zealand rep and lead for the Clinical Research Network (2012 - 2020)
European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) - Board Member (ANZPID Representative) & Member of the Education Committee
Government advisory roles
PHARMAC subcommittee on Immunisations
Ministry of Health technical advisory group on Immunisations
Ministry of Health committee for the verification of elimination of measles
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Tony works from WeCare in Wigram Christchurch.