Professor Jim Buttery is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and vaccinologist who trained in Melbourne, Australia and Oxford, United Kingdom. He has been involved in the development of multiple vaccine candidates including Meningococcal and Pneumococcal glycol-conjugate vaccines, Japanese encephalitis vaccines, and is an investigator in the development program of the RV3 candidate Rotavirus in trials in New Zealand and Indonesia. He has worked as a consultant for WHO in vaccine safety and is a member of the Strategic Priority Group for the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative and is an investigator in the Global Vaccine Safety Multi-country Collaborative Project.
Professor Buttery is Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology at Monash University. He is the Head of Infection and Immunity and the Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital, and also the Head of Monash Immunisation at Monash Health.
He leads SAEFVIC, the Victorian immunisation safety service. He is president of the World Society of Paediatric Infectious diseases, and the Australian Advisory Committee of the safety of vaccines. He is a member of the Medical Specialist Advisory Committee. Professor Buttery has over 120 peer reviewed publications.