Associate Professor Margie Danchin
“I feel passionate about empowering pregnant women to access information that answers their questions about vaccines in pregnancy and for their children. As a mum of four, I know how exhausting it can be once you take your baby home, so it’s important that this information is available and accessible to women early, before delivery. I also want mothers to feel comfortable discussing vaccines with their midwife or GP and to feel these conversations are effective and provide the best, most up-to-date evidence. We hope MumBubvax provides this for mothers.”
Margie currently works as a General and Immunisation Paediatrician at Melbourne’s Royal Children's Hospital in the Department of Medicine and as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). She obtained her PhD in 2006 after completing a fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Margie has extensive expertise in vaccine research focused on clinical trials, vaccine safety and vaccine social science. Margie’s primary research focus is to develop new interventions in partnership with parents, providers and the community to improve vaccine confidence and uptake among different populations and in different settings including pregnancy, primary care, for high-risk children and in developing country settings. Margie is a trusted and public face of vaccine confidence and acceptance in Australia and is passionate about improving maternal and child health through effective vaccine communication.