Dr Chris Morgan is a physician working in international public health with special interests in global immunisation, health system strengthening, primary health care, international child health, maternal and newborn care, birth-dose vaccination against hepatitis B, and health-worker education and training.
Chris worked at Burnet from 2001-2020 before taking up a role with Jhpiego, the Johns Hopkins University affiliate, leading their immunisation work in Africa and Asia. Prior to commencing at Burnet, Chris worked in primary health care in Tibet, China (1997-2000), in community health and hospital paediatrics in Nepal (1993-7), having trained as a paediatrician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney (now Children’s Hospital Westmead) from 1984-1992. During that time he undertook additional work in indigenous child health, tropical paediatric specialisation, and developing a child health training program for primary care physicians.
Chris completed his doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine, researching the integration of other services with immunisation, including studies embedded in Burnet’s Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies program in PNG. Chris has coordinated the MPH subject Primary Health Care in Developing Countries from 2003–2013, and continues to support post-graduate education, including coordination of the Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene commencing in 2014.
- 2019: Member, World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Expert Panel for Verification of Hepatitis B Control
- 2019: Member, World Health Organization Technical Advisory Group on Immunization and Vaccine-preventable Diseases in the Western Pacific Region
- 2014: Principal Investigator, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Papua New Guinea
- 2014 – 2018: Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee.
- 2011 – 2012: Chair of AusAID’s China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility (CAHHF) Technical Reference Panel
- 2011 – 2014: Member of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee
- 2010 – 2011: Pacific Product Coordinator, Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
- 2010 – 2013: Product leader - maternal and newborn care for Compass – the Women’s and Children’s Health Knowledge Hub, at Burnet Institute’s Centre for International Health.
- 2008 – 2010: Technical Director, Improving Newborn Care and Birth-dose Vaccination at the Aid-post Level in PNG
- 2007 – 2010 Technical Director, AusAID’s China Australia Health and HIV Facility
- 2004 – 2009: Technical Director, Project Responding to Measles and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases in PNG
- 2004 – 2009: Program Technical Director and then M&E Advisor on the AusAID Tibet Health Sector Support Program.
- 2003: Fellow in the School of Population Health of the University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
- 2003: Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Victoria, Australia
- 2001 – 2004: Child Health and Immunisation Advisor and assistant Project Director (M&E) on the AusAID Women’s and Children’s Health Project in Papua New Guinea
- 2001 – 2004: Consulted with WHO on various aspects of implementation of their Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) program.
- 2017 – 2020: Co-head, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Working Group, Burnet Institute
- 2017 – 2020: Head of International Development, Burnet Institute
- 2001 – 2020: Principal Fellow, Centre of International Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 1997 – 2000: Team Leader, Tibet Primary Health Care and Water Supply Project, TAR, China
- 1993 – 1997: Paediatrician and Community Medical Officer, United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Nepal
- 1991 – 1992: Chief Resident/Assistant Chief Resident, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 1985 – 1989: Paediatric Registrar/RMO, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, New South Wales, Australia
- 1983 – 1984: RMO/Intern, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
- 1991: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- 1990: Diploma in Tropical Child Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom
- 1983: MBBS, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 2017: Burnet Institute, Frank Fenner Award
- 1990: Cicely Williams Medal for Tropical Paediatrics
- Low knowledge of newborn danger signs among pregnant women in Papua New Guinea and implications for health seeking behaviour in early infancy - findings from a longitudinal study.
Eghrari D, Scoullar MJL, Wilson AN, Peach E, Elijah A, Melepia P, SupSup H, Vallely LM, Siba PM, Kennedy EC, Vogel JP, Homer CSE, Robinson LJ, Fowkes FJI, Pomat W, Crabb BS, Beeson JG, Morgan CJ
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2023 Jan; 23(1):71
- COVID-19 vaccine policy development in a sample of 44 countries - Key findings from a December 2021 survey of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs).
Kahn AL, Steffen CA, Henaff L, MacDonald NE, Morgan C, Faden R, Olayinka F, Desai S
Vaccine. 2023 Jan; 41(3):676-683
- Point-of-care HPV DNA testing of self-collected specimens and same-day thermal ablation for the early detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer in women in Papua New Guinea: a prospective, single-arm intervention trial (HPV-STAT).
Vallely AJB, Saville M, Badman SG, Gabuzzi J, Bolnga J, Mola GDL, Kuk J, Wai M, Munnull G, Garland SM, Brotherton JML, Kelly-Hanku A, Morgan C, Toliman PJ, Kombati Z, Kariwiga G, Babona D, Tan G, Simms KT, Cornall AM, Tabrizi SN, Wand H, Guy R, Canfell K, Kaldor JM
Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Sep; 10(9):e1336-e1346
- Controlled temperature chain for vaccination in low- and middle-income countries: a realist evidence synthesis.
Seaman CP, Kahn AL, Kristensen D, Steinglass R, Spasenoska D, Scott N, Morgan C
Bull World Health Organ. 2022 Aug; 100(8):491-502
- UHC-The critical platform towards a healthier and safer future in 2030 and beyond.
Biscoe G, David AM, Effler P, Hong YC, Morgan C, Raviglione MCB, Whittaker MA, Kasai T
Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2022 Aug; 25:100529
- Quality newborn care in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea: measuring early newborn care practices and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Wilson AN, Melepia P, Suruka R, Hezeri P, Kabiu D, Babona D, Wapi P, Spotswood N, Bohren MA, Vogel JP, Kelly-Hanku A, Morgan A, Beeson JG, Morgan C, Vallely LM, Waramin EJ, Scoullar MJL, Homer CSE
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 Jun; 22(1):462
- Evaluating the potential cost-effectiveness of microarray patches to expand access to hepatitis B birth dose vaccination in low-and middle-income countries: A modelling study.
Seaman CP, Mvundura M, Frivold C, Morgan C, Jarrahian C, Howell J, Hellard M, Scott N
PLoS Glob Pub Health. 2022 May; 2(5):e0000394
- Integrating HPV vaccination programs with enhanced cervical cancer screening and treatment, a systematic review.
Wirtz C, Mohamed Y, Engel D, Sidibe A, Holloway M, Bloem P, Kumar S, Brotherton J, Reis V, Morgan C
Vaccine. 2022 Mar; 40(Suppl 1):A116-A123
- Partnership-defined quality approach to companionship during labour and birth in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea: A mixed-methods study
Wilson AN, Melepia P, Suruka R, Hezeri P, Kabiu D, Babona D, Wapi P, Bohren MA, Vogel JP, Kelly-Hanku A, Morgan A, Beeson JG, Morgan C, Spotswood N, Scoullar MJL, Vallely LM, Homer CSE
PLoS Glob Pub Health. 2022 Feb; 2(2):e0000102
- Building the concept for WHO Evidence Considerations for Vaccine Policy (ECVP): Tuberculosis vaccines intended for adults and adolescents as a test case.
Kochhar S, Barreira D, Beattie P, Cavaleri M, Cravioto A, Frick MW, Ginsberg AM, Hudson I, Kaslow DC, Kurtz S, Lienhardt C, Madhi SA, Morgan C, Momeni Y, Patel D, Rees H, Rogalski-Salter T, Schmidt A, Semete-Makokotlela B, Voss G, White RG, Zignol M, Giersing B
Vaccine. 2022 Feb; 40(12):1681-1690
- Integration of other services with human papillomavirus vaccination; lessons from earlier in the life course highlight the need for new policy and implementation evidence.
Morgan C, Giattas MR, Holroyd T, Pfitzer A, Engel D, Sidibe A, Holloway M, Bloem P, Fields R, Shimp L, Kumar S
Vaccine. 2022 Feb; 40:A94-A99
- Promoting adolescent health through integrated human papillomavirus vaccination programs: The experience of Togo.
Engel D, Afeli ADJ, Morgan C, Zeck W, Ross DA, Vyankandondera J, Bloem P, Adjeoda KR
Vaccine. 2022 Jan; 40(Suppl 1):A100-A106
- Point-of-care testing and treatment of sexually transmitted and genital infections during pregnancy in Papua New Guinea (WANTAIM trial): protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a cluster-randomised trial.
Batura N, Saweri OP, Vallely A, Pomat W, Homer C, Guy R, Luchters S, Mola G, Vallely LM, Morgan C, Kariwiga G, Wand H, Rogerson S, Tabrizi SN, Whiley DM, Low N, Peeling RW, Siba PM, Riddell M, Laman M, Bolnga J, Robinson LJ, Morewaya J, Badman S, Kelly-Hanku A, Toliman PJ, Peter W, Peach E, Garland S, Kaldor J, Wiseman V
BMJ Open. 2021 Aug; 11(8):e046308
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