Professor Paul Griffin

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Paul Griffin is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Infectious Diseases at the University of Queensland and Mater Hospitals, South Brisbane, Australia. He has fellowships in Infectious Diseases from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, in Clinical Microbiology from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and from the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. Paul is an experienced clinical trial investigator having fulfilled the role of Principal Investigator on over 150 clinical trials and investigator on over 200, particularly in Infectious Diseases including novel vaccines and now 8 COVID-19 vaccines. Paul has published nearly 100 publications with approximately 5000 citations giving a h-index of 29 and i-10 index of 43. He has also published more than 10 book chapters and recently co-authored a book “Frontiers of COVID-19, Scientific and Clinical Aspects of the Novel Coronavirus 2019” published by Springer. As a Clinical Microbiologist he maintains an active interest in diagnostic microbiology with a focus on clinical applications of faecal microbiome metagenomic sequencing. As a board member and scientific advisory board member of the immunisation coalition, Paul has an active interest in vaccine education and advocacy and has become a trusted media authority and spokesperson across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. While performing clinical and research duties, Paul has also devoted time to inform, educate and reassure the community via a wide range of media appearances. He has featured regularly on prominent Australian programs across television, radio, print and online including The Project, Sunrise, Today Show, A Current Affair, and ABC, and internationally including the BBC and Canada’s CTV.