A/Prof Heather Gidding

NHMRC Research Fellow, program lead for ‘epidemiology, statistics and clinical trials’.

A/Prof Heather Gidding is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and biostatistician. Her main areas of interest include the use of routinely collected data for epidemiological research, in particular using data linkage methods, to examine the impact of vaccination programs. She is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW.
Qualifications : BAppSc (BIOMED), GradDipEpidBiostats, MAppEpid, PhD
Keywords:  vaccine preventable diseases, epidemiology, record linkage



Journal articles

Moore CL;Gidding HF;Jin F;Mao L;Petoumenos K;Zablotska IB;Poynten IM;Prestage G;Law MG;Grulich AE;Amin J, 2016, 'Patterns of Drug Use and Drug-related Hospital Admissions in HIV-Positive and -Negative Gay and Bisexual Men', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 20, pp. 2372 - 2386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-016-1303-3

Moore CL;Grulich AE;Prestage G;Gidding HF;Jin F;Petoumenos K;Zablotska IB;Poynten IM;Mao L;Law MG;Amin J, 2016, 'Hospitalization for Anxiety and Mood Disorders in HIV-Infected and -Uninfected Gay and Bisexual Men.', J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, vol. 73, pp. 589 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001147

Gidding HF;Martin NV;Stambos V;Tran T;Dey A;Dowse GK;Kelly HA;Durrheim DN;Lambert SB, 2016, 'Verification of measles elimination in Australia: Application of World Health Organization regional guidelines', Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, vol. 6, pp. 197 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2015.12.004

Moore CL;Gidding HF;Law MG;Amin J, 2016, 'Poor record linkage sensitivity biased outcomes in a linked cohort analysis', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 75, pp. 70 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.01.023

Sellens E;Norris JM;Dhand NK;Heller J;Hayes L;Gidding HF;Willaby H;Wood N;Bosward KL, 2016, 'Q fever knowledge, attitudes and vaccination status of Australia's veterinary workforce in 2014', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146819

Moore CL;Grulich AE;Prestage G;Gidding HF;Jin F;Mao L;Petoumenos K;Zablotska IB;Poynten IM;Law MG;Amin J, 2016, 'Hospitalisation rates and associated factors in community-based cohorts of HIV-infected and -uninfected gay and bisexual men', HIV Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 327 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12312

Moore HC;Guiver T;Woollacott A;De Klerk N;Gidding HF, 2016, 'Establishing a process for conducting cross-jurisdictional record linkage in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. 159 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12481

Karki S;Gidding HF;Newall AT;McIntyre PB;Liu BC, 2015, 'Risk factors and burden of acute Q fever in older adults in New South Wales: A prospective cohort study', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 203, pp. 438.e1 - 438.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00391

Gao Z;Wood JG;Gidding HF;Newall AT;Menzies RI;Wang H;McIntyre PB;Macintyre CR, 2015, 'Control of varicella in the post-vaccination era in Australia: A model-based assessment of catch-up and infant vaccination strategies for the future - CORRIGENDUM', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 143, pp. 1651, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815000308

GIDDING HF;MAHAJAN D;REEKIE J;LLOYD AR;DWYER DE;BUTLER T, 2015, 'Hepatitis B immunity in Australia: a comparison of national and prisoner population serosurveys', Epidemiology and Infectionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814003914

Macartney KK;Gidding HF;Trinh L;Wang H;McRae J;Crawford N;Gold M;Kynaston A;Blyth C;Yvonne Z;Elliott E;Booy R;Buttery J;Marshall H;Nissen M;Richmond P;McInytre PB;Wood N, 2014, 'Febrile seizures following measles and varicella vaccines in young children in Australia', Vaccine, vol. 33, pp. 1412 - 1417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.10.071

Kelly HA;Grant KA;Gidding H;Carville KS, 2014, 'Decreased varicella and increased herpes zoster incidence at a sentinel medical deputising service in a setting of increasing varicella vaccine coverage in Victoria, Australia, 1998 to 2012', Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, vol. 19

Gao Z;Wood JG;Gidding HF;Newall AT;Menzies RI;Wang H;McIntyre PB;Macintyre CR, 2014, 'Control of varicella in the post-vaccination era in Australia: A model-based assessment of catch-up and infant vaccination strategies for the future', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814002222

Moore CL;Amin J;Gidding HF;Law MG, 2014, 'A new method for assessing how sensitivity and specificity of linkage studies affects estimation.', PLoS One, vol. 9, pp. e103690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103690

Chiew M;Gidding HF;Dey A;Wood J;Martin N;Davis S;McIntyre P, 2014, 'Estimating the measles effective reproduction number in Australia from routine notification data.', Bull World Health Organ, vol. 92, pp. 171 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.125724

Dey A;Gidding HF;Menzies R;McIntyre P, 2014, 'General practice encounters following seasonal influenza vaccination as a proxy measure of early-onset adverse events.', Vaccine, vol. 32, pp. 2204 - 2208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.02.044

Chan WS W;Chua SC;Gidding HF;Ramjan D;Wong MY W;Olma T;Thomas L;Gilbert GL, 2014, 'Rapid identification of group B streptococcus carriage by PCR to assist in the management of women with prelabour rupture of membranes in term pregnancy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 54, pp. 138 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12145

Gidding HF;Graves SR, 2013, 'Could it be Q fever?: Seven lessons for Australia from the recent Dutch epidemic', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 198, pp. 9 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja12.11461

Reekie J;Gidding HF;Kaldor JM;Liu B, 2013, 'Country of birth and other factors associated with hepatitis B prevalence in a population with high levels of immigration', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 28, pp. 1539 - 1544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgh.12245

OFTADEH S;GIDDING HF;GILBERT GL, 2013, 'Laboratory surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia, before and after introduction of 7-valent conjugate vaccine: reduced disease, but not antibiotic resistance rate', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 141, pp. 1797 - 1806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095026881200218X

Ginn AN;Wiklendt AM;Gidding HF;George N;O’Driscoll JS;Partridge SR;O’Toole BI;Perri RA;Faoagali J;Gallagher JE;Lipman J;Iredell JR, 2012, 'The Ecology of Antibiotic Use in the ICU: Homogeneous Prescribing of Cefepime but Not Tazocin Selects for Antibiotic Resistant Infection', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, pp. e38719 - e38719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0038719

Thein H-H;Walter SR;Gidding HF;Amin J;Law MG;George J;Dore GJ, 2012, 'Survival after diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and potential impact of treatment in a hepatitis B or C infected cohort', Hepatology Research, vol. 42, pp. 1175 - 1186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1872-034X.2012.01037.x

Gidding HF;Law MG;Amin J;Ostapowicz G;Weltman M;Macdonald GA;Sasadeusz JJ;Haber PA W;George J;Dore GJ, 2012, 'Hepatitis C treatment outcomes in Australian clinics', The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 196, pp. 633 - 637, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja12.10014

Heywood AE;Newall AT;Gao Z;Wood JG;Breschkin A;Nicholson S;Gidding HF;Dwyer DE;Gilbert GL;MacIntyre CR, 2012, 'Changes in seroprevalence to hepatitis A in Victoria, Australia: A comparison of three time points', Vaccine, vol. 30, pp. 6020 - 6026, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.07.058


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