Professor Paul Van Buynder is a Public Health Physician and the immediate past Chairman of the Australian Immunisation Coalition. He is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University in Queensland. He has held senior public health positions in a number of Australian states, in two Canadian jurisdictions and at the Centre for Infections in the United Kingdom. He has held personal appointments on sub-committees of National Immunisation Technical Advisory Committees in three continents. He is a reviewer for over 10 journals and has over 60 refereed book chapters and articles.