Michael Gold

Professor Michael Gold


Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Michael Gold is an Immunologist Allergist with established international and national profile in the field of vaccine safety and allergic disorders. Professor Gold has over 20 years of trials experience, both as principle investigator on investigator-led randomised trials and as co-investigator. His specific interests have been in the fields of paediatric food allergy and the surveillance of adverse events following immunisation. He has contributed to research which has received >$5 M in funding in the past 5 years. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed as lead academic author to a number of guidelines for the World Health Organisation (WHO). He has had professional involvement as an appointed member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety as well as being an appointed expert to a number of Australian commonwealth vaccine safety advisory bodies. With the COVID-19 pandemic he has a part-time appointment as a vaccine safety consultant to the South East Asian Region of WHO and has contributed specifically to the global response to the investigation and management of COVID-19 vaccine allergy. His allergy-based research has focused on the prevention of food allergy (primarily egg allergy) with more recent contributions to multicentre trials investigating novel ways to treat peanut allergy.

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Newborn Screening for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jovanka King
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The effect of Prenatal Supplementation with Omega 3 Long Chain Poly-unsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPUFA) on Childhood Allergic Disease at Six Years of Age Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Karen Best
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Passive Surveillance: An exploratory study of parent and healthcare provider reporting of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Adriana Parrella
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Nutritional strategies for allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment, with a specific focus on egg allergy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Merryn Netting
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Ethical, Legal, and Social Acceptability of Health Data Linkage in the Australian Context: An Investigation of Current Practices, Perceptions, and Public Attitudes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Vicki Xafis
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Surveillance Using Data Linkage: The Issue of Consent Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jesia Berry
    2004 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Eczema, Sleep and Daytime Functioning in Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Danny Camfferman
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Egg Ingestion on Ovalbumin Concentration in Human Milk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Debra Palmer
    1998 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Factors affecting the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of routine childhood immunisations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Christina Boros
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2010 - 2016 World Health Orgainisation - Health services and related -
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 81618638
  • Email: michael.gold@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 81617031
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Clarence Rieger Building, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Women's and Children's Health

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