Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, M App Epid, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM) is Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia. She leads a research program in control and prevention of infectious diseases, spanning vaccinology, pandemics, bioterrorism and emerging infections, and personal protective equipment. She is a graduate of Australia’s field epidemiology training program and has extensive field experience of outbreak investigation and control. She has led a large body of clinical trial, modelling and experimental research on face masks and respirators for prevention of respiratory transmissible infections. Her area of vaccine expertise is vaccination of older adults and immunosuppressed people, and she has done several clinical trials of vaccines in adults and immunosuppressed populations such as transplant patients. She has also done research on the role of influenza and other infections on triggering cardiovascular events, and how these can be prevented by vaccines. She has over 400 peer reviewed publications. She has received many awards including the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize from the Association of Military Surgeons of the US, the Public Health Association of Australia’s National Immunisation Award (for her research on adult vaccination), and the Frank Fenner Award for Research in Infectious Diseases. She is on the editorial boards of Vaccine, BMJ Open and Epidemiology & Infection. In 2021 she was on a US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine pandemic committee, has been on a WHO R&D panel on COVID-19 vaccines in 2021, and is on the WHO COVID-19 Vaccine Composition Technical Advisory group, as well as the NSW Health COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee.