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Health Sciences profile

Dr Pippa Scott

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
QualificationsBVSc(Qld) MSc(Lond) PhD(Switz)
Research summaryInfectious diseases


My field of research is infectious disease with a focus on vaccine preventable diseases and bacterial pathogens.

I have previously been involved in randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and mathematical modelling studies about topics including pneumococcal, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles vaccines.

I am currently investigating the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in the community in New Zealand.


Scott, P., Priest, P. C., Chambers, S. T., Heijne, J. C. M., & Murdoch, D. R. (2018). Staphylococcus aureus carriage in a New Zealand primary school: A cohort study. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 37(6), e172-e175. doi: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001796

Low, N., Bavdekar, A., Jeyaseelan, L., Hirve, S., Ramanathan, K., Andrews, N. J., … Scott, P., … Henao Restrepo, A. M. (2015). A randomized, controlled trial of an aerosolized vaccine against measles. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(16), 1519-1529. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1407417

Scott, P., Herzog, S. A., Auranen, K., Dagan, R., Low, N., Egger, M., & Heijne, J. C. M. (2014). Timing of bacterial carriage sampling in vaccine trials: A modelling study. Epidemics, 9, 8-17. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2014.08.003

Low, N., Redmond, S. M., Rutjes, A. W. S., Martínez-González, N. A., Egger, M., di Nisio, M., & Scott, P. (2013). Comparing Haemophilus influenza type b conjugate vaccine schedules: A systematic review and meta-analysis of vaccine trials. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 32(11), 1245-1256. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829f0a7e

Kenagy, E., Priest, P. C., Cameron, C. M., Smith, D., Scott, P., Cho, V., … Murdoch, D. R. (2017). Risk factors for Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires' disease, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(7), 1148-1154. doi: 10.3201/eid2307.161429