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Pauline MacDonald  

Pauline MacDonald

Independent Consultant Nurse



Pauline is an Independent Consultant Nurse specialising in Immunisation and Infection Prevention, a field she has worked in for over 20 years.

She has had her own business, Infection Matters Limited, since 2008.

Pauline provides education, training and support to numerous public sector, private healthcare and pharmaceutical industry clients on infection prevention and immunisation issues.

She served in the Army for 25 years finishing as deputy to the Consultant in Communicable Disease in the Surgeon General’s Office at the Ministry of Defence.

She then worked in a NHS Primary Care Trust for 10 years followed by 18 months in Public Health in a Local Authority.

In 2014 she was employed by Public Health England (seconded to NHS England) as Programme Director for the national influenza, pneumococcal and shingles immunisation programmes. Pauline left this post at the end of March 2017.

For seven years Pauline was Nurse Member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent advisory committee that advises Ministers on matters relating to the provision of vaccination and immunisation services.

Pauline has experience of immunisation strategy, policy, implementation and delivery from national JCVI level down to local immunisation delivery in primary care, domiciliary and community based settings.

Jo Lowry 

Joanna Lowry RN DTN BSc Hons MFTM RCPS (Glas)



Joanna is a Specialist Nurse in Travel Health, with a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Certificate of Travel Medicine (LSHTM). Joanna is honoured to be a Member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from where she was also awarded a Diploma in Travel Medicine.

Originally working in Emergency Medicine, Joanna went on to specialise in Travel Health, and has worked in Harley Street as a Travel Health Nurse, and as a Specialist Nurse for The Travel Doctor New Zealand.In 2005 Joanna set up Winchester Travel Health and managed the company until 2016.

Alongside these roles, Joanna has worked for the NHS as a Sexual Health Nurse for 16 years which is the subject of her first-class degree. Joanna has experience of working as Lead Immunisation Nurse for an independent boarding school and is aware of the specific challenges this role demands and of course the importance of the routine childhood immunisation schedule.

Joanna’s passion is training, and she has a dynamic, engaging and interactive style. She was an Associate Trainer for NATHNAC (Public Health England,) providing Yellow Fever Immunisation Update Training nationally, and has delivered training across the country for multinational pharmaceutical companies, Health Education England and Local Medical Committees. All the training she provides follows the national competencies and the latest evidence-based guidance.

Joanna particularly enjoys teaching small groups of Nurses who are new to travel health and wondering what this unusual area of nursing is all about, and where to start!


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Date of preparation: August 2020 | MAT-UK-2000222(v3.0)