Associate Professor Tony Walls
Associate Professor Tony Walls works in Christchurch as a paediatric infectious diseases specialist and researcher.
Paediatrics was an easy career choice for Associate Professor Walls who always had an affinity for working with children. Both his parents were primary school teachers and his early years were spent in small towns in Canterbury and Otago. Had he not been accepted to medical school he probably would have followed in their footsteps.
Associate Professor Walls is a graduate of the University of Otago and trained in paediatrics during the meningococcal epidemic in the early 1990s. He did his specialist training at Great Ormond St Hospital in London and worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital before returning to New Zealand. He currently works in Christchurch as a paediatric infectious diseases specialist and researcher, chairs the PSNZ infection and immunisation special interest group, and is on the board of the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases. His research interests include the prevention and improved management of common childhood infections.