NEST's Paediatricians are highly skilled in all aspects of paediatric care and are committed to ensuring the best health outcomes for the youngest members of the family.


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Dr. Gideon Lurie

Consultant Paediatrician

To make an appointment with Gideon, please contact his main rooms on 9886 1722.
Gideon practices from our Elsternwick clinic on Wednesday mornings.

Professional Background/Experience

Dr Gideon Lurie is an Australian trained paediatrician with extensive experience in both general medicine and developmental paediatrics. Gideon graduated from Monash University in 1999 before undertaking paediatric training through the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.  During his advanced training, Gideon worked in both Australia and New Zealand in many different areas of paediatrics.  He completed his paediatric fellowship in 2008.

Gideon is currently a paediatric specialist at Cabrini Hospital, Waverley Private Hospital and Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.  He also has a public hospital position at Sandringham Hospital. Gideon has also presented at paediatric conferences and also been published overseas.

Professional Interests

Gideon sees children up to the age of eighteen years.  He is trained in all aspects of general and developmental paediatrics, but has a particular interest in neonatal and infant health problems.

Personal Interests Outside of Work

Gideon is married to Kate.  They have two children, Harry and Olivia.  When not at work, Gideon enjoys travel, sport and food.

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Dr. Jenny Royle

Immunisation Paediatrician

Jenny practices from our Elsternwick clinic on Friday mornings.

Professional Background/Experience

Dr Royle completed her medical training in 1989 through Monash University, Paediatrics training (FRACP 1996) at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Dr Royle completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Melbourne University in 2002 on ‘Reducing Immunisation Pain’.

Dr Royle is an Immunisation Paediatrician who sees patients referred to her with a range of complex issues relating to immunisations. Families are referred to her for immunisation advice in the context of medical conditions, previous vaccine reactions and heightened concerns around potential immunisation side effects.

She has immunisation experience in the following areas

Immunisation Clinical Advice

  • Children, adults, health care workers
  • Immunisations during pregnancy
  • Immunisations for athletes
  • Immunisation Catch-up Schedules
  • Post exposure immunisation prophylaxis
  • Community needle stick injury
  • Needle phobia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Families
  • Unimmunised patients who have had a vaccine preventable disease
  • Vaccine failure
  • Vaccine non-responders
  • Tetanus prone wounds

Immunisation Safety

  • Immunisation adverse events
  • Patients with a family history of immunisation adverse events
  • Medical events and conditions arising with a temporal association with vaccination
  • Immunosuppressed patients
  • Patients with underling medical conditions
  • Immunisation errors
  • Families with concerns about immunisation safety


Professional Interests

Dr. Royle is currently continuing her research interests working within a multicentre NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Population Health Research. ‘Immunisation in Understudied and Special Risk Populations: closing the gap in knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach’. Jenny is a member of the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination needs’ stream of the CRE. Her contribution to the CRE research group is a project looking at the identification of culturally sensitive approaches to improve immunisation coverage and timeliness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.