Social sciences researcher
Samantha Vanderslott joined the Oxford Vaccine Group in 2016 as a Social Sciences Researcher as part of the Oxford Martin School Programme: ‘The “Human Factor”: Infectious Disease and Collective Responsibility’ (www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/research/programmes/collective-responsibility). She is also a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College.
She completed her PhD at UCL (University College London) on the policy development for 'Neglected Tropical Diseases' where she conducted fieldwork in Brazil and China. She will be researching parental attitudes and decisions on vaccination, particularly in relation to pro-vaccination behaviours and vaccine acceptance through the concept of ‘herd immunity’ and following of vaccine schedules. In addition she will develop materials for the Vaccine Knowledge Project, which provides information about vaccines and infectious diseases (www.vaccine-knowledge.info).