University research lecturer
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 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 is currently researching public attitudes and decisions on vaccination (particularly in relation to pro-vaccination behaviours and vaccine acceptance), along with public policy and media representation of vaccination, across countries and historically. In addition, she collaborates on public engagement, including informing and developing materials for the Vaccine Knowledge Project, which provides information about vaccines and infectious diseases (www.vaccine-knowledge.info). She primarily draws on approaches from sociology, science and technology studies, history, and public health policy.
Charting mandatory childhood vaccination policies worldwide.
Vanderslott S. and Marks T., (2021), Vaccine
Injection fears and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
FREEMAN D., (2021), Psychological Medicine
How can community engagement in health research be strengthened for infectious disease outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa? A scoping review of the literature.
Vanderslott S. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the UK: The Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes, and Narratives Survey (OCEANS) II.
Freeman D. et al, (2020), Psychol Med, 1 - 34
Health diplomacy across borders: the case of yellow fever and COVID-19
Vanderslott S. and Marks T., (2020), Journal of Travel Medicine