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People Dr Samantha Vanderslott

Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease


Oxford Martin Fellow

Samantha is a Social Sciences Researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Oxford Martin School, working within the Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease.  She is currently 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. 

Samantha primarily draws on Science and Technology Studies, Medical Anthropology, Public Health Policy and Political Economy in her work and has experience working in government as a Senior Policy Advisor at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  Her PhD at UCL (University College London) has been on the policy development for 'Neglected Tropical Diseases' where she conducted fieldwork in Brazil and China, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Brocher Foundation in Geneva.