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.
Healthcare workers’ mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal analysis of interview and social media data
Vera San Juan N. et al, (2022)
Healthcare workers' perceptions and attitudes towards the UK's COVID-19 vaccination programme: a rapid qualitative appraisal
Manby L. et al, (2022), BMJ open, 12
Methodological and Ethical Considerations when Conducting Qualitative Interview Research With Healthcare Professionals: Reflections and Recommendations as a Result of a Pandemic
Pilbeam C. et al, (2022), International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21, 160940692210777 - 160940692210777
Unclear conclusions on SARS-CoV-2 elimination versus mitigation - Authors' reply.
Oliu-Barton M. et al, (2021), Lancet, 398, 1566 - 1567
"Any idea how fast 'It's just a mask!' can turn into 'It's just a vaccine!'": From mask mandates to vaccine mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin S. and Vanderslott S., (2021), Vaccine