Katie Attwell

A/Prof Katie Attwell

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Katie Attwell is a political science and public policy scholar at the University of Western Australia, where she leads the interdisciplinary VaxPolLab. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at Telethon Kids Institute. A/Prof Attwell currently holds a four-year research fellowship funded by the Medical Research Future Fund of Australia (MRFF) and the University of Western Australia. She has supported Australian state and federal governments with vaccine communications, developing interventions for vaccine confidence, and policies for routine and COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as leading research collaborations on vaccination policymaking in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. She focuses on ways to share her vaccination social science and vaccination policy expertise with global policymakers, to support the growth of vaccination social science, to build the capacity of vaccination social science researchers, and to assist countries in responding to challenges to their immunisation programs or the rollout of new vaccines.

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