Angus Thomson is Head, Vaccination Confidence & Coverage, in Global Public Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur in Lyon, France. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, and Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Communication Studies & Global Health Communication Center, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, USA.
He has developed a global program of research, development and implementation into adherence to vaccination and public engagement. Through collaborations with experts in the social, behavioural and communication sciences, the team has developed a suite of instruments to understand & measure attitudes to vaccination, and has developed the AIMS mixed-learning behavior-centered IPC training program for Healthcare Professionals with Prof. John Parrish-Sprowl.
He proposed a new framework for vaccination advocacy which identified the need for more interdisciplinary collaboration, more evidence, and engagement in the public conversation, and is now trying to put this into practice. Having developed the 5As taxonomy of determinants of vaccination uptake, Angus has run national multi-stakeholder projects in Europe, Africa and Latin America that aim to improve vaccination uptake.
He has published over 15 peer-reviewed opinion pieces, research papers, and book chapters on vaccine confidence and coverage, and co-edited an 18-paper Special Issue on Vaccine Confidence in Vaccine. A regular reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as the BMJ, Science Translational Medicine, Plos One, PIDJ and Vaccine, he also lectures on Vaccination Perception at the Institute Pasteur, Paris, and the VaxinLive Masters Program in Lyon.