Katie Attwell | Associate Professor
University of Western Australia

Katie Attwell, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Katie Attwell is a political science and public policy scholar at the University of Western Australia, and a global expert in vaccine hesitancy and vaccination policies for childhood and COVID-19 vaccines. Katie has engaged in community, policy, and behavioural research in vaccination uptake since 2014, the year of her ground-breaking and internationally recognised “I Immunise” campaign, which drew on behavioural insights to address alternative lifestyle-based vaccine hesitancy in Fremantle, Western Australia. She leads the interdisciplinary West Australian project “Coronavax: Preparing Community and Government”, which engages in community and government research for a vaccine roll-out for COVID-19, funded by Wesfarmers and the Health Department of Western Australia. A/Prof Attwell frequently shares her research and insights globally with the academic field, governments, technical specialists, and the media. She has published a lead author article in Nature; her work also features in Pediatrics, Milbank Quarterly, and Social Science and Medicine. A/Prof Attwell is the current Chair of the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI).


Day 3 - November 30 @ 15:20

Closing Keynote Panel: The Vaccine Wars: Why vaccine mandates are more complex than you think

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