Dr Katie Attwell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute. A political scientist, Dr Attwell is interested in the intersection of policy, identity, attitudes and behaviour as they pertain to health consumers, healthcare providers and governance. In 2014 Dr Attwell researched, designed, delivered and evaluated the internationally-recognised public health campaign, “I Immunise”. Dr Attwell's three-year Commonwealth research funded project explores mandatory vaccination in Australia, Italy, France and California. She leads the large interdisciplinary research project "Coronavax: Preparing Community and Government" with colleagues from UWA and Telethon Kids Institute.