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Post Doctoral Research Officer, Telethon Kids Institute

Samantha Carlson is a mixed-methods social researcher working in the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology team in the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, based at Telethon Kids Institute. Her research focuses on understanding why people do or do not vaccinate, and subsequently designing evidence-based solutions to improve vaccine uptake.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 2020–present
    Post Doctoral Research Officer, Telethon Kids Institute
  • 2016–2020
    Research Officer, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Sydney , Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
  • 2015 
    University of Sydney , Master of Public Health
  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science (Immunology and Microbiology)

Publications

  • 2020
    Barriers to influenza vaccination of children hospitalised for acute respiratory illness: A cross‐sectional survey, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • 2020
    Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) 2017 and 2018: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions, Commun Dis Intell
  • 2020
    An evaluation of the 2016 influenza vaccination in pregnancy campaign in NSW, Australia, Public Health Res Pract
  • 2019
    Attitudes about and access to influenza vaccination experienced by parents of children hospitalised for influenza in Australia, Vaccine

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Coronavax 3: Helping the hard-to-reach
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Future Health Research and Innovation Fund Focus Grant
  • 2020
    Country Western Australia Immunization Coverage Rates Scoping Project
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Western Australia Country Heath Services
  • 2020
    Coronavax: Preparing Community and Government
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Catalyst Research Grant
  • 2020
    Coronavax: Preparing Community and Government
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, Communicable Disease Control Directorate