Samantha Carlson is currently undertaking a mixed-methods PhD through The University of Sydney School of Public Health. Her research is focused on understanding the attitudes about and access to influenza vaccination, experienced by parents of children hospitalised for influenza. This work is embedded in the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) and The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) collaboration.
Samantha is also a Research Officer at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), working in social research, evaluations of immunisation programs, and communication. Samantha is also a committee member of the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI).