The Global Health Security Network will be hosting regular webinars throughout the year covering all global health topics.
As a member we want to hear from you on the topics you are most interested in and who you would like to hear from at the fortnightly webinars.
Current Scheduled Webinars
Vaccinating against vaccine misinformation
Angus Thomson will discuss vaccine perception and behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
19 November 2020 9PM AEDT / 11AM CEST / 10AM BST
Introducing our Keynote Speaker
Angus Thomson is Senior Social Scientist: Demand for Immunization, in the Health Section, UNICEF. He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Communication Studies & Global Health Communication Center, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, USA. He is currently developing a global Social Listening & Engagement program that aims to understand and address misinformation and concerns related to COVID-19 and immunization programs.
He previously 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, his team developed a suite of instruments to understand & measure attitudes to vaccination. He has also 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 advocacy1 which identified the need for more interdisciplinary collaboration2, more evidence, and engagement in the public conversation. Having developed the 5As taxonomy of determinants3 of vaccination uptake, Angus has run national multi-stakeholder projects in Europe, Africa and Latin America that aim to improve vaccination uptake.