About Samantha Vanderslott
Samantha is a University Research Lecturer at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. She works on projects about health and society, including attitudes to vaccination, the history of typhoid fever, neglected tropical disease advocacy, and public health responses during outbreaks. Samantha draws on perspectives from sociology, global public health, history, and science and technology studies (STS), and has experience working in government as a Senior Policy Advisor. Her PhD at UCL (University College London) was on the policy and history of neglected tropical diseases, where she conducted fieldwork in Brazil and China, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Brocher Foundation in Geneva.