Professor Heidi Larson is an anthropologist and Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP). Prof. Larson’s research focuses on the analysis of social and political factors that can affect uptake of health interventions and influence policies.
In this lecture, Prof. Larson reflects on her career and the challenges of rumours, misintepretations and resistance to health interventions, particularly in reference to vaccine uptake.
Professor Anne Mills introduces the lecture, and Professor John Edmunds gives the vote of thanks.
Professor Daniel Bausch is the Director of the UK Public Health Rapid Response Team, which responds to urgent requests from countries to prevent local disease outbreaks from becoming global epidemics.
Prof Bausch is a specialist in emerging infectious diseases trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and public health. He has extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia combatting deadly global health threats such as Ebola virus, hantavirus, and SARS coronavirus.
In his inaugural lecture, Daniel discusses various epidemics throughout his career, the lessons we have learned, and how the UK Public Health Rapid Response Team hope to help.
Professor Peter Piot introduces Daniel and gives the vote of thanks.
Pauline Allen is a Professor in Health Services Organisation. In her inaugural lecture she reflects on her career and research into the organisation of the NHS. She demonstrates what can be learnt by using legal and economic theories to analyse the changes which have taken place over the last two decades.
Linda Sharples is a Professor of Medical Statistics. In her inaugural lecture, she reflects on her career and talks about the importance (and challenges) of using statistics in weighing up interventions.
Professor Anne Mills and Professor Stuart Pocock introduce the lecture.