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Dr Tom Aechtner

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Dr Tom Aechtner

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Scholarship Project

To improve vaccination rates in Australia my research identifies sources of vaccine hesitancies, and provides recommendations for positively addressing vaccine objections by analysing media persuasion, religious concerns, as well as stakeholder feedback.

Biography

I am researcher of contemporary science-and-religion discourse, with interdisciplinary specialities in media persuasion, counter-scientific movements, and public perceptions of science.  My goal is to positively impact Australian society by addressing sources of vaccine hesitancies, with the aim of finding ways to improving vaccination rates across the country. 

 

Academia.edu Webpage:

https://uq.academia.edu/TomAechtner

Skills & Expertise

  • Vaccine Hesitancies and Mass Media
  • Counter-Scientific Movements
  • Evolution Wars Media Analysis
  • Persuasion Studies and Social Scientific Research
  • Science-Religion Interactions

 

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