I am a University Research Lecturer at the Oxford Martin School and Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford working on health, society, and policy topics. I draw on perspectives from sociology, history, global public health, and science and technology studies (STS). I have published in journals including Social Science and Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Nature and Culture, and Human Development and Capabilities. I have also spoken on radio and TV for BBC 4 Woman’s Hour and BBC World News and written media articles for The Independent and The Conversation among others. My current projects are on:

I completed my PhD in the STS Department at UCL (University College London) in 2017 under the supervision of Prof Brian Balmer and Dr Jack Stilgoe with visitorships at Harvard University and the Brocher Foundation. Prior I worked for three years as a senior policy advisor in the UK Civil Service. I hold an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford and a BSc first-class honors in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath.


Twitter: @SJVanders