I am a University Research Lecturer at the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford where I lead the Vaccines and Society Unit (VAS) working on health, society, and policy topics. I draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, history, global health, and science and technology studies (STS). My book publications can be found here. I have (co) authoured over 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals including Social Science and Medicine, The Lancet, The Lancet Public Health, Nature and Culture, and Global Public Health. I have also┬áspoken on radio and TV for BBC Newsnight, BBC 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC World News, Al Jazeera 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