Vanderslott, S. (2021) Attention and Responsibility in Global Health: The Currency of Neglect (1st Edition). London, UK: Routledge.

Vanderslott, S. (2023). Pro-vaxx: Supporting Vaccination through Activism, Petitions, and Trials. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Journal articles (published)



  • Paul, K.T., S. Vanderslott, and M. Gross (2022) “Institutionalised Ignorance in Policy and Regulation,” Science As Culture. 31(4): 419–32, https://Doi.Org/10.1080/09505431.2022.2143343.
  • Saldanha, S., Kirchhelle, C., Webster, E., Vanderslott, S. and Vaz, M., 2022. Between paternalism and illegality: a longitudinal analysis of the role and condition of manual scavengers in India. BMJ Global Health, 7(7), p.e008733.
  • Vanderslott, S., Enria, L., Bowmer, A., Kamara, A., & Lees, S. (2022). Attributing public ignorance in vaccination narratives. Social Science & Medicine, 115152.
  • Hill, M., Vanderslott, S., Volokha, A., & Pollard, A. J. (2022). Addressing vaccine inequities among Ukrainian refugees. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 22(7), 935-936.
  • Pilbeam, C., Anthierens, S., Vanderslott, S., Tonkin-Crine, S., & Wanat, M. (2022). Methodological and ethical considerations when conducting qualitative interview research with healthcare professionals: reflections and recommendations as a result of a pandemic. International Journal of Qualitative Methods,
  • Manby, L., Dowrick, A., Karia, A., Maio, L., Buck, C., Singleton, G., Lewis-Jackson, S., Uddin, I., Vanderslott, S., et al. (2022). Healthcare workers’ perceptions and attitudes towards the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme: a rapid qualitative appraisal. BMJ open, 12(2).


  • Vanderslott, S., Palmer, A., Thomas, T., Greenhough, B., Stuart, A., Henry, J. A., English, M., Naude, R. de W., Patrick-Smith, M., Douglas, N., Moore, M., Hodgson, S. H., Emary, K. R. W., & Pollard, A. J. (2021). Co-producing Human and Animal Experimental Subjects: Exploring the Views of UK COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participants on Animal Testing. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 0(0). doi:10.1177/01622439211057084
  • Martin, S., and Vanderslott, S. (2021). “Any idea how fast ‘It’s just a mask!’can turn into ‘It’s just a vaccine!’”: From mask mandates to vaccine mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.10.031
  • Dowrick, A., Mitchinson, L., Hoernke, K., Mulachy Symmons, S., Cooper, S., Martin, S., Vanderslott, S., Vera San Juan, N. and Vindrola‐Padros, C., (2021) Re‐ordering connections: UK healthcare workers’ experiences of emotion management during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Sociology of Health & Illness.
  • Oliu-Barton, M., Pradelski, B. S., Aghion, P., Artus, P., Kickbusch, I., Lazarus, J. V., and Vanderslott, S. (2021). Unclear conclusions on SARS-CoV-2 elimination versus mitigation–Authors’ reply. The Lancet, 398(10311), 1566-1567
  • Vanderslott S., Emary K, Te Water Naude R, English M, Thomas T, Patrick-Smith M, Henry J, Douglas N, Moore M, Stuart A, Hodgson SH, Pollard AJ. (2021) Vaccine nationalism and internationalism: perspectives of COVID-19 vaccine trial participants in the United Kingdom. BMJ Glob Health. Oct;6(10):e006305. doi.10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006305
  • Usher, K. Durkin, J. Martin, S. Vanderslott, S. Vindrola-Padros, C. Usher, L. and Jackson, D. (2021) Australian social media sentiment data and domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR); 23 (10): e29025. doi:10.2196/29025
  • Kadambari, S. and Vanderslott, S. (2021). Lessons about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among minority ethnic people in the UK. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
  • Vanderslott, S. & Marks, T. (2021). Charting mandatory childhood vaccination policies worldwide. Vaccine. 39: 30
  • Vanderslott, S. (2021) ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases: Reasons for “Neglect” in Global Health and Directing Attention Towards Neglected Issues’, ELS, pp. 1–8 (Vol. 2). Wiley. doi/10.1002/9780470015902.a0029130
  • Oliu-Barton, M. Pradelski, B. Aghion, P. Artus, P. Kickbusch, I. Lazarus, J. Sridhar, D. and Vanderslott, S. (2021) SARS-CoV-2 elimination, not mitigation, creates best outcomes for health, the economy, and civil liberties The Lancet April 28,
  • Freeman, D. Lambe, S, Yu, LM. Freeman, J. Chadwick, A. Vaccari, C. Waite, F. Rosebrock, L. Petit, A. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2021) Injection fears and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Psychological Medicine. 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0033291721002609
  • Freeman, D., Loe, B.S., Yu, L.M., Freeman, J., Chadwick, A., Vaccari, C., Shanyinde, M., Harris, V., Waite, F., Rosebrock, L. Petit, A., Vanderslott, S. et al (2021). Effects of different types of written vaccination information on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK (OCEANS-III): a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Public Health.
  • Vanderslott, S. Van Ryneveld, M. Marchant, M. et al. (2021). How can community engagement in health research be strengthened for infectious disease outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa? A scoping review of the literature. BMC Public Health 21, 633
  • Torracinta, L. Tanner, R. Vanderslott, S. (2021). MMR Vaccine Attitude and Uptake Research in the United Kingdom: A Critical Review Vaccines 9, no. 4: 402.
  • Chadwick, A. Kaiser, J. Vaccari, C. Freeman, D. Lambe, S. Loe, B. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2021). “Online Social Endorsement and Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the United Kingdom.” Social Media + Society 7 (2): 205630512110088.
  • Mitchinson, L. Dowrick, A. Buck, C. Hoernke, K. Martin, S. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2021). Missing the Human Connection: A Rapid Appraisal of Healthcare Workers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Providing Palliative Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Palliative Medicine, March, 026921632110042.
  • Fairgrieve, D. Holm, S. Howells G. Kirchhelle, C. Vanderslott, S. (2021). In favour of a bespoke COVID-19 vaccines compensation scheme, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1473-3099,
  • Hoernke, K. Djellouli, N. Andrews, L. Lewis-Jackson, S. Manby, L. Martin, S. Vanderslott, S. Vindrola-Padros, C. (2021). Frontline healthcare workers’ experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a rapid qualitative appraisal.
  • Kirchhelle, C. and Vanderslott, S. (2021) Editorial: The Need for Harmonised International Guidelines ahead of COVID-19 Human Infection Studies. Public Health Rev. 42:1603962. doi: 10.3389/phrs.2021.1603962


  • Vanderslott, S. and Marks, T. (2020). Vaccine entry requirements as a disease control measure: Lessons from yellow fever. Global Public Health.
  • Freeman, D. Loe, B. Chadwick, A. Vaccari, C. Waite, F. Rosebrock, L. Jenner, L. Petit, A.  Lewandowsky, S. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2020). COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the UK: The Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes, and Narratives Survey (OCEANS) II. Psychological Medicine, 1-34. doi:10.1017/S0033291720005188
  • Almond, J. Hacker, J. Harwood, C. Pizza, M. Rappouli, R. Ron, E. Sansonetti, P. Vanderslott, S. Wieler, L. ‘Development of vaccines at the time of Covid-19’ microLife. uqaa003.
  • Vanderslott, S. and Marks, T. (2020). Health diplomacy across borders: the case of yellow fever and COVID-19. Journal of Travel Medicine. taaa112.
  • Vindrola-Padros, C. Chisnall, G. Cooper, S. Djellouli, N. Dowrick, A. Martin, S. Singleton, G. Symmons, S. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2020). Carrying Out Rapid Qualitative Research During a Pandemic: Emerging Lessons From COVID-19. Qualitative Health Research. August: 104973232095152. doi:10.1177/1049732320951526
  • Vindrola-Padros, C. Andrews, L. Dowrick, A. Djellouli, N. Fillmore, H. Bautista Gonzalez, E.  Javadi, D. Lewis-Jackson, S. Manby, L. Mitchinson, L. Symmons, S. Martin, S. Regenold, N. Robinson, N. Sumray, K. Singleton, G. Syversen, A. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2020). Perceptions and experiences of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK,
  • Vanderslott, S. (2020). Neglected Tropical Diseases. Nature & Culture. 15(1):78-110. doi:10.3167/nc.2020.150105
  • Kraemer, MUG. Pigott, DM. Hill, SC. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2020). Dynamics of conflict during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018–2019. BMC Medicine. 18(1):113. doi:10.1186/s12916-020-01574-1

< 2019

  • Kirchhelle, C. Pollard, AJ. Vanderslott, S. (2019). Typhoid—From Past to Future. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 69 (Supplement_5): S375-S376. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz551
  • Vanderslott, S. Phillips, MT. Pitzer, VE. Kirchhelle, C. (2019). Water and Filth: Reevaluating the First Era of Sanitary Typhoid Intervention (1840–1940). Clinical Infectious Diseases. 69 (Supplement_5): S377-S384. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz610
  • Giubilini, A., Caviola, L., Maslen, H., Douglas, T., Nussberger, A.-M., Faber, N. S., Vanderslott, S. Loving, S., Harrison, M., & Savulescu, J. (2019). Nudging immunity: the case for vaccinating children in school and day care by default. HEC Forum.
  • Vanderslott, S. (2019). Exploring the meaning of pro-vaccine activism across two countries. Social Science & Medicine. 222, 59–66.
  • Vanderslott, S. (2019). Moving From Outsider to Insider Status Through Metrics: The Inclusion of “Neglected Tropical Diseases” Into the Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Human Development & Capabilities. 1-18. doi:10.1080/19452829.2019.1574727
  • Zheng, Q, Vanderslott, S. et al. (2013). Research gaps for three main tropical diseases in the People’s Republic of China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2(1).

Book chapters

  • Johnson, G.A. Martin, S. Vanderslott, S. et al. (2022) ‘People Are Not Taking the Outbreak Seriously’: Interpretations of Religion and Public Health Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Vindrola-Padros C., Johnson G.A. (eds) Caring on the Frontline during COVID-19. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
  • Vijaykumar, S. Jin, Y. Vanderslott S, (2021) ‘Chapter 12. COVID-19 misinformation: impacts, challenges and responses for public health’ in ‘Continental dialogues on health communication in times of pandemic’ National Council of Health Secretaries (CONASS), International Editorial Line in Support of Health Systems (LEIASS) Volume 6, Brasília.

Doctoral thesis

  • Vanderslott, S. Neglect in policy problems: the case of ‘neglected tropical diseases’. (2017) Doctoral thesis. UCL (University College London). Available at:
Edited collections
  • Kirchhelle, C. Pollard, A. Vanderslott, S. (2019) ‘Making a Difference? The past, present, and future of typhoid control’ Clinical Infectious Diseases. Volume 69, Issue Supplement_5, 1 November. S375-S411. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz551
  • Paul, KT. Vanderslott, S. Gross, M. (forthcoming – 2021) Institutionalized Ignorance in Policy & Regulation. Special issue. Science as Culture.

Book/Peer review

  • Vanderslott S. (2020). “Encouraging vaccination ethically: How can vaccination-preventable diseases and pox parties for grannies be avoided?” American Journal of Bioethics.
  • Vanderslott, S. (2019) Book review: Gareth Millward “Vaccinating Britain: Mass Vaccination and the Public since the Second World War.” Public Understanding of Science. July. doi:10.1177/0963662519860722
  • Vanderslott, S. (2019). “A Response to ‘Uptake of a Conspiracy Theory Attribution: Part 1 and 2’ by Brian Martin.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 8 (9): 47-50.
  • Vanderslott, S. (2019). “Study Shows Lower Vaccination Rates for Younger Siblings after Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis in Older Siblings.” Evidence Based Nursing. doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2018-102971

Policy Briefing 

Web publication

Vanderslott S. and Roser, M. (2013) Vaccination Page for ‘Our World in Data’ visualising long-term global development trends:

Media and non-peer reviewed articles