Wed, 10/23/2019 | News

Professor Julie Leask wins AFR Women of Influence award

Congratulations to Julie Leask, Professor, The University of Sydney, Susan Wakil School of Nursing, and NCIRS Professorial Fellow who was named the overall winner of The Australian Financial Review Women of Influence Awards. Professor Leask also won the award in the global category.

Professor Leask is a social scientist who is globally recognised for her work in social and behavioural aspects of vaccine hesitancy and refusal. She is dedicated to increasing vaccination uptake by understanding and focussing on the reasons why families don’t vaccinate.

Julie established the Social Science Unit at NCIRS and founded the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation (COSSI). She currently serves as Chair of the WHO Data for Vaccination Demand working group and is a member of the Tailoring Immunization Programme Advisory Group of Experts for the WHO European Office. 

Professor Leask, along with her team, has also developed the Sharing Knowledge About immunisation (SKAI) communication package, which aims to facilitate conversations about childhood immunisation between parents and healthcare providers. Julie launched the SKAI eLearning Module for healthcare workers at a webinar at NCIRS on 22 October 2019.

The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards aim to celebrate women who champion change in business and society for the greater benefit of all. 

Congratulations Julie!

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