PhD candidate, health psychology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Richard Clarke is a health psychologist and PhD candidate with the Vaccine Confidence Project based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He is currently investigating the vaccine information-seeking behaviour of pregnant women as they make a decision in regards to the pertussis immunisation currently recommended during pregnancy here in the UK. His research combines the psychology of trust and risk perception to answer questions such as: Why do people seek out additional information about vaccination? What information do they find when they seek out such information? And, does such information influence whether an individual takes or refuses a vaccine?
Richard is the co-author of ‘Measuring trust in vaccination: a systematic review’ (2018), a peer-reviewed article in the journal Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics.
He tweets @RichClarkePsy
Sunday 14 October, 10:00 Conservatory
From anti-vaxers to Alfie’s Army: have we lost faith in medical science?