Showcasing student projects: past and present

The NCIRS social science unit has supported a number of postgraduate, higher degree by research (HDR) scholars over the years. Some of the more recent students and projects are shown below.

HDR scholar Institution     Project dates Project title Supervisors Funding Year of graduation
Samantha Carlson
The University of Sydney 2016-2020 Attitudes about and access to influenza vaccination in Australia: experiences of parents of children hospitalised for acute respiratory infection

Julie Leask (Co-primary)

Kristine Macartney (Co-primary)

Helen Quinn


NSW Ministry of Health under the NSW Health PhD Scholarship Program     2020
Catherine King (PhD) The University of Sydney 2008-2018 (part-time) Influenza and influenza vaccination: examining parental perspectives and practices to inform vaccination policy and programs

Julie Leask (Primary)

Kerrie Wiley

Partially supported by an ARC Linkage Grant (LP0884126) awarded to the PIVOT study


Samantha Carlson (MPH) The University of Sydney 2015

Discussing immunisation on Facebook: a pilot study


Kerrie Wiley Self-supporting 2016
Maria Chow 
The University of Sydney 2010-2013 Psychological and social impact of influenza-like-illness in children on their families

Julie Leask (Primary)

Robert Booy

Angie Morrow

USyd International Scholarship     2013

To view publications that resulted from their work, refer to the Publications page.

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Last updated June 2020