Dr. Alexandre De Figueiredo

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This webinar is part of the series

Vaccines: Development, Manufacturing and Distribution

The theme discussed in this webinar will be:

Forecasting COVID-19 uptake in the UK and monitoring attitudes to COVID-19 vaccines

Biography

Dr. Alexandre De Figueiredo

Academic Visitor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics

Dr. Alexandre De Figueiredo is an EPSRC prize fellow. They are interested in finding mathematical solutions to complex issues in vaccinations and public health. Specifically, they are interested in: spatio-temporal forecasts of national and regional vaccine coverage rates; developing latent variable models for the large-scale inference of individuals’ vaccination views; estimating disease burdens associated with increases in vaccine hesitancy (and declining coverage); and, determining socio-economic correlates of vaccine coverage and hesitancy.

They work closely with Dr. Heidi Larson who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project. Their recent publication The state of vaccine confidence 2016: global insights through a 67-country survey examines differences in countries’ trust in vaccinations. It has received considerable media interest, having been published in Science, Scientific American, the Financial Times, and Le Monde.

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