Keynote Speakers

Professor Julie Leask

Professor Julie Leask is a social scientist at the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery and visiting professorial fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. Her research focuses vaccination uptake, programs and policy, and health communication and she has 131 publications in the field. Julie is chair of the WHO Working Group on Measuring Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccination. She sits on the WHO Immunization and Vaccines related Implementation Research advisory committee and the South East Asia Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group. Julie was overall and global category winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Woman of Influence in 2019 and won the Public Health Impact Award and the Sax Institute Research Action Award in 2015. Her team won the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Engagement and Innovation for the package.

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