Scientist: Melinda Mills

Melinda MillsMelinda Mills is Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and Nuffield Professor of Sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK. In 2018 she was awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list and elected Fellow of the British Academy. She received her MA in Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and PhD in Demography at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She was the Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator grant SOCIOGENOME and now of the ERC Advanced Grant CHRONO. Her research is in the area of social behavioural responses to interventions and a social and molecular genetic approach to behavioural outcomes.

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Melinda Mills on the behavioural factors underlying COVID-19 vaccine uptake

We speak with Melinda Mills, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at the University of Oxford and lead author of the British Academy and Royal Society report on Vaccine Deployment. She calls for open dialogue about vaccine concerns and the need to help people spot misinformation. How did the Vaccine Deployment report come ...

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Vaccination policy in times of Covid-19

As multiple COVID-19 vaccines are emerging, what can be done to tackle vaccination hesitancy and ensure rapid and equitable deployment?