Dr Katie Attwell
Started at UWA: 2017
2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) to research mandatory vaccination internationally
2016 Teaching excellence award for high student satisfaction results – Murdoch University
2014 Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Enhancing Student Learning – Murdoch University
2013 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence – Murdoch University
How other countries get parents to vaccinate their kids (and what Australia can learn)
Countries around the world, including Australia, are using different ways to get parents to vaccinate their children.Read more
Hitting the spot
When you research vaccination policy for a living, it’s no surprise when the topic pops up outside work hours. And so it does when I catch up with friends in Sydney who have recently become parents.Read more
Anti-vaxxer parents? They're just trying to fit in, UWA study says
Parents touting anti-vaccination beliefs may not be so resolute in their conviction – rather, they are likely just trying to fit in with their social group as they enter a new phase of life.Read more
Teaching and PhD opportunities
Katie teaches in the disciplines of political science, public policy and studies in human society and has previously taught the UWA undergraduate Political Science and International Relations unit, POLS2204 The Politics of Gender. She currently teaches one postgraduate unit, POLS5505 Regulation and Governance. Katie feels inspired when she witnesses her students critically analysing a concept or issue and forming connections with interconnected research parts.
Dr Katie Attwell has been supervising UWA Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students since 2017 on topics such as vaccination policy and post-abortion experiences. Katie will be seeking project applications directly or closely related to vaccination, vaccine hesitancy or vaccine mandates until 2022.
Dr Katie Attwell has received financial support from:
- 2019-2022 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - $405,751
- 2019-2022 The University of Western Australia, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - $70,000
- 2018 Department of Health - $31,686.36
Bachelor of Arts
Explore what it means to be human. The Bachelor of Arts includes study of the humanities, social and cultural studies, languages and music.
Political Science and International Relations
Political Science and International Relations provides an understanding of governments and political systems in Australia and internationally.
Master of Public Policy
Lead the way in shaping economic, social and legal change