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On the Future of Trust: A Conversation on Vaccine Hesitancy

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Online

Professor Gulnur Muradoglu and Dr Stella Ladi will be panellists in the following conversation: On the Future of Trust: A Conversation on Vaccine Hesitancy


After all the clapping, does vaccine scepticism point to an erosion of trust in doctors, scientists and the NHS? Who will we trust in the future?  How has trust changed during the pandemic? Trust is a necessary prerequisite for the functioning of public health systems like vaccination programmes. But trust must extend far beyond the medical system in order to ensure that vaccine uptake succeeds. Trust in government, in expertise, in the state, in science, in community, in technology all play a crucial role in how confidence and trust in vaccinations can thrive – or not. Building confidence in the Covid-19 vaccination programme therefore requires a multidisciplinary approach that goes beyond the medical, taking account of perspectives drawn from politics, law, social science, finance and the arts. This conversation includes academics from six disciplines across Queen Mary to think about the future of trust. Conversationalists will include Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security; David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health; Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Business Management; Mario Slugan, Lecturer in Film Studies; Sarah Wolff, Reader in European Politics and International Politics; and Gülnur Muradoğlu, Professor of Finance.

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