The COVID-19 Vaccine
Preferences Project

Building on the successful outcomes of two special issues (read more here & here) on COVID-19 in collaboration with the peer-reviewed Journal Health Policy and Technology, the VheP group is running a global internet-based survey in 21 countries that explores population preferences for COVID-19 vaccines and related policy restrictions. The survey will collect information on COVID-19 vaccination and policy restrictions preferences, political opinions, and a wide range of health and economic outcomes.

The unprecedented toll of the COVID-19 and the emergence of new COVID-19 variants calls for universal, fair, vaccination coverage. This project aims at establishing important cross-country policy learnings that can guide the design of current and future vaccination campaigns to maximise uptake, as well to optimise behavioural responses to policy.

Our team is composed of outstanding scholars from different universities around the world. Our researchers are internationally recognised experts in the design and implementation of experimental studies that explore preferences and behaviours in the health, social and political spheres.

Currently, the team is running the first wave of the project in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, France, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We welcome collaborators that are willing to contribute to expanding the countries covered in our study. Additionally, collaborators who wish to facilitate recruitment in the existing countries are encouraged to get in touch.

Contact us for more information about the study: francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au

Our Partner

DemetraOpinioni.net

To ensure high-quality responses from our online survey we are partnering with DemetraOpinioni.net, a specialised market research company that operates globally in the field. DemetraOpinioni.net offers profiled online panels built using different channels (i.e., social media,  river sampling, apps) and advanced methodologies to double-check the quality of the responses, which ensures that samples are representative of the general population. You can find out more about DemetraOpinioni.net by clicking here.

Our Network

Our Team

Mr Marcello Antonini, Professor Francesco Paolucci, Professor Brian Kelly, and Professor Carole James are the Chief Investigators on the project. The researchers currently involved in the project are reported below:

mr Marcello Antonini

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Professor Francesco Paolucci

University of Newcastle, Australia
University of Bologna, Italy

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Professor brian Kelly

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Professor Carole James

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Dr Mesfin Genie

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

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Dr Naomi Moy

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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Professor Elias Mossialos

London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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Ms Rebecca Forman

London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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Dr Ana Rita Sequeira

Murdoch University, Australia      

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Associate Professor Katie Atwell

University of Western Australia, Australia

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Associate professor Arthur Attema

Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

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professor Terje Hagen

University of Oslo, Norway               

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Associate professor Alessia Melegaro

Bocconi University, Italy                   

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Associate professor Aleksandra Torbica

Bocconi University, Italy                   

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Associate professor Daiga Behmane

Riga Stradins University, Latvia      

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Dr Neil McGregor

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore

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Dr Shuli Brammli-Greenberg

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Dr Madeleine Hinwood

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Dr Jeremy K. Ward

French Institute of Health and Medical Research, France

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Ms Chiara Berardi

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Mr drew Greenland

University of Newcastle, Australia

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Ms Marwa Atef Eid

University of Bologna, Italy

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Mr Pablo Arija

University of Bologna, Italy

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MR Adrian kellner lysne

Oslo University, Norway                    

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Ms Renu Singh

Bocconi University, Italy

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Dr Rita Pidani

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore

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Dr Dongyue Yang (Tracy)

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore

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Dr Peik Foong Yeap

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore

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