Dr. Judy Wilyman
Dr. Judy Wilyman has a Bachelor of Science degree and has practised as a science teacher for 20 years. In 2004 she began researching the vaccine public health issue at the University of Wollongong (UOW). She completed a Master of Science degree (Population Health) in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences in 2007. This included a research project analysing the Australian Government’s Policy on Whooping Cough. In 2007, she continued her research with a PhD. The University of Wollongong would not provide supervisors in the Faculty of Health for her project. It was recommended that the PhD be completed in the area of Science and Technology Studies in the Humanities because of the politics involved in vaccination policies.
In 2008 – 2010 she transferred to the Environmental Science Department at Murdoch University to research and lecture in environmental health issues. She transferred back to Wollongong University in 2011 to complete her PhD investigating the Australian government’s reasons for its current National Immunisation Program (NIP). Her PhD includes an examination of the science in the government’s vaccination policy and a critique of the influences in the decision to use an increasing number of vaccines in children.
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