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Sadie Bell

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PPIEP Co-Coordinator & Research Fellow in Public Health Evaluation

Theme 3 - Immunisation delivery systems and public interactions with vaccines

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Sadie’s research focuses on working with underserved groups and healthcare professionals involved in vaccination delivery to identify ways to reduce inequalities in vaccination access and uptake. She has worked on and led qualitative studies that explore the challenges faced by underserved migrant and ethnic minority communities in accessing vaccinations. Sadie's latest projects have explored experiences of accessing routine childhood vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and COVID-19 vaccine views and behaviours among health and social care workers.

As PPIE co-ordinator, Sadie is involved in facilitating and organising public involvement and engagement activities within the HPRU. In this role, Sadie has co-led the organisation of involvement workshops to gain feedback from the public on research projects, and engagement activities including a poster making session with primary school children and a virtual café for parents.

Before joining LSHTM, Sadie completed a BSc in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (Adult) at the University of York in March 2011. Following this, she worked as a staff nurse on a haematology and oncology unit and as an oncology research nurse before starting her PhD in September 2013. Sadie’s thesis explored the accessibility and acceptability of HIV services in the UK to adults receiving a positive HIV diagnosis at age 50 years and over, using a mixed-methods approach.