Moving beyond traditional methods of identifying and overcoming negative attitudes towards vaccinations (ACTION team)


“Moving beyond traditional methods of identifying and overcoming negative attitudes towards vaccinations (ACTION team)” is led by Angelos Kassianos, of the Cyprus University of Technology and University College London and funded for 3 years (2019-2022). The ACTION project is consisting of early career researchers in the field of psychology (Angelos Kassianos), quantitative data analysis (Javier Alvarez Galvez), systematic reviewing (Antonio Rojas-Garcia), paediatrics/public heallth (Dr Ourania Kolokotroni) and health communication (Ilaria Montagni) as well as a stakeholder representative from WHO Europe to tackle the spread of anti-vaccination messages both in physical interactions (for example within networks like parents’ unions) and in the web (for example in social media and web forums). The team is hosted at SCAS (Uppsala), IIAS (Jerusalem), MAK’IT (Montpellier) and Scienza Nuoa (Turin).

Our Team Members

Angelos Kassianos (PI)

Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Health Behavioural Science
University College London (the United Kingdom) / Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)

Antonio Rojas García

Postdoctoral Researcher in Public Health
University College London (the United Kingdom)

Ilaria Montagni

Researcher-Lecturer in Health Communication
University of Bordeaux (France)

Ourania Kolokotroni

Pediatrician & Researcher in Epidemiology and Public Health
Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus))

Javier Alvarez-Galvez

Senior Research Fellow in Social and Health Data Science
University of Cadiz (Spain)


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Presenting the ACTION team and project to the University of Turin online seminar

On January 31st 2023, the ACTION team participated in the University of Turin’s online seminar presenting the project. During the seminar, the team presented the …

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Third ACTION team meeting in Jerusalem!

The team met for the third time in Jerusalem, hosted by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) between 25th and 28th of July 2022! During …

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Second ACTION team meeting in Uppsala!

The team met again in Uppsala, Sweden between 14th and 18th February 2022 and hosted by the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS). The team …

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