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Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams

Reader in Health Psychology

University of Strathclyde

Lynn Williams is Co-Investigator for this AHRC-DFG funded project on vaccine hesitancy. She is a Reader in Psychology and Head of School for Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde. Her research is within the area of health psychology and public health.

Her research aims to understand the behavioural and psychological aspects of infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change (e.g. in relation to vaccination uptake). She is also interested in how personality factors influence health behaviours and outcomes, and the ways in which we can use personality science to inform our design of behaviour change interventions.

She has published around 50 journal articles, including a number of recent papers on the topic of vaccine hesitancy. These papers have examined the barriers and facilitators to the uptake of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. She has recently been Principal Investigator on three Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government) funded research projects. One examining the positive changes that people experienced through the Covid-19 lockdown, and two projects on vaccination behaviour.