Kate Allan, PhD, is a SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases at the University of Toronto. During her doctoral studies, she was Manager of the Vaccine Hesitancy Study at the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development. Prior to beginning the PhD program, she was a Site Researcher for the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2013, a Research Assistant for the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2008 and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Kate served on the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, Discharge Planning (Transition to Adult Healthcare Services) Working Group and on the Good 2 Go Transition Program Advisory Committee at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Kate has a keen interest in the interplay between psychosocial factors and physical health.
Her primary research interests focus on the decision-making process of parents regarding routine childhood and COVID-19 vaccination and the role of physicians and allied healthcare providers in promoting vaccine uptake.