Dr Tom Aechtner

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
t.aechtner@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52823

Overview

Research Interests

My work lies in contemporary science-and-religion discourse, with a focus on religiously-motivated vaccine hesitancies, antievolutionism, scientism, mass persuasion, and public perceptions of science. I also have secondary research interests associated with religion in the African diaspora, Pentecostalism, and Global Christianity.

Current Research Project

I am currently a Westpac Research Fellow, working on the project “Improving Vaccination Rates in Australia: Analysing Media, Religion and Policy.” This involves researching Australian-specific sources of vaccine hesitancies, including media persuasion and religious concerns, while considering how to positively deliver vaccination information.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxf.
  • Master of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Alta

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

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Book Chapter

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor