Community leaders and COVID-19 vaccine uptake

 

This study aims to explore the role of community leaders in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Black and South Asian communities. You have been invited to participate in this study as you work with/for the Black or South Asian community (i.e. community leader, faith leader, or belong to the public/allied health professional who are in regular contact with the Black or South Asian community).

Participating in this study will involve taking part in a 45–60 minute interview. The interview is likely to take place in English. During the interview, you will be asked questions about your thoughts, beliefs and experiences related to your role in the community, the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in your community, and various actions or programmes you have been a part of related to increasing this uptake. We will use the information you provide to help us ensure that messaging around the COVID-19 vaccine is culturally appropriate and impactful.

If you agree to participate, we will arrange an interview with you (phone, MS Teams or Skype) when it is convenient. The interview will be audio-recorded and transcribed.

All information we gain from you will be maintained in a strictly confidential manner. Only the researchers named below will have access to the information you provide. In the report of the project, no information will be released which will enable to reader to identify who the participant was.

 

Research Team

Dr Lailah Alidu, PhD, Postdoctorate Research Fellow, Kingston University, Department of Psychology, Kingston University London (l.alidu@kingston.ac.uk )

Dr Tushna Vandrevala PhD, Associate Professor in Health Psychology, Kingston University, Department of Psychology, Kingston University London (t.vandrevala@kingston.ac.uk)

Kristin Hanson, PhD Candidate, Kingston University, Department of Psychology, Kingston University, London (km.hanson@kingston.ac.uk)

Dr Emma O’Dwyer, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, Department of Psychology, Kingston University, London (e.odwyer@kingston.ac.uk)