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Bringing together Scottish Public Health on social media
  1. I wrote this piece at the start of May 2020. It wasn’t accepted by a peer reviewed journal at that time, so I am providing it here as a blog instead. You can read the accompanying Wakelet summary of tweets (pro-vaccination) here. Abstract Public attitudes on vaccination are of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social …

    Continue reading World Immunization Week 24-30 April 2020: A rapid review of pro- and anti- vaccination activity at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

  2. Between 2016 and 2020 inclusive I have been exploring how to use social media and social network analysis to understand healthcare and public health topics. The list of peer reviewed papers and blogs below (click “Continue reading” below) – and the brief description beneath each reference – provides a summary of this work. I have …

    Continue reading Adventures in social media analysis for understanding healthcare and public health topics.

  3. This blog provides access to data on tweets using the #Covid19UK hashtag during the UK lockdown, the first day of which began on 24 March 2020. The data were extracted using TAGS, and then mapped using NodeXL. There were of course other UK-focused hashtags used during this period and some UK-based Covid-19 tweeting that did …

    Continue reading Full data for #Covid19uk during UK lockdown

  4. Another post in an occasional series of articles and papers that were not published in peer reviewed papers or journal blogs. This blog explores a sample of healthcare-focused tweets across the period of the UK lockdown. With the huge number of tweets posted and retweeted during the pandemic, and the wide range of different hashtags, …

    Continue reading A review of the BMJ’s social media content during the covid-19 pandemic

  5. This is another post in an occasional series of social media analysis that didn’t reach the pages of peer reviewed journals. It was completed on 28 June 2020, rejected by Lancet Infectious Diseases on 16 July 2020. Article, very slightly modified, follows… So much has changed in such a short time. It is difficult to …

    Continue reading How COVID-19 has changed infectious diseases communication on social media: Through the lens of @TheLancetInfDis

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