This pamphlet summarises the four main themes in my PhD Thesis that investigated the historical control of infectious diseases in Australia and the government’s reasons for expanding the use of vaccines – A Summary of the Main Arguments in Judy Wilyman’s PhD Thesis that Investigated the Control of Infectious Diseases in Australia
After I completed my Master of Science (Population Health) degree in 2007 in the School of Public Health at the University of Wollongong, the School of Public Health would not provide supervisors to continue my research in this Health Faculty. They moved my research to the School of Social Sciences. In 2011 when I began my PhD investigation this school was in the Faculty of Arts. This situation has been used by the Australian government and the mainstream media to remove credibility from the debate of my research on vaccination policies by claiming to the public and politicians that it is a ‘Humanities’ degree and not a ‘Health‘ degree.
In 2014 UOW officially moved the School of Public Health into a new faculty called the Faculty of Social Sciences.
In January 2016, one week after my PhD thesis was published on the University of Wollongong (UOW) website, UOW requested that ~60 academics from the Faculty of Science, Health and Medicine, sign their names to a statement promoting the safety and efficacy of the government’s vaccination program. This was written by Professor Heather Yeatman – a specialist in nutrition not vaccination science. This was permitted by the university even though these academics have never researched the science in the government’s vaccination policies or debated my in-depth PhD research on this topic. This is deceiving the public about the validity of the government’s claims about vaccine safety and efficacy but the NSW ombudsman would not take action on this breach of academic integrity.
In 2016 Peter McIntyre, who was publicly criticising my research with false information in the mainstream media, declined to permit his PhD thesis on the HIB vaccine completed in 1994 to be published in Open Repository on the University of Sydney website – as mine has been on the University of Wollongong for the last three years. This limits the ability of the scientific community to scrutinise the academic rigour of his PhD. In contrast mine has received global scrutiny since it was published and the UOW and national and international academics are standing by this research.