Tagged: PhD thesis

A new critical analysis of the Wilyman thesis - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Mar 06, 2019

A few years back, University of Wollongong student Judy Wilyman received a PhD for a thesis that claimed to offer a “critical analysis of the Australian government’s rationale for its vaccination policy.” Both the thesis, and the processes at Wollongong in relation to PhD study and examination, attracted a considerable amount of scrutiny and criticism (see here … Read More

Wilyman anti-vaccine thesis not in Wollongong thesis review - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 19, 2016

In further news on the Wilyman anti-vaccine PhD thesis saga, University of Wollongong says it will conduct a review of the processes in PhD theses. But! — apparently their review will exclude past and current theses, and thus exclude Wilyman’s theses that raised the need for the review. Let’s have a look at the announcement, some possible review questions and … Read More

Responses to *that* PhD thesis - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Jan 19, 2016

Several Sciblogs writers have discussed Judy Wilyman’s PhD thesis on vaccination policy, through the University of Wollongong. – A PhD by Stealth, Helen Petousis-Harris, Diplomatic Immunity. – Unsound vaccine thesis or how to review a PhD, Grant Jacobs, Code for life. – Freedom of opinion has its place, but this PhD thesis goes too far, … Read More

Unsound vaccine thesis or how to review a PhD - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 14, 2016

How should PhD theses be reviewed to avoid a nonsense thesis? Especially if the work is between two disciplines. Today a PhD thesis that might be considered an extended anti-vaccine essay was brought to my attention. The red flags start popping up from the very first sentences of the abstract. I got as far as the second sentence and honestly … Read More