Judy Wilyman received a PhD with a thesis on the Australian vaccination schedule from a major Australian university. She was heavily criticized because, people said, it was awarded by the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, and not medicine or hard core science. But she actually studied in science faculties, and it was just decided that a policy critique belonged in the humanities. Her thesis is very scholarly and probably ran into trouble merely because it is so critical of the government’s approach to vaccines, their lack of evidence for many claims they make, and the blatant conflicts of interest up to the highest levels of the government.
To read Judy’s thesis or find out more about her research, ideas and work, see: https://vaccinationdecisions.