The VRI includes 150 researchers working on more than 40 international projects.
Caroline Ollivier-Yaniv born in 1970, PhD in Political Sciences (University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne), is a full professor in Sciences of Information and Communication at the University Paris-Est Créteil since 2009. She is the co-director of the Ceditec (Center for the Study of Discourses, Images, Written Texts and Communication, E.A. 3119) and she was the head of the Master “Political and Public Communication in France and in Europe” until 2015. In spring 2012 she was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna.
Caroline Ollivier-Yaniv simultaneously held various positions in the Executive Board of the University Paris-Est Créteil: vice-president for communication (2001-2007), vice-president for Human and Social Sciences (2012-2016). Since 2012 she is elected to the Administrative Board of the University.
She conducts research on the social actors, their practices, their discourses and their careers, involved in political and institutional communication – and propaganda – of the States, in France and in some other European countries. She is also interested in analyzing the political issues of this phenomenon: the legitimacy of the political work, the building of social order and norms. In 2011, she became a member of the Institut Universitaire de France for a project dealing with the professional actors involved in public health communication.
For a few years her research has been focused on public health communication (cancer, smoking…) in general and on the public debates and media controversies about vaccination. Within the Vaccine Research Institute she has developed with Mathilde Courderc a research about the participation and the commitment in an HIV preventive vaccine trial.