Our research focuses on six key themes with the aim of developing models to support malaria control and elimination planning globally. We have recently expanded our support to product development, including diagnostics and novel vector control tools whilst continuing work on pre-erythrocytic and transmission-blocking vaccines and newly registered drugs (with the Medicines for Malaria Venture). Through these we aim to identify where new products will enhance existing interventions and hence support the development of target product profiles. Learn more about our work through clicking on the links below.
Epidemiology and mapping
Encompassing spatially explicit modelling of malaria transmission, new spatial mapping techniques, capturing elimination to guide broader strategic global control efforts, the role of parasite and mosquito biology and pregnant women and how best to measure subpatent infections and the infectious reservoir.
Drugs and diagnostics
Exploring diagnostic technologies, the impact of evolution and different drugs, drug regimens and properties on measuring transmission dynamics. Focusing on parasite prevalence and disease burden, pharmacokinetics mosquito mortality and the ability to enhance the efficiency of control interventions.
Malaria research Imperial College
Resistance and genomics
Artemisin and partner drug resistance; Insecticide resistance; Mapping gene flow; genomics
Exploring how modelling best interprets the patterns of emerging insecticide and drug resistance globally and incorporating molecular, epidemiological, geospatial and statistical techniques to understand the drivers of transmission from genetic data.
Economics and strategic planning
Supporting global policy makers and countries decision makers in relation to national and international planning and strategy development, using models to evaluate the most appropriate and cost effective use of available resources in the implementation of control measures for regions in a wide variety of transmission settings along the path towards elimination.