Imperial College London

Dr Charlotte Gower (née Davies)

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Fellow



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G21Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research (LCNTDR), a joint initiative of the Natural History Museum, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Royal Veterinary College, the Partnership for Child Development, the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, and Imperial College London, undertakes cutting-edge research to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination programmes. 

Lottie is currently based at the Royal Veterinary College, where she is working on population genetic evaluation of different treatment strategies for schistosomiasis and economic evaluation of zoonotic schistosomiasis.

Her  other research interests include the molecular diagnosis of schistosomiasis and paragonomiasis, and the ecology and evolution of parasites.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Webster JP, Gower CM, Knowles SC, et al., 2016, One health - an ecological and evolutionary framework for tackling Neglected Zoonotic Diseases., Evolutionary Applications, Vol:9, ISSN:1752-4571, Pages:313-333

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PHL, et al., 2013, Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control, Acta Tropica, Vol:128, ISSN:0001-706X, Pages:261-274

Gower CM, Gabrielli AF, Sacko M, et al., 2011, Population genetics of Achistosoma haematobium: development of novel microsatellite markers and their application to schistosomiasis control in Mali., Parasitology

Norton AJ, Gower CM, Lamberton PHL, et al., 2010, Genetic Consequences of Mass Human Chemotherapy for Schistosoma mansoni: Population Structure Pre- and Post-Praziquantel Treatment in Tanzania, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol:83, ISSN:0002-9637, Pages:951-957

Webster JP, Gower CM, Norton AJ, 2008, Evolutionary concepts in predicting and evaluating the impact of mass chemotherapy schistosomiasis control programmes on parasites and their hosts, Evolutionary Applications, Vol:1, ISSN:1752-4571, Pages:66-83

Gower CM, Shrivastava J, Lamberton PHL, et al., 2007, Development and application of an ethically and epidemiologically advantageous assay for the multi-locus microsatellite analysis of Schistosoma mansoni, Parasitology, Vol:134, ISSN:0031-1820, Pages:523-536

Davies CM, Fairbrother E, Webster JP, 2002, Mixed strain schistosome infections of snails and the evolution of parasite virulence, Parasitology, Vol:124, ISSN:0031-1820, Pages:31-38

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