Imperial College London

Joanne P. Webster

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor



joanne.webster Website




Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





  • Chalmers Memorial Medal., Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to recognise outstanding contribution to Tropical Medicine, 2013
  • Top 10 cited paper of 2006-2008, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene/Elsevier Prize, 2009
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education., SCI programme controlling neglected tropical diseases in Africa., 2008
  • NC3Rs Prize., GlaxoSmithKline, to recognise a piece of published work over the preceding two years that advances, or has the potential to advance, the 3Rs, was awarded to our paper: Gower, C.M., Shrivastava, J., Lamberton, P.H.L, Rollinson, D., Emory, A., Webster, B.L., Kabatereine, N.B. & Webster, J.P. (2007). Development and application of an ethical and epidemiologically appropriate assay for the multi-locus microsatellite analysis of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology, 134, 4, 523-536., 2007
  • CA Wright Memorial medal, This medal is given annually to a British Society of Parasitology member to recognise their outstanding contribution to the discipline of parasitology., 2005
  • Domus Scholarship, University of Oxford, 1990

External Positions

  • Global Working Group on Monitoring of Drug Efficacy (WG MDE)., World Health Organisation (WHO), 2010
  • Infectious Disease Research Network (IDRN)., 2006
  • Research Network for schistosomiasis in Africa (RNSA)., 2006
  • Schistosome Control Initiative Board, 2006
  • Praziquantel Resistance monitoring consortium., 2004
  • Panel member, Schistosome Research Panel committee., Harvard University/Danish Bilharzia Laboratory., 2003 - 2007

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member (invited), European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), 2010
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005
  • Member, British Society for Parasitology, 2003

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London., 2010
  • Senior Research Associate Fellow, University of Oxford, 2003 - 2010


  • Dozer Fellowship/Distinguish Scientist Visitor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2013
  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS), 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005
  • Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, University of Indiana, 2002
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF)., Royal Society, 2000 - 2008
  • EPA Cephalosporin Research Fellowship (JRF), University of Oxford, 1995

Editorial Boards

  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene., Editorial Board, 2013
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Associate Editor, 2009
  • Advances in Parasitology, Guest Editor, 2008
  • PLoS Biology, Academic Editor, 2008
  • Evolutionary Applications, Associate Editor, 2007
  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLoS NTS), Associate Editor, 2006