University of Glasgow





The University of Glasgow is internationally renowned for research excellence in human and veterinary diseases of prime importance to Africa, with particular strengths in vector-borne disease including malaria, trypanosomiasis, and schistosomiasis.  World-class research facilities for study of tropical diseases include facilities for parasite culture and state-of-the-art secure insectary facilities where two of the most important African malaria vectors are maintained and available for infection studies with human parasites. Expertise in molecular aspects of malaria is uniquely matched by substantial expertise in the ecology, genetics, vectorial capacity and population biology of African malaria vectors; which is supported both by field and semi-field studies in collaboration with African institutions, and expertise in quantitative methods relevant to infectious disease epidemiology including mathematical modelling, experimental design, cutting-edge statistical methods and Geographical Information Systems.


Principal Investigator: Dr Heather Ferguson


Heather Ferguson has pioneered behavioural and ecological studies of malaria vector populations to elucidate their vulnerability to control.  She has developed large-scale semi-field systems at IHI as a tool for the experimental study of vector life-history and behaviour, and has successfully trained several Tanzania postgraduate students at the IHI and Glasgow.   


Dr Dan Haydon 



Dan Haydon is an internationally recognised leader in the field of quantitative modeling of infectious disease ecology and control. His studies have guided the design and implementation of epidemiological studies and interventions throughout Africa.  He is coordinates and conducts the training of numerous African students and scientists in study design and analysis. 

Dr Paul Johnson



Paul Johnson is a statistician and population geneticist. His main research interests are experimental design and modelling viral genetic diversity.

Dr Sarah Barry



Sarah Barry is a biostatistician at the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics. She collaborates with clinical researchers on clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Her research interests include public health and modelling multivariate longitudinal data.