Chris is a Vector Biologist and Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and heads the Entomology group at MLW.
Chris graduated in Biology (BSc) from Durham University and in Biology & Control of Disease Vectors (MSc) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Chris received his PhD in Molecular Entomology in 2010 from the University of Nottingham before taking up a post-doctoral role in Prof. Hilary Ranson’s group at LSTM. After four years at Rothamsted Research (2013-2017), Chris re-joined the Vector Biology department at LSTM in 2017 as Senior Lecturer.
Chris’ research primarily focusses on the biology and ecology of malaria mosquito vectors in Malawi and how this relates to transmission. The overriding goal is to optimise and inform integrated vector control programmes that have a significant impact on malaria in Malawi. The research integrates mosquito dispersal studies, advances in spatial mapping of mosquito breeding sites, insecticide resistance and the impact of new vector control interventions.
Chris sits on the Vector Control Sub-Technical Working Group of the Malawi National Malaria Control Programme. He is particularly interested in building entomological capacity in Malawi.