Dr. Lucy Tusting

MRC Fellow


Lucy is a postdoctoral research fellow supported by an MRC Skills Development Fellowship and based within the Malaria Atlas Project, Oxford. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist with research interests in the following areas: malaria epidemiology; multisectoral approaches to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, including the influence of development, housing and the built environment; and the synthesis of evidence on vector control interventions. Lucy’s postdoctoral research is investigating the role of housing improvements in reducing malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. She is co-chair of Roll Back Malaria’s Housing and Malaria Work Stream.

Lucy has a PhD (2016) and MSc (2010, Distinction) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a first degree from Durham University. She has worked in the Gambia, Tanzania and Uganda. Her doctorate investigated the relationship between agriculture, poverty and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Selected Biography

, Housing improvements and malaria risk in African children. .
URLDOIKilleen GF., Kiware SS., Okumu FO., Sinka ME., Moyes CL., Massey NC., Gething PW., Marshall JM., Chaccour CJ., Tusting LS.,

Going beyond personal protection against mosquito bites to eliminate malaria transmission: population suppression of malaria vectors that exploit both human and animal blood

BMJ Global Health. April 2017 2(2):
URLDOIKilleen GF., Tatarsky A., Diabate A., Chaccour CJ., Marshall JM., Okumu FO., Brunner S., Newby G., Williams YA., Malone D., et al,

Developing an expanded vector control toolbox for malaria elimination

BMJ global health. 2017 2(2): e000211.
, Measuring, manipulating and exploiting behaviours of adult mosquitoes to optimize malaria vector control impac. .
URLDOITusting LS., Rek J., Arinaitwe E., Staedke SG., Kamya MR., Cano J., Bottomley C., Johnston D., Dorsey G., Lindsay SW., et al,

Why is malaria associated with poverty? Findings from a cohort study in rural Uganda

Infectious Diseases of Poverty. August 2016 5(1): 78.
URLDOITusting LS., Willey B., Lines J.,

Building malaria out: improving health in the home

Malaria Journal. June 2016 15 320.
URLDOITusting LS., Rek JC., Arinaitwe E., Staedke SG., Kamya MR., Bottomley C., Johnston D., Lines J., Dorsey G., Lindsay SW.,

Measuring socioeconomic inequalities in relation to malaria risk: a comparison of metrics in rural Uganda

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. March 2016 94(3): 650-658.
URLDOIBrady OJ., Godfray HCJ., Tatem AJ., Gething PW., Cohen JM., McKenzie FE., Perkins TA., Reiner RC., Tusting LS., Sinka ME., et al,

Vectorial capacity and vector control: reconsidering sensitivity to parameters for malaria elimination

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. February 2016 110(2): 107-117.
URLDOIWanzirah H., Tusting LS., Arinaitwe E., Katureebe A., Maxwell K., Rek J., Bottomley C., Staedke SG., Kamya M., Dorsey G., et al,

Mind the gap: house structure and the risk of malaria in uganda

PloS One. 2015 10(1): e0117396.
URLDOIBrady OJ., Godfray HCJ., Tatem AJ., Gething PW., Cohen JM., McKenzie FE., Alex Perkins T., Reiner RC., Tusting LS., Scott TW., et al,

Adult vector control, mosquito ecology and malaria transmission

International Health. March 2015 7(2): 121-129.
URLDOITusting LS., Ippolito MM., Willey BA., Kleinschmidt I., Dorsey G., Gosling RD., Lindsay SW.,

The evidence for improving housing to reduce malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Malaria Journal. 2015 14 209.
URLDOITusting LS., Bousema T., Smith DL., Drakeley C.,

Measuring changes in Plasmodium falciparum transmission: precision, accuracy and costs of metrics

Advances in Parasitology. 2014 84 151-208.