The MAP Group comprises several teams. Each team has its own research agenda but staff also work collaboratively across the whole MAP group.

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Geospatial Modelling For Malaria Risk Stratification And Intervention Targeting

In collaboration with key partners, MAP is engaged in a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide geospatial analysis for malaria risk stratification and intervention targeting.

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Global Malaria Epidemiology

Led by Director of Global Malaria Epidemiology Dr Daniel Weiss, this group uses epidemiological data and geostatistical modeling approaches to produce maps and estimates of malaria burden.

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Housing and Malaria

Improving housing and the built environment is a promising strategy for malaria control and elimination. Under the leadership of Dr Lucy Tusting, MAP is exploring evidence from a number of African settings that indicate simple modifications to reduce house entry by malaria’s mosquito vectors, such as closing eave gaps and screening doors and windows, can help protect residents from malaria.

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Mosquito modelling and zoonotic malaria

Malaria is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes and the group is modelling their geographical distributions, insecticide resistance in these mosquitoes, mosquito behaviours, and species composition. In addition, work on the mosquitoes that transmit Plasmodium knowlesi malaria, and the macaques that act as a reservoir for this parasite, has informed models of P. knowlesi infection risk developed by the group.


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PHD Students

MAP has a number of students studying for post-doctoral qualifications under the principal supervision of Professor Peter Gething, with senior post-doctoral scientists within the group providing additional supervision.

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ROAD-MAP

Led by MAP Programme Manager Mike Thorn, the ROAD-MAP team is responsible for the acquisition, curation, and dissemination of MAP's data estate. We work with MAP staff and collaborators including the World Health Organization, Geneva, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle. We also address ad-hoc queries for data and consultancy from a wide range of research groups, scientists, journalists, and the public.

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