Keynote speaker MIM 2018
Professor Hilary Ranson is a vector biologist whose research focuses on the control of mosquito borne disease. She is an expert in insecticide resistance its impact on vector control. Her research group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is developing and validating molecular and bioassay tools to monitor insecticide resistance in African malaria vectors. In addition, with partners in multiple countries, she is investigating the impact of insecticide resistance on malaria control and evaluating alternative products and strategies to overcome resistance.
Professor Ranson has initiated and led several multidisciplinary international vector control consortia including the FP7 funded AvecNet and MIRA, a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to understand the performance of insecticide treated nets under contemporary malaria transmission settings. She is deeply committed to increasing capacity in vector control and is the lead scientist of a major research capacity strengthening programme, the ‘Partnership for Increasing the Impact for Vector Control’, funded by the UK government.
Professor Ranson is Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She also acts a technical advisor to the Innovative Vector Control Consortium and is member of the WHO Vector Control Advisory Committee.