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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Academic Staff

Prof Steve Lindsay, PhD, BSc

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41291
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1201

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Professor Steve Lindsay is a disease ecologist with a passion for studying some of the world’s most important vector-borne diseases; chiefly malaria, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma. He has considerable experience in medical entomology, parasitology, ecology and clinical epidemiology and solves pure and applied problems in the laboratory and field using a wide range of techniques from DNA finger-printing and mathematical modelling, to methods used by social scientists, epidemiologists and biologists. His particular interest is in the design of simple tools for malaria control and he has carried out field research in The Gambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda over the last 18 years. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many in major international journals. He was in one of the leading group of researchers to demonstrate that insecticide-treated bednets protected children against malaria. More recently he was part of the team that showed that Musca sorbens, the Bazaar fly, was an important vector of trachoma, and that this blinding disease could be prevented by effective fly control.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Host-vector dynamics
  • Malaria and climate change
  • Malaria transmission and the environment
  • Mosquito repellents
  • Trachoma transmission by flies


Journal papers: academic