Dr Catherine Moyes
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Research Group Leader
My main interest is in surveillance for infectious disease control. My group has developed methods to use data captured from the internet in geospatial models that predict disease risk. We have used this approach to generate updating maps of dengue, chikungunya and melioidosis risk for the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases, with more to follow.
I also lead the Malaria Atlas Project’s work on insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. We are predicting spatiotemporal variation in resistance and investigating associations with the potential drivers of selection. There are important overlaps in the Anopheles vectors of malaria and the Aedes vectors of dengue, chikungunya and Zika in terms of potential drivers of selection, behaviours and habitats so my goal is to consider resistance within both mosquito genera under the same analytical framework.
Also under the umbrella of the Malaria Atlas Project, I lead a programme of work on spatial variation in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria. This malaria is found in certain monkey species in SE Asia and is regularly transmitted to humans. Knowledge of this disease lags behind the other human malarias and we are investigating the potential distribution of human infections, links with deforestation, and the impact of this disease in areas where the other human malarias are being eliminated.
Aedes Mosquitoes and Aedes-Borne Arboviruses in Africa: Current and Future Threats
Weetman D. et al, (2018), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Existing and potential infection risk zones of yellow fever worldwide: a modelling analysis
Shearer FM. et al, (2018), The Lancet Global Health
Local, national, and regional viral haemorrhagic fever pandemic potential in Africa: a multistage analysis
Pigott DM. et al, (2017), The Lancet
Mapping under-5 and neonatal mortality in Africa, 2000-15: a baseline analysis for the Sustainable Development Goals
Golding N. et al, (2017), The Lancet
Global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 to 2016: an adjusted retrospective analysis
Shearer FM. et al, (2017), The Lancet Infectious Diseases