Professor Hilary Ranson is a vector biologist whose research focuses on the control of mosquito borne disease. She is Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Her own research focuses on the use of insecticides in public health and on the causes and consequences of insecticide resistance for disease control. She has led several international consortia to develop and evaluate new approaches for malaria control. She is strongly committed to strengthening capacity and is currently coordinating a major interdisciplinary programme to increase the impact of vector control in sub Saharan Africa by filling capacity gaps, strengthening linkages between research and policy, and integrating approaches to target multiple vector borne diseases. Professor Ranson acts as a technical advisor to the Innovative Vector Control Consortium and is a member of the Vector Control Advisory Group at WHO.
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