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Staff Profile: Janet Hemingway

janet hemingwayProfessor Janet Hemingway, CBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, FMedSci,FRCP, FRES (Hon), FAAM, Foreign associated National Academy of Sciences USA


Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Insect Molecular Biology

International Director:

Joint Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Jezan, Saudi Arabia


Professor Hemingway initially trained as a geneticist and is currently Professor of Insect Molecular Biology and Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, with 360 staff based in Liverpool, Malawi and several other tropical locations. She has 30 years experience working on the biochemistry and molecular biology of specific enzyme systems associated with xenobiotic resistance. She is PI on current projects well in excess of £55 million including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors 2012, Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006.  Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008.  Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science by Sheffield University in 2009.  Elected as a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Scientists, USA 2010.  Elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology 2011. Inaugurated as a Fellow of The Royal Society 2011.

Recent Publications

Number of items: 131.

Coleman, Michael, Al-Zahrani, Mohammed H., Coleman, Marlize, Hemingway, Janet, Omar, Abdiasiis, Stanton, Michelle, Thomsen, Edward, Alsheikh, Adel A., Alhakeem, Raafat F., McCall, Philip, Rabeeah, Abdullah A. Al and Memish, Ziad A. (2014) 'A Country on the Verge of Malaria Elimination – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'. PLoS ONE, Vol 9, Issue 9, e105980.

Thomsen, Edward, Strode, Clare, Hemmings, Kay, Hughes, Angela, Chanda, Emmanuel, Musapa, Mulenga, Kamuliwo, Mulakwa, Phiri, Faustina N., Muzia, Lucy, Chanda, Javan, Kandyata, Alister, Chirwa, Brian, Poer, Kathleen, Hemingway, Janet, Wondji, Charles, Ranson, Hilary and Coleman, Michael (2014) 'Underpinning Sustainable Vector Control through Informed Insecticide Resistance Management'. PLoS ONE, Vol 9, Issue 6, e99822.

Russell, Tanya L., Morgan, John, Ismail, Hanafy, Kaur, Harparkash, Eggelte, Teunis, Oladepo, Folasade, Amon, James, Hemingway, Janet, Iata, Harry and Paine, Mark (2014) 'Evaluating the feasibility of using insecticide quantification kits (IQK) for estimating cyanopyrethroid levels for indoor residual spraying in Vanuatu'. Malaria Journal, Vol 13, Issue 1, e178.

Hemingway, Janet (2014) 'The role of vector control in stopping the transmission of malaria: threats and opportunities'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, Vol 369, Issue 1645, :20130431.

Vontas, John, Moore, Sarah, Kleinschmidt, Immo, Ranson, Hilary, Lindsay, Steve, Lengeler, Christian, Hamon, Nicholas, McLean, Tom and Hemingway, Janet (2014) 'Framework for rapid assessment and adoption of new vector control tools'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 30, Issue 4, pp. 191-204.