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Staff Profile: Louise Kelly-Hope, M Trop Health, PhD

Louise Kelly-Hope

Appointment: Project Manager (Scientific) -  Operational Research
Areas of interest:
Infectious disease epidemiology, geographical information systems and remote sensing technologies, environmental analyses and the development of user-friendly surveillance systems for control and elimination programmes in developing countries.

Louise Kelly-Hope joins the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) and with a wide range of international experience. She completed her PhD at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in 2002, where she investigated risk factors for Australian arboviral diseases and identified mechanisms for improved surveillance and control. Subsequently she travelled and worked on a variety of projects examining the epidemiology and ecology of parasitic, filarial, arboviral and bacterial diseases at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA and with the Vector Group at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.

Louise uses tools such as geographical information systems and remote sensing technologies to analyse spatio-temporal distributions of disease, collect and manage environmental and human population data, identify risk groups and possible casual factors. In recent years, her work has focused on vector-borne disease epidemiology, environmental mapping, and the development of protocols and standardised surveillance systems for large-scale and local control programmes in developing countries.

As scientific Project Manager, her role in the CNTD includes managing and performing operational research projects in endemic countries to support the evidence base for the lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination strategy and apply tools for assessing progress. She will also be responsible for providing evidence for the interruption of LF transmission in countries not undertaking mass drug administration. She will play a key role in collaborating with country health professionals, and providing technical assistance in preparing proposals for external fellowships, research grants and manuscripts for publication.

Recent Publications

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Number of items: 33.

Mondragon-Shem, Karina, Al-Salem, Waleed S., Kelly-Hope, Louise, Abdeladhim, Maha, Al-Zahrani, Mohammed H., Valenzuela, Jesus G. and Acosta Serrano, Alvaro (2015) 'Severity of Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Is Influenced by Previous Exposure to Sandfly Bites in Saudi Arabia'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 9, Issue 2, e0003449.

Smith, Emma L., Mkwanda, S. Z., Martindale, Sarah, Kelly-Hope, Louise and Stanton, Michelle (2014) 'Lymphatic filariasis morbidity mapping: a comprehensive examination of lymphoedema burden in Chikwawa district, Malawi'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 108, Issue 12, pp. 751-758.

Martindale, Sarah, Mkwanda, S. Z., Smith, Emma L., Molyneux, David, Stanton, Michelle and Kelly-Hope, Louise (2014) 'Quantifying the physical and socio-economic burden of filarial lymphoedema in Chikwawa District, Malawi'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 108, Issue 12, pp. 759-767.

Molyneux, David, Hopkins, Adrian, Bradley, Mark H and Kelly-Hope, Louise (2014) 'Multidimensional complexities of filariasis control in an era of large-scale mass drug administration programmes: a can of worms'. Parasites and Vectors, Vol 7, e363.

Okorie, Patricia N., Bockarie, Moses, Molyneux, David and Kelly-Hope, Louise (2014) 'Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Evaluation of Research Capacity in Nigeria'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 8, Issue 8, e3078.


Selected Publications

Jones C, Machin, C, Khalfan M, Majambere S, Ali, AS, Khatib BO, Juma M, Ranson H, Kelly-Hope LA (2012) 'Insecticide resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus from Zanzibar: implications for vector control programmes'. Parasites & Vectors, Vol 5, Issue 1, p. 78.

Okorie, PN, McKenzie FE, Ademowo OG, Bockarie MJ, Kelly-Hope LA (2011). 'Nigeria Anopheles vector database: an overview of 100 years' research.'. PloS ONE, Vol 6, Issue 12, e28347.

Kelly-Hope LA, Thomas BC, Bockarie MJ, Molyneux DH. (2011) 'Lymphatic filariasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo; micro-stratification overlap mapping (MOM) as a prerequisite for control and surveillance.'. Parasites & Vectors, Vol 4, p. 178.

de Souza D, Kelly-Hope L, Lawson B, Wilson M, Boakye D. Environmental factors associated with the distribution of Anopheles gambiae s.s in Ghana; an important vector of lymphatic filariasis and malaria (2010). PLoS One, Vol 5, Issue 3:e9927.

Kelly-Hope LA, McKenzie FE (2009) 'The multiplicity of malaria transmission: a review of entomological inoculation rate measurements and methods across sub-Saharan Africa'. Malaria Journal, Vol 8, Issue 10.118.

Kelly-Hope L, Ranson H, Hemingway J (2008) 'Lessons from the past: managing insecticide resistance in malaria control and eradication programmes'. Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol 8, Issue 6, pp. 387-389.

Kelly-Hope LA, Thomson M. (2008). Climate and Infectious Diseases (Chapter 4). In Seasonal Forecasts, Climate Change and Human Health. Springer. Health and Climate Series: Advances in Global Change Research , Vol.30 Thomson, Madeleine C.; Garcia-Herrera, Ricardo; Beniston, Martin (Eds.)

Kelly-Hope L, Diggle PJ, Rowlingson BS, Gyapong JO, Kyelem D, Coleman M, Thomson, MC, Obsomer V, Lindsay SW, Hemingway J, Molyneux D (2006) 'Short communication: Negative spatial association between lymphatic filariasis and malaria in West Africa'. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol 11, Issue 2, pp. 129-135.



Okorie P, McKenzie FE, Ademowo OG, Bockarie M, Kelly-Hope LA. Nigeria Anopheles Vector Database: An Overview of 100 Years’ Research. Plos ONE ‘In Press’



de Souza D, Kelly-Hope L, Lawson B, Wilson M, Boakye D. Environmental factors associated with the distribution of Anopheles gambiae s.s in Ghana; an important vector of lymphatic filariasis and malaria.

PLoS One. 2010 ;5(3):e9927.

Bockarie M, Kelly-Hope L, Haskew JE. 10 years of Gloabl Effort to Eliminate LF: Where are we? Journal of Lymphoedema 2010 Vol 5. No. 1.