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Prof Chris Drakeley

Professor of Infection and Immunity

United Kingdom

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+442079272289

I have 30 years’ experience working on malaria with a specific focus on measuring and defining transmission and identifying methods and approaches to stop it. My research includes (i) exploratory work on factors governing transmission and transmission reservoirs, particularly the importance of adults, asymptomatic parasite carriers and people with very low parasitaemias; and (ii) assessing the impact of drugs on transmission and optimal control approaches for transmission reduction. I have led two large programmes funded by BMGF; firstly elucidating the infectious reservoir of transmission in different endemic settings in Kenya and Burkina Faso senior investigator and secondly evaluating the effect of control measures on the infectious reservoir in Uganda, The Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. I have also been a senior investigator on large community randomized control studies evaluating school based interventions, foci targeting and mass drug administration. This has included developed operational and laboratory approaches to best evaluate efficacy. My current activities leading several initiatives aimed at further describing transmission and using surveillance to more effectively assess intervention success. OTher focus areas include better understanding of the transmission of zoonotic malaria P.knowlesi and the development of serological assays for malaria (particularly P.vivax) and other infectious diseases.

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Vaccine Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Research

Malaria - Epidemiology, surveillance and transmission

Diagnostics - serological assays

Research Area
Surveillance
Diagnostics
Disease control
Epidemiology
Immunoepidemiology
Immunology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Gambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Philippines
Ethiopia
Madagascar
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)

Selected Publications

Landscape drives zoonotic malaria prevalence in non-human primates
Johnson, E; Sunil Kumar Sharma, R; Ruiz Cuenca, P; BYRNE, I; Salgado-Lynn, M; Suraya Shahar, Z; Col Lin, L; Zulkifli, N; Dilaila Mohd Saidi, N; DRAKELEY, C; Matthiopoulos, J; Nelli, L; Fornace, K;
2023
eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
Landscape drives zoonotic malaria prevalence in non-human primates
Johnson, E; Sunil Kumar Sharma, R; Ruiz Cuenca, P; BYRNE, I; Salgado-Lynn, M; Suraya Shahar, Z; Col Lin, L; Zulkifli, N; Dilaila Mohd Saidi, N; DRAKELEY, C; Matthiopoulos, J; Nelli, L; Fornace, K;
2023
eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
Record Linkage for Malaria Deaths Data Recovery and Surveillance in Brazil
Garcia, KK S; Xavier, DB; Soremekun, S; Abrahão, AA; DRAKELEY, C; Ramalho, WM; Siqueira, AM;
2023
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
Evidence for a role of Anopheles stephensi in the spread of drug- and diagnosis-resistant malaria in Africa.
Emiru, T; Getachew, D; Murphy, M; Sedda, L; Ejigu, LA; Bulto, MG; BYRNE, I; Demisse, M; Abdo, M; Chali, W; Elliott, A; Vickers, EN; Aranda-Díaz, A; Alemayehu, L; Behaksera, SW; Jebessa, G; Dinka, H; Tsegaye, T; Teka, H; Chibsa, S; Mumba, P; Girma, S; Hwang, J; Yoshimizu, M; Sutcliffe, A; ... TADESSE, FG.
2023
Nature medicine
Landscape drives zoonotic malaria prevalence in non-human primates
Johnson, E; Sunil Kumar Sharma, R; Ruiz Cuenca, P; BYRNE, I; Salgado-Lynn, M; Suraya Shahar, Z; Col Lin, L; Zulkifli, N; Dilaila Mohd Saidi, N; DRAKELEY, C; Matthiopoulos, J; Nelli, L; Fornace, K;
2023
eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
Zoonotic malaria requires new policy approaches to malaria elimination.
Fornace, KM; DRAKELEY, CJ; Lindblade, KA; Jelip, J; Ahmed, K;
2023
Nature communications
Additional file 2 of Assessing the impact of the “malaria supporters project” intervention to malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon: an interrupted time-series analysis
Garcia, KK S; Soremekun, S; BOTTOMLEY, C; Abrahão, AA; De Miranda, CB; DRAKELEY, C; Ramalho, WM; Siqueira, AM;
2023
Figshare
Additional file 3 of Assessing the impact of the “malaria supporters project” intervention to malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon: an interrupted time-series analysis
Garcia, KK S; Soremekun, S; BOTTOMLEY, C; Abrahão, AA; De Miranda, CB; DRAKELEY, C; Ramalho, WM; Siqueira, AM;
2023
Figshare
Assessing the impact of the "malaria supporters project" intervention to malaria control in the Brazilian Amazon: an interrupted time-series analysis.
Garcia, KK S; SOREMEKUN, S; BOTTOMLEY, C; Abrahão, AA; De Miranda, CB; DRAKELEY, C; Ramalho, WM; Siqueira, AM;
2023
Malaria Journal
Household-level effects of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in the Gambia
SOREMEKUN, S; Conteh, B; Nyassi, A; Soumare, H; Etoketim, B; Ndiath, M; BRADLEY, J; D’Alessandro, U; Bousema, T; Erhart, A; Moreno, M; DRAKELEY, C;
2023
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