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Dr Robert Jones

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LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Robert is a Research Fellow at the School and Study Manager, Academic & International Development Lead at the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (Arctec).

Robert began his career at the University of Birmingham, with a BSc in Biological Sciences and MPhil (Res) in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Bath, where he studied the molecular basis of insecticide resistance. He also has an MBA from Reims Management School with study abroad at the University of San Diego.

Prior to joining Arctec, Robert was employed as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Exeter and Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, where he studied the genetics and evolution of wing patterning in butterflies, and annotated detoxification genes in the Heliconius genome.

Robert is trained in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and has experience in managing clinical and non-clinical trials on commercial products for insect repellents and insecticides. His focus in on vector-borne diseases and vector control, and he has a leading role with the Global Vector Hub, building a community of practice for researchers interested in vector control.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control

Teaching

Robert developed several steps for a free online course (MOOC) on Zika and another on Vector Control. He has led practical sessions for MSc students and has supervised MSc summer projects, and is an assessor on the Distance Learning module IDM104 Control of Infectious Diseases.

Research

Vector control, community outreach, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to Zika prevention and control measures. Impact of industrial activities on vector-borne diseases.

Research Area
Insects
Public health
Disease control
Vector control
Discipline
Molecular biology
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Dengue
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Country
Brazil
Colombia
India
Sierra Leone

Selected Publications

Novel control strategies for mosquito-borne diseases.
Jones RT; Ant TH; Cameron MM; Logan JG
2020
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Could bio-detection dogs be used to limit the spread of COVID-19 by travellers?
Jones RT; Guest C; Lindsay SW; Kleinschmidt I; Bradley J; Dewhirst S; Last A; Logan JG
2020
Journal of travel medicine
The use of islands and cluster-randomized trials to investigate vector control interventions: a case study on the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau.
Jones RT; Pretorius E; Ant TH; Bradley J; Last A; Logan JG
2020
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
The Role of the Private Sector in Supporting Malaria Control in Resource Development Settings.
Jones RT; Tusting LS; Smith HMP; Segbaya S; Macdonald MB; Bangs MJ; Logan JG
2020
J Infect Dis
Differential attraction in mosquito-human interactions and implications for disease control.
Martinez J; Showering A; Oke C; Jones RT; Logan JG
2020
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Differential attraction in mosquito-human interactions and implications for disease control: Differential attraction to mosquitoes
Martinez J; Showering A; Oke C; Jones RT; Logan JG
2020
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
An investigation into the knowledge, perceptions and role of personal protective technologies in Zika prevention in Colombia.
Mendoza C; Jaramillo G-I; Ant TH; Power GM; Jones RT; Quintero J; Alexander N; Webster J; Osorio L; Logan JG
2020
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The COVID-19 pandemic should not derail global vector control efforts.
Seelig F; Bezerra H; Cameron M; Hii J; Hiscox A; Irish S; Jones RT; Lang T; Lindsay SW; Lowe R
2020
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
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