Dr Robert Jones

Assistant Professor

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Robert is an Assistant Professor at the School, and Direcor of Social Impact at Artech Innovation. 

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 LSHTM, 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.


Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


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 a tutor on the Distance Learning module IDM104 Control of Infectious Diseases.


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

Research Area
Public health
Disease control
Vector control
Molecular biology
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
The Gambia
Sierra Leone

Selected Publications

Skin microbiome alters attractiveness to Anopheles mosquitoes.
Showering A; Martinez J; Benavente ED; Gezan SA; Jones RT; Oke C; Tytheridge S; Pretorius E; Scott D; Allen RL
BMC microbiology
ZikaPLAN – Research tools used for focus group discussion and interviews
Bancroft D; Power G; Jones R; Massad E; Bernstein Iriat J; Preet R; Kinsman J; Logan J
Public health messages on arboviruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti in Brazil.
Clancy IL; Jones RT; Power GM; Logan JG; Iriart JAB; Massad E; Kinsman J
BMC public health
Novel control strategies for mosquito-borne diseases.
Jones RT; Ant TH; Cameron MM; Logan JG
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
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
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
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
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