Lucy Tusting


Research Degree Student


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 927 2662

Lucy's research interests are in the epidemiology and control of vector-borne disease, with a focus on the social epidemiology of malaria, intersectoral disease control and the synthesis of evidence on vector control interventions to inform evidence-based policy. Lucy has a PhD and MSc (2010, Distinction) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a first degree from Durham University. Her doctorate investigated the relationship between agriculture, poverty and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Since completing her PhD, Lucy has taken up a postdoctoral fellowship with the Malaria Atlas Project, Oxford, where she is supported by an MRC Skills Development Fellowship.



Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Malaria Centre


Research Area
Child health
Health inequalities
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Environmental Health
Vector control
Development studies
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Vector borne disease
Gambia, The

Selected Publications

Measuring Socioeconomic Inequalities in Relation to Malaria Risk: A Comparison of Metrics in Rural Uganda.
Tusting, L.S.; Rek, J.C.; Arinaitwe, E.; Staedke, S.G.; Kamya, M.R.; Bottomley, C.; Johnston, D.; Lines, J.; Dorsey, G.; Lindsay, S.W.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg
Vectorial capacity and vector control: reconsidering sensitivity to parameters for malaria elimination.
Brady, O.J. ; Godfray, H.C. ; Tatem, A.J. ; Gething, P.W. ; Cohen, J.M. ; McKenzie, F.E. ; Perkins, T.A. ; Reiner, R.C. Jr; Tusting, L.S. ; Sinka, M.E. ; Moyes, C.L. ; Eckhoff, P.A. ; Scott, T.W. ; Lindsay, S.W. ; Hay, S.I. ; Smith, D.L. ;
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
Mind the gap: house structure and the risk of malaria in Uganda.
Wanzirah, H. ; Tusting, L.S. ; Arinaitwe, E. ; Katureebe, A. ; Maxwell, K. ; Rek, J. ; Bottomley, C. ; Staedke, S.G. ; Kamya, M. ; Dorsey, G. ; Lindsay, S.W. ;
PLoS One
Adult vector control, mosquito ecology and malaria transmission.
Brady, O.J.; Godfray, H.C.; Tatem, A.J.; Gething, P.W.; Cohen, J.M.; McKenzie, F.E.; Alex Perkins, T.; Reiner, R.C.; Tusting, L.S.; Scott, T.W.; Lindsay, S.W.; Hay, S.I.; Smith, D.L.;
Int Health
The evidence for improving housing to reduce malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tusting, L.S. ; Ippolito, M.M. ; Willey, B.A. ; Kleinschmidt, I. ; Dorsey, G. ; Gosling, R.D. ; Lindsay, S.W. ;
Malar J
Measuring Changes in Plasmodium falciparum Transmission: Precision, Accuracy and Costs of Metrics.
Tusting, L.S. ; Bousema, T. ; Smith, D.L. ; Drakeley, C. ;
Adv Parasitol
Socioeconomic development as an intervention against malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tusting, L.S.; Willey, B.; Lucas, H.; Thompson, J.; Kafy, H.T.; Smith, R.; Lindsay, S.W.;
Mosquito larval source management for controlling malaria.
Tusting, L.S. ; Thwing, J. ; Sinclair, D. ; Fillinger, U. ; Gimnig, J. ; Bonner, K.E. ; Bottomley, C. ; Lindsay, S.W. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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