Dr Lucy Tusting
Lucy is an infectious disease epidemiologist who specialises in the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. She uses epidemiological and statistical methods to evaluate risk factors and disease control strategies, with a particular interest in housing and the environment. Lucy holds an MRC fellowship to investigate the role of housing improvements in malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.
Lucy was previously a research fellow with the Malaria Atlas Project at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford (2016-2018). She has a PhD (2016) and MSc (2010, Distinction) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Lucy is co-director of the BOVA Network (Building Out Vector Borne Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa). She serves on the management board of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and the Global Vector Hub at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. From 2017-2020 she was Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's working group on Vector-Borne Diseases and the Built Environment.
Lucy teaches across a number of courses and programmes at LSHTM. She is Module Organiser for 3176 Integrated Vector Management. She lectures and tutors on the MSc modules Epidemiology and Control of Malaria and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. She tutors students undertaking the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases and supervises summer projects across several MSc courses.
Lucy supervises a PhD project on rice growing and malaria vectors in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire.
Lucy is always willing to hear from students, please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your ideas.
Lucy's research output can be viewed on Google Scholar.