Edward Thomsen

Vector biologist and programme manager at LSTM

Eddie began working on vector-borne disease approximately 10 years ago, where he lived and worked in Papua New Guinea studying the impact of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets on mosquito bionomics and lymphatic filariasis (LF) transmission. He also led clinical trials to study the efficacy of new drug regimens to treat LF. He moved to Liverpool in 2013, and since then has managed several projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa aiming to support vector control programmes in decision-making, including research on insecticide resistance, evaluating the use of information technology to support control programs, and capacity strengthening initiatives. Currently, he is the programme manager of PIIVeC and also works on dengue vector control and decision-support systems in the Philippines.