Professor in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University

Professor Steve Lindsay is a disease ecologist with a passion for studying some of the world’s most important vector-borne diseases; chiefly malaria, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma. He has considerable experience in medical entomology, parasitology, ecology and clinical epidemiology and solves pure and applied problems in the laboratory and field using a wide range of techniques from DNA finger-printing and mathematical modelling, to methods used by social scientists, epidemiologists and biologists.

His particular interest is in the design of simple tools for malaria control and he has carried out field research in The Gambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda over the last 18 years. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many in major international journals. He was in one of the leading group of researchers to demonstrate that insecticide-treated bednets protected children against malaria.


  • 2011–present
    Professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham


  • 1984 
    University of Wales, PhD