Edward Thomsen

Title(s)Affiliate, GHS - Central Admin
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    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CABSc12/2003Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
    University of California, Davis, Davis, CAMSc09/2007Entomology
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UKPhD03/2019Life Sciences

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    13 years of experience as a vector biologist studying infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, leading and managing translational research, capacity strengthening, and knowledge translation programmes. A dedicated team builder, working across sectors to ensure evidence is used to guide decisions on vector control. Lived in Papua New Guinea for 4 years, becoming keenly aware of challenges in global health. Investigated the impact of bednets on vector-borne disease transmission, and led a clinical trial for improved treatment for lymphatic filariasis. Led capacity strengthening activities in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, aiming to build resilience and sustainability of effective, nationally-owned vector-borne disease control programmes. Has a firm understanding of the processes and partners involved in translating evidence into impact, recognizing the value in collaboration to achieve a high-level vision.
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