Emeritus Prof. David Molyneux Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK1 Talk 1 Series
Professor David Molyneux is an Honorary Professor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Emeritus Professor of the University of Liverpool. He was Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine from 1991-2000 and Professor of Biology and Dean of Science at Salford University from 1977-91. During his career... read morehe has supervised over 50 PhD and Masters students.
Professor Molyneux graduated (MA, PhD) from Cambridge University in parasitology. His research interests have been in tropical parasites and vectors, and he became involved in parasitic and vector borne disease control programmes - advising WHO on trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria control. He was awarded a DSc from Salford University, a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa of Georgetown University, Washington DC, and is an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, UK, for his work on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Professor Molyneux has extensive experience in Africa and the Middle East, and is an author on several recent publications on health policy and neglected tropical diseases (NTD’s) in the Lancet, BMJ, New England Journal of Medicine, and PLoS Medicine. He has published over 400 papers, reviews, and contributions to books, as well as a textbook on trypanosomes and leishmania. He acted as Editor of the Control of Human Parasitic Diseases - 13 Chapters and 662 pages. He has acted as a consultant to many organisations including WHO, FAO, UNDP, CGIAR, the World Bank, and the UK government (DFID). He has Chaired WHO Committees on Onchocerciasis, Tropical Diseases and Mosquitoes and is a member of two International Commissions on Disease Eradication. He served as Executive Secretary of the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (from 2006-2010), and is currently an adviser to the European Foundations Initiative for Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD), which supports African post-Doctoral Fellows via support from five European Foundations.
Professor Molyneux has been one of the key advocates in raising the profile of Neglected Diseases to the extent they are now one of the priorities of the World Health Organisation and a target of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. His work has been recognized by the award of medals from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the British Society for Parasitology - societies of which he has served as President.