Heather Ferguson is a Reader in Vector Biology at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the mosquito vectors of malaria. She studied at the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia and Edinburgh before spending several years researching malaria in east Africa. Her work encompasses field studies of mosquito ecology and control in Africa and Asia, laboratory and modelling investigations of mosquitoes and malaria parasites.
Her research is intertwined with training students from endemic countries to build capacity for tackling malaria in situ. She has a longstanding partnership with the Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania, and collaborates with numerous African institutes.
Working Group: Health and Wellbeing