Associate Professor Catherine Moyes

Head of the Malaria Vector Modelling Group Team: Mosquito modelling and zoonotic malaria


Catherine leads the Malaria Atlas Project’s work on insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. The aim of this work is to characterise spatiotemporal variation in resistance and investigating associations with i) the potential drivers of selection and ii) trends in malaria transmission. There are important overlaps in the Anopheles vectors of malaria and the Aedes vectors of dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, west nile fever and Zika in terms of potential drivers of selection, behaviours and habitats, so our longer term aim is to consider whether we can usefully model insecticide resistance in both mosquito genera as part of the same analytical framework.

Also under the umbrella of the Malaria Atlas Project, Catherine leads a programme of work on spatial variation in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria. This malaria parasite is found in certain monkey species in southeast Asia and is regularly transmitted to humans. Knowledge of this disease lags behind the other human malarias and we are investigating the potential distribution of human infections, links with deforestation, and the impact of this disease in areas where the other human malarias are being eliminated.

Selected Biography

URLDOIKilleen GF., Chaki PP., Reed TE., Moyes CL., Govella NJ.,

Entomological Surveillance as a Cornerstone of Malaria Elimination: A Critical Appraisal

Towards Malaria Elimination. July 2018 403-429.
URLDOIHancock PA., Wiebe A., Gleave KA., Bhatt S., Cameron E., Trett A., Weetman D., Smith DL., Hemingway J., Coleman M., Gething PW., Moyes CL.,

Associated patterns of insecticide resistance in field populations of malaria vectors across Africa

PNAS. May 2018 115(23): 5938-5943.
URLDOIMoyes CL., Vontas J., Martins AJ., Dusfour I., Ng LC., Koou SY., Pinto, Raghavendra K., David J-P., Corbel V., Weetman D.,

Contemporary status of insecticide resistance in the major vectors of arboviruses infecting humans

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. July 2017 11(7): e0005625.
URLDOIColeman M., Hemingway J., Gleave KA., Wiebe A., Gething PW., Moyes CL.,

Developing global maps of insecticide resistance risk to improve vector control

Malaria Journal. February 2017 16 86.
URLDOIWiebe A., Longbottom J., Gleave K., Shearer FM., Sinka ME., Massey NC., Cameron E., Bhatt S., Gething PW., Hemingway J., et al,

Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for insecticide resistance

Malaria Journal. February 2017 16 85.
URLDOIMoyes CL., Shearer FM., Huang Z., Wiebe A., Gibson HS., Nijman V., Mohd-Azlan J., Brodie JF., Malaivijitnond S., Linkie M., et al,

Predicting the geographical distributions of the macaque hosts and mosquito vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in forested and non-forested areas

Parasites & Vectors. April 2016 9 242.
URLDOISinka ME., Golding N., Massey NC., Wiebe A., Huang Z., Hay SI., Moyes CL.,

Modelling the relative abundance of the primary African vectors of malaria before and after the implementation of indoor, insecticide-based vector control

Malaria Journal. 2016 15 142.
URLDOIMassey NC., Garrod G., Wiebe A., Henry AJ., Huang Z., Moyes CL., Sinka ME.,

A global bionomic database for the dominant vectors of human malaria

Scientific Data. March 2016 3 160014.
URLDOIMoyes CL., Henry AJ., Golding N., Huang Z., Singh B., Baird JK., Newton PN., Huffman M., Duda KA., Drakeley CJ., et al,

Defining the geographical range of the Plasmodium knowlesi reservoir

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. March 2014 8(3): e2780.
URLDOIMoyes CL., Temperley WH., Henry AJ., Burgert CR., Hay SI.,

Providing open access data online to advance malaria research and control

Malaria Journal. May 2013 12 161.