Eddie is a Senior Program Manager in Vector Control and Surveillance at MEI. He is an experienced vector biologist, having led and managed translational research, capacity strengthening, and knowledge translation programs. He has worked across sectors and disciplines to ensure evidence is used to guide decision-making on vector control, and has a firm understanding of the processes and partners involved in translating evidence into impact.
Eddie joined MEI after working for ten years at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in a variety of roles. While at LSTM, he led a portfolio of work in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia aiming to build resilience and sustainability of effective vector-borne disease control programs through better use of data and decision-support tools. As a member of the senior management team for a research capacity strengthening program, he shaped strategy, strengthened partnerships, and provided high-level programme management to help the program achieve its aims. He was also a technical lead for a program to catalyse thinking and coordinate global action on improving quality and performance of bednets. Prior to LSTM, Eddie lived in Papua New Guinea for four years, becoming keenly aware of challenges in global health. He investigated the impact of bednets on vector-borne disease transmission, and led a clinical trial for improved treatment for lymphatic filariasis.
Eddie holds a PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Warwick and a MSc in Entomology from the University of California, Davis.