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Dr Catherine MoyesABRAID Director and MAP Researcher

Catherine heads up a project that is developing novel techniques to combine the group's spatial models with ‘big data' in order to continually update spatial predictions of disease distribution for a wide range of diseases. The aim of this work is to reduce the time it takes to construct and release a global disease risk map from three years to three weeks. The resulting maps are available from the Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Diseases (ABRAID). Catherine also leads two malaria research projects. The first is investigating the relationship between the zoonotic reservoir of Plasmodium knowlesi parasites and changing land use in SE Asia in order to understand variation in disease risk to humans. The second investigates spatial variation in insecticide resistance in the mosquitoes that transmit malaria and relationships with potential causal factors. Catherine has an interest in tools for malaria vector control planning and represents the group on the Vector-Borne Disease Network (VecNet) management committee.

Selected Publications

Shearer, F.M., Moyes, C.L., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Marinho, F., Deshpande, A., Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., O'Reilly, K.M., Hombach, J., Yactayo, S., de Ara├║jo, V.E.M., da Nόbrega, A.A., Mosser, J.F., Stanaway, J.D., Lim, S.S., Hay, S.I., Golding, N.and Reiner Jr, R.C. (2017). Global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 to 2016: an adjusted retrospective analysis The Lancet Infectious Diseases, : 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30419-X DOI

Browne, A.J., Guerra, C.A., Alves, R.V., da Costa, V.M., Wilson, A.L., Pigott, D.M., Hay, S.I., Lindsay, S.W., Golding, N. and Moyes, C.L. (2017). The contemporary distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in humans, alternative hosts and vectors. Scientific Data, 4 : 170050 DOI

Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Pigott, D.M., Sinka, M.E., Golding, N., Hay, S.I., Moyes, C.L. and Shearer, F.M. (2017). Mapping the spatial distribution of the Japanese encephalitis vector, Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles, 1901 (Diptera: Culicidae) within areas of Japanese encephalitis risk. Parasites and Vectors, 10 : 148 DOI

Wiebe, A., Longbottom, J., Gleave, K., Shearer, F.M., Sinka, M.E., Massey, N.C., Cameron, E., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Hemingway, J., Smith, D.L., Coleman, M. and Moyes, C.L. (2017). Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for insecticide resistance. Malaria Journal, 16 : 85 DOI

Shearer, F.M., Huang, Z., Weiss, D., Wiebe, A., Gibson, H., Battle, K.E., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Putaporntip, C., Jongwutiwes, S., Lau, Y.L., Manske, M., Amato, R., Elyazar, I.R.F., Vythilingam, I., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Singh, B., Golding, N., Hay, S.I. and Moyes, C.L. (2016). Estimating Geographical Variation in the Risk of Zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Countries Eliminating Malaria, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 (8) : e0004915 DOI

Pigott, D.M., Millear, A.I., Earl, L., Morozoff, C., Han, B.A., Shearer, F.M., Weiss, D.J., Brady, O.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., Moyes, C.L., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Golding, N. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Updates to the zoonotic niche map of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife, 5 : e16412 DOI

Nsoesie, E.O., Kraemer, M.U.G., Golding, N., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Moyes, C.L., Johansson, M.A., Gething, P.W., Velayudhan, R., Khan, K., Hay, S.I. and Brownstein, J.S. (2016). Global distribution and environmental suitability for Chikungunya virus, 1952 to 2015. Eurosurveillance, 20 (21) : pii=30234 DOI

Moyes, C.L., Shearer, F.M., Huang, Z., Wiebe, A., Gibson, H.S., Nijman, V., Mohd-Azlan, J., Brodie, J.F., Malaivijitnond, S., Linkie, M., Samejima, H., O'Brien, T.G., Trainor, C.R., Hamada, Y., Giordano, A.J., Kinnaird, M.F., Elyazar, I.R.F., Sinka, M.E., Vythilingam, I., Bangs, M.J., Pigott, D.M., Weiss, D.J., Golding, N., and Hay, S.I. (2016). Predicting the geographical distributions of the macaque hosts and mosquito vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria parasite in forested and non-forested areas. Parasites and Vectors, 9 : 242 DOI

Sinka, M.E., Golding, N., Massey, N.C., Wiebe, A., Huang, Z., Hay, S.I., Moyes, C.L. (2016). Modelling the relative abundance of the primary African vectors of malaria before and after the implementation of indoor, insecticide-based, vector control. Malaria Journal, 15 : 142 DOI

Massey, N.C., Garrod, G., Wiebe, A., Henry, A.J., Huang, Z., Moyes, C.L., Sinka, M.E. (2016). A global bionomic database for the dominant vectors of human malaria. Scientific Data, 3 : 160014 DOI


January 2014 - December 2016 ABRAID The Atlas of Baseline Risk Assessment for Infectious Disease (ABRAID) is the acronym for an automated mapping platform. The essence of the project is to create a system that automatically...
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December 2012 - November 2015 VecNet The increasing incidence of parasite resistance to anti-malarial drugs and insecticide resistant mosquitoes are eroding the effectiveness of the tools we currently have available to...
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August 2014 - July 2015 Plasmodium knowlesi malaria risk The risk of an individual being infected by the Plasmodium knowlesi parasite is largely unknown but the impact of this infection can be severe. This type of malaria is currently classified...
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January 2014 - January 2015 Modelling Spatial Variation in Insecticide Resistance in the Anopheles Significant reductions in malaria risk can be achieved by controlling the anopheline malaria vectors that transmit malaria using insecticide-treated bednets and long-lasting insecticide sprays inside...
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September 2010 - March 2014 ROAD-MAP This project aims to collate survey data of relevance to malaria control, then disaggregate, standardise and geopositon these data, and make the resulting compiled datasets available to all via an online...
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