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Joshua LongbottomResearch Assistant

As a research assistant Joshua's work involves the recording of disease prevalence, vector occurrence and behaviour, public health interventions and socioeconomic data for use in space-time geostatistical models and public health planning. Interests of his include infectious disease risk mapping, and the factors contributing towards insecticide resistance within malaria and other tropical disease vectors. Whilst working within SEEG, Joshua has worked on projects defining the zoonotic niche of Lassa fever in Africa, and mapping trends of under-five mortality across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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

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

Howes, R.E., Reiner, Jr., R.C., Battle, K.E., Longbottom, J., Mappin, B., Ordanovich, D., Tatem, A.J., Drakeley, C., Gething, P.W., Zimmerman, P.A., Smith, D.L. and Hay, S.I. (2015). Plasmodium vivax transmission in Africa. Public Library of Science Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (11) : e0004222 DOI

Mylne, A.Q.N., Pigott, D.M., Longbottom, J., Shearer, F., Duda, K.A., Messina, J.P., Weiss, D.J., Moyes, C.L., Golding, N. and Hay S.I. (2015). Mapping the zoonotic niche of Lassa fever in Africa Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109 (8) : 483-492 DOI


December 2011 - May 2017 Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science (SRF) Our previous work has shown mapping to be fundamental to understanding the epidemiology of P. falciparum and for monitoring public health impacts on malaria at a global scale....
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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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