Professor Janet Hemingway
CBE, FRS, DSc, PhD, BSc, NAS (Foreign Associate), FMedSci, FRCP (Hon), FRES (Hon), FAAM

Past President

Janet Hemingway is Professor of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She is also a Senior Technical Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has 38 years’ experience working on the biochemistry and molecular biology of specific enzyme systems associated with xenobiotic resistance.

Professor Hemingway has been PI on recent projects in excess of £200 million including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium, the UKRI funded iiCON Consortium and the ERDF funded Formulations programme and the BMGF funded Visceral Leishmaniasis elimination programme.

Professor Hemingway was appointed the Director of LSTM in 2001 and stepped down on 1st January 2019 having overseen a period of exceptional growth of the organisation. This included the awarding of Higher Educational Institution Status & Degree Awarding powers to LSTM. This new status will facilitate expansion of both the research and teaching activities going forward. She is currently co-ordinating a major initiative bringing together, public health insecticide, drug, antibiotic and diagnostic development in the North West of England, co-ordinated through LSTM.

Professor Hemingway was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors 2012 and was made a fellow of the Royal Society and an International Fellow of the Academy of Sciences USA in 2010.