Profile of Prof Janet Hemingway
Professor Janet Hemingway is Professor of Insect Molecular Biology and Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. With over 600 staff based in Liverpool, Malawi and several other tropical locations. 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. She joined LSTM as its Director in 2001, from a senior post heading biosciences and preclinical sciences at the University of Wales Cardiff.
She has been PI on projects well in excess of £70 million including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium. She has published over 250 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. She holds a BSc in Genetics and Zoology from Sheffield University; a PhD on ‘The biochemistry and genetics of insecticide resistance in Anopheles' from the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and has been conferred with a DSc in Medicine from Universities of Sheffield, Warwick, London and Chester.
Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006. Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science by Sheffield University in 2009. Elected as a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Scientists, USA 2010. Elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology 2011. Inaugurated as a Fellow of The Royal Society 2011. Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors 2012. Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Warwick 2015. Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health in 2015. Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science for University of Chester 2016. Conferred as Honorary Fellow of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2018. Windrush prize and Equatorial Guinea awards for services to Tropical Medicine in 2018.