Adam Saddler

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Recent Projects

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

Adam Saddler

Research Scientist and Deputy Head, Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences

Dr. Saddler is a research scientist and the Deputy Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences at IHI.  He has been based at the Bagamoyo branch of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) for the last 2 years. His focus is on entomology and vector control interventions including evaluations of insecticides for indoor residual spraying. Dr. Saddler and his colleagues are currently working on two new projects that involve spatial repellents. One project investigates whether spatial repellents can be combined with odour baited mosquito traps to create a “push-pull” system that is more effective at reducing human-vector contact than either intervention alone. The other project will investigate the impact of spatial repellents on the dispersal rates of malaria vectors in the field. Before his time at IHI Dr Saddler obtained both his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s in Public Health Research at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Evolution from Imperial College London in 2014. His thesis involved research into insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors – a subject which he maintains a keen interest.

View Dr. Saddler’s Research Interests & Publications


Improved IRS: evaluating the neonicotinoid, clothianidin for indoor residual spraying against malaria

Evaluation of the Push-Pull strategies for the control of outdoor biting mosquitoes

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

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