I am a mosquito vector ecologist with over 12 years experience of field-based research and capacity building in collaboration with the Ifakara Health Institute. My research spans studies of mosquito ecology and behaviour, vector-parasite interactions, population genetics, vector control and modelling of mosquito population dynamics and malaria transmission. We are also investigating how mosquitoes adapt to control measures and environmental change, and how this could impact transmission. As part of this work we are also interested in developing new tools to improve vector surveillance and control, and provide a better understanding of mosquito vector ecology. This has involved collaborations with IHI to establish large semi-field systems for contained study of mosquito vector populations, and the development of new mosquito sampling tools. I am also involved in capacity building initiatives within IHI including the sponsorship and mentoring of postdoctoral Fellows, and training of postgraduate students. I also collaborate on mosquito vector ecology and control research in other international settings including study of zoonotic malaria in south east Asia, dengue and zika vectors in South America and India.