Current MPAC members

Professor Kevin Marsh

Senior Advisor, African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya

Kevin Marsh, Chair of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)
Mark Henley/ WHO 2017

Kevin Marsh qualified in medicine at the University of Liverpool in 1978 and after undertaking specialist training as a physician began his research career at the Medical Research Council Unit in the Gambia working on the immunology of malaria. From 1985-89 he was at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford and in 1989 established with colleagues a series of research projects on the clinical epidemiology and immunology of malaria at Kilifi on the Kenyan coast. These have subsequently developed into an international programme involving around 800 staff working across a number of countries in east Africa. For the last 27 years he has lived in Kenya.

Professor Marsh has a broad interest in clinical, epidemiological and immunological aspects of malaria and has authored or coauthored over 450 publications on different aspects of malaria. He has a particular interest in developing and strengthening research capacity and scientific leadership in Africa.

Professor Marsh is Senior Advisor, African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya, and also also professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford. He is a member of a number of international advisory committees relating to malaria and to global health research. A fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, he was awarded the Prince Mahidol prize for medicine in 2010.

Last updated: 14 September 2016