Professor Andy Tatem
Our director, Andy Tatem completed his PhD within the Department of Electronics at the University of Southampton UK, developing approaches for sub-pixel land cover mapping from satellite imagery. In 2002 he took up a position as a Research Officer at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford UK, developing demographic and disease datasets to support the Malaria Atlas Project. In 2009 he moved to a faculty position at the Emerging Pathogens Institute and Department of Geography at the University of Florida, where he initiated the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects, as well as undertaking work on population mobility and its implications for malaria transmission and elimination. In 2013 he moved back to the University of Southampton as a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. His recent work is focused on the application of spatial demographics in malaria burden estimation, maternal and newborn health and poverty mapping, as well as the dispersal of diseases and their vectors through global transport networks and quantifying population movements in relation to disease dynamics. He directs the WorldPop and Vector-borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool Projects and is a board member of the Flowminder Foundation.