Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Area of Expertise: Development
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Swahili
Field of Work: Academia
Alan Fenwick is Professor of Tropical Parasitology in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene since 1968. He is an expert commentator on issues of international science collaboration in the field of development, and has managed major collaborative projects between American and Egyptian scientists.
His scientific expertise include schistosomiasis, intestinal helminths, human parasitology and helminthology. Since 2002, Professor Fenwick has served as Director of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI).
Between 1998 and 2002, Mr. Fenwick managed a collaboration between Egyptian and American scientists that aimed to develop a vaccine against schistosomiasis. He also implemented and managed, from start to finish, the $39.6 million Schistosomiasis Research Project for the Ministry of Health in Egypt, which was funded by USAID; this project met all of its scientific, manpower training, and budget objectives on time, was awarded 100 grants, sponsored training in USA for over 90 Egyptian scientists, and resulted in the publication of over 110 scientific papers.
In addition, he is senior author on over thirty peer reviewed scientific publications, as well as co-author on over thirty scientific papers.
Mr. Fenwick earned his B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry (1963), his M.Sc. in Parasitology and Entomology (1965), and his Ph.D. in Schistosomiasis epidemiology and control from Liverpool University (1971).
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