Professor Kevin Marsh
Professor of Tropical Medicine, Director of the Wellcome-KEMRI-Oxford Collaborative Research Programme
Professor Kevin Marsh has a broad research interest in child health in the tropics, with a particular focus in the immune epidemiology of malaria. As well as directing the KEMRI Wellcome Programme in Kenya, Kevin also coordinates the KEMRI Molecular Parasitology group. The Programme’s research focuses on four main areas: (1) Identifying the protective immune response to malaria (2) the regulation of immune responses (3) Determinants of virulence and (4) Mechanisms of anti malarial drug action and resistance. Kevin’s particular interest is in capacity building for science in Africa. He has recently secured a major strategic award, from the Wellcome Trust, to support doctoral and post doctoral career development for East African Scientists. Kevin is also a member of many global health advisory groups.
Professor Marsh became the College's Vice-Master in January 2021, taking over from Professor Andrew Pollard.