Peter Gething

Pete Gething is Professor of Epidemiology at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford where he leads the Malaria Atlas Project. He is an MRC Career Development Fellow and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Geospatial Disease Modelling (WHO CC).

Pete has worked in tropical health since 2002. His first degree was in Geography and he read for his PhD at Southampton in the Schools of Geography and Electronics and Computer Science, developing spatio-temporal geostatistical approaches for improving the fidelity of imperfect routine reporting data on presumed malaria in Africa. In 2005 Pete became a member of faculty at Southampton as a lecturer in GIS, before joining the Malaria Atlas Project in 2008.

Pete's interests are in the development and application of empirical and biological models to address policy-relevant questions in tropical health. His group focuses on the geospatial modelling of changing P. falciparum malaria transmission, burden, and the role of changing intervention coverage and control efforts. Other work has focused on the interactions between climate and vector ecology, on the rational use of routine health reporting, and on treatment seeking behaviour and transport models.

Selected publications

Gething, P.W., Elyazar, I.R.F., Moyes, C.M., Smith, D.L., Battle, K.E., Guerra, C.A., Patil, A.P., Tatem, A.J., Howes, R.E., Myers, M.F., George, D.B., Horby, P., Wertheim, H.F., Price, R., Müller, I., Baird, J.K. and Hay, S.I.  (2012). A long neglected world malaria map: Plasmodium vivax endemicity in 2010.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases6(9): e1814

Gething P.W. & Tatem A.J. (2011) Can Mobile Phone Data Improve Emergency Response to Natural Disasters? PLoS Medicine, 8(8): e1001085

Gething, P.W., Kirui, V.C., Alegana, V.A., Okiro, E.A., Noor, A.M., Snow, R.W. (2010) Estimating the number of paediatric fevers associated with malaria infection presenting to Africa's public health sector in 2007. PLoS Medicine, 7: e1000301

Gething, P.W., Patil, A.P., Hay, S.I. (2010) Quantifying aggregated uncertainty in Plasmodium falciparum malaria prevalence and populations at risk via efficient space-time geostatistical joint simulation. PLoS Computational Biology, 6: e1000724

Gething, P.W., Smith, D.L., Patil, A.P., Tatem, A.J., Snow, R.W., Hay, S.I. (2010) Climate change and the global malaria recession. Nature, 465(7296): 342-345

Hay, S.I., Gething, P.W., Snow, R.W. (2010) India's invisible malaria burden. Lancet, 376: 1716-1717

Hay, S.I., Okiro, E.A., Gething, P.W., Patil, A.P., Tatem, A.J., Guerra, C.A., Snow, R.W. (2010) Estimating the global clinical burden of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in 2007. PLoS Medicine, 7: e1000290

Snow, R.W., Okiro, E.A., Gething, P.W., Atun, R., Hay, S.I. (2010) Equity and adequacy of international donor assistance for global malaria control. Lancet, 376: 1409-16

Tatem, A.J., Smith, D.L., Gething, P.W., Kabaria, C.W., Snow, R.W., Hay, S.I. (2010) Ranking elimination feasibility among malaria endemic countries. Lancet, 376: 1579-1591

Hay, S.I., Guerra, C.A., Gething, P.W., Patil, A.P., Tatem, A.J., Noor, A.M., Kabaria, C.W., Manh, B.H.,F. Elyazar, I.A.F., Brooker, S., Smith, D.L., Moyeed, R.A., Snow, R.W. (2009) A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007. PLoS Medicine, 6: e1000048

Gething, P.W., Noor, A.M., Gikandi, P.W., Ogara, E., Hay, S.I., Nixon, M.S., Snow, R.W., Atkinson, P.M. (2006) Improving imperfect data from health management information systems in Africa using space-time geostatistics. PLoS Medicine, 3: e271