Professor Janet Hemingway

Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Chair in Insect Molecular Biology

International Director

Joint Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Jezan, Saudi Arabia


Professor Hemingway initially trained as a geneticist and is currently Professor of Insect Molecular Biology and Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, with 360 staff based in Liverpool, Malawi and several other tropical locations. She has 34 years’ experience working on the biochemistry and molecular biology of specific enzyme systems associated with xenobiotic resistance. She has been PI on projects well in excess of £60 million including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium. 

Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006.  Inaugurated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008.  Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science by Sheffield University in 2009.  Elected as a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Scientists, USA 2010.  Elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology 2011. Inaugurated as a Fellow of The Royal Society 2011.  Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors 2012. Conferred as Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Warwick 2015.