Dr Jennifer Lord

Postdoctoral Research Associate


University of Salford, England

2005 - 2010 Ph.D. Wildlife Parasitology -  Thesis: Micro and Macroparasites of Bats (Chiroptera)
2002 - 2005 First Class BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences - Focus: Terrestrial Ecology and Parasitology


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Sept. 2017 to present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Vector Biology BBSRC project: Epidemiological consequences of reproductive senescence in a long-lived vector PI: Sinead English

Jan. 2015 to Sept. 2017: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dept. of Vector Biology BBSRC project: Tackling Human African Trypanosomiasis on the edge of wilderness areas. PI: Steve Torr.

June - Aug. 2016 & April - May 2017:  International collaboration: South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA)

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pulliam Lab. Responsible for developing projects on the ecology of mosquito-borne pathogens.

July - Dec. 2013  International collaboration: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

United Research Services, Manchester, England

Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2012 Ecological Consultant

University of Salford

Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology


Farrington Hopkins Trust, Director’s Catalyst Fund Extension, 2017  Vector competence of Aedes aegypti from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Director’s Catalyst Fund, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2017 Improving experimental estimation of mosquito virus transmission through model-guided design and non-destructive sampling using an Aedes aegypti-dengue system

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, 2017 Epidemiological consequences of reproductive senescence in a long-lived vector. Researcher Co-Investigator

Travel Grant, Division for Research Development, University of Stellenbosch, 2017

International Disease Dynamics and Data Research Scholars Exchange Program, 2016

Seed Funding Award, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, 2013  Identifying potential Japanese encephalitis virus vectors in an endemic region of Bangladesh 

Garnham Expeditionary Scholarship, British Society for Parasitology, 2008


Hugh Mulligan Prize, University of Salford, 2010
Awarded for work of outstanding merit on a thesis for a Ph.D. in the field of parasitology, bacteri-ology or tropical medicine.

Selected publications

  • Lord J.S., Hargrove J.W., Torr S.J. and Vale, G.A. (2018). Climate change and African trypanosomiasis vector populations in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley: a mathematical modelling study.

    PLoS Medicine.

    Lord J.S., Torr S.J., Auty H.K., Brock P., Byamungu M., Hargrove J.W., Morrison L.J., Mramba F., Vale G.A. and Stanton M.C. (2018). Geostatistical models using remotely-sensed data predict savanna tsetse decline across the interface between protected and unprotected areas in Serengeti, Tanzania. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13091.

    Lord J.S., Mthombothi Z., Lagat V.K., Atuhaire F. and Hargrove J.W (2017). Host-seeking effciency can explain population dynamics of the tsetse  fly Glossina morsitans morsitans in response to host density decline. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(7).doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005730.

    Auty H., Morrison L., Torr S. and Lord J.S. (2016). Transmission dynamics of Rhodesian sleeping sickness at the interface of wildlife and livestock areas. Trends in Parasitology. 32 (8), pgs 608-621: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2016.05.003.

    Lord J.S., Al-Amin H.M, Chakma S., Alam S., Gurley E. and Pulliam J.R.C (2016). Sampling design influences the observed dominance of Culex tritaeniorhynchus: considerations for future studies of Japanese encephalitis virus transmission. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10(1): e0004249. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004249.

    Lord J.S., Gurley E. and Pulliam J.R.C (2015). Rethinking Japanese encephalitis virus transmission: a framework for implicating host and vector species. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9(12): e0004074. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004074.

    Al-Amin H.M., Elahi R., Mohon A.N., Abdullah M., Ka H., Chakma S., Lord J.S., Khan W.A.,Haque R., Norris D.E. and Alam M.S. (2015). Role of under-appreciated vectors in malaria transmission in an endemic region of Bangladesh-India border. Parasites and Vectors. 8:195 DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0803-8.

    Lord J.S. and Brooks D.R. (2014). Bat endoparasites: a UK perspective. In: Bats (Chiroptera) as vectors of diseases and parasites, facts and myths. Parasitology Research Monographs. 5, pgs 63-86.

    Dodd N.S., Lord J.S., Jehle R., Parker S., Parker F., Brooks D.R. and Hide G. (2014). Toxoplasma gondii: prevalence in species and genotypes of British bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus and P. pygmaeus). Experimental Parasitology. 139, pgs 6-11.

    Lord J.S., Parker S., Parker F. and Brooks D. (2012). Gastrointestinal helminths of pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus/ Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) of England. Parasitology. 139(3), pgs 366-74.

    Aryal A., Brunton D., Shreshta T., Koirala R., Lord J.S., Thapa B., Adhikari B., Ji W. and Raubenheimer D., (2012). The Northern Barandabhar Forest Corridor provides essential habitat connectivity for rhino and tiger in Nepal: biological diversity and management regimes. Tropical Conservation Science. 5(1), 38-49.


    Lord J.S. Brains, bats and Buddhism: lessons learned as an early career scientist, and why I now study mosquito-borne viruses. University of Salford 50th Anniversary Celebrations 2017.

    Lord J.S. Using model-motivated data collection and data-driven models to improve our under- standing of vector-borne zoonoses. Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Centre, University of Warwick, November 2015.

    Lord J.S. From eld observations to transmission equations: the importance of context in studies of mosquito-borne disease ecology. Department of Biology Seminar Series, University of Florida, September 2014.

    Lord J.S. and Pulliam, J.R.C. Japanese encephalitis virus: insights from a review of experimental infection studies. Japanese Encephalitis Workshop, funded by Fogarty International Center, Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD Program), October 2012.