Professor Kevin Marsh

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine; Fellow of St Cross College


Professor Marsh has a broad research interest in child health in the tropics, with a particular focus in the immune epidemiology of malaria. From 1989 to 2014 he directed the KEMRI Wellcome Programme in Kenya. His research focuses on three main areas:

  • Identifying the protective immune response to malaria
  • Regulation of immune responses
  • Determinants of virulence

Professor Marsh has a particular interest is in the development of  science in Africa. He is currently seconded for 50% of his time as senior adviser to the African Academy of Sciences. He is also chair of the WHO Malaria policy advisory committee (MPAC) and  a member of many global health advisory groups.