Dr Jenny Hill joined WWARN in 20016 as Malaria in Pregnancy Scientific Group Coordinator. Dr Hill manages the Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium based at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Dr Hill is a public health epidemiologist with an MSc in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. Previously Jenny worked with UNICEF (1989-1995) to develop community based malaria control programmes as part of broader child survival programmes in Africa. In 1995, Dr Hill joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as Deputy Director of the DFID-funded Malaria Consortium Resource Centre. In 2004, she moved to the Malaria Epidemiology unit at LSTM, led by Professor Feiko ter Kuile, to develop grant proposals for the establishment of the global Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium. Since its launch in 2007, Jenny manages the MiP Consortium’s Secretariat at LSTM and coordinates its research theme to promote the public health impact of malaria in pregnancy control interventions.
Her main research interests focus on strategies for optimising the delivery of malaria control interventions that target vulnerable groups, in particular pregnant women and young children in countries such as Kenya, Mali and Indonesia.