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Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Ph.D, Imperial College, London University
B.Sc (Hons) Imperial College, London University
Currently: Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM),
London University, researching phlebotomine sand flies as vectors of leishmaniasis; and, Scientific
Associate, Natural History Museum (London;, researching blowflies and
fleshflies as causative agents of myiasis of livestock.
Member of the 'Climate Change and Vector-borne Disease Working Group' at
the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, US; NSF funded project on modelling disease transmission.
Guest Editor and contributor to Acta Tropica Special Issue on 'Applying GIS
and population genetics for managing livestock insect pests', funded by FAO/IAEA, United nations.
Senior Entomologist, Natural History Museum (London), researching various
aspects of biomedical parasitology; and, at different periods, Head of Division of Molecular
Systematics and Head of Division of Medical & Veterinary Entomology
Teaching: Supervision of 10 completed Ph.D. degrees, mostly London
University; lectures and practicals (including sand flies as vectors of leishmaniasis and molecular
identification of medically important insects) for Masters courses at Imperial College (to 2010) and
LSHTM (to 2013); and, examiner and co-module organiser for distance learning Parasitology
module (IDM 203) of Infectious Diseases masters degree of LSHTM (to present).
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (1984-present)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Researching phlebotomine sandflies as vectors of leishmaniasis, researching blowflies and flesh
flies as causative agents of myiasis of livestock
Citations : 1593, H index: 31
Total publications: 93
1. Cameron, M.C., Acosta-Serrano, A., Bern, C., Boelaert, M., den Boer, M., Burza, S.,
Chapman, L.A.C., Chaskopoulou, A., Coleman, M., Courtenay, O., Croft, S., Das, P., Dilger,
E., Foster, G., Garlapati, R., Haines, L., Harris, A., Hemingway, J., Hollingsworth, T.D.,
Jervis, S., Medley, G., Miles, M., Paine, M., Picado, A., Poché, R., Ready, P.D., Rogers, M.,
Rowland, M., Sundar, S., de Vlas, S.J., Weetman, D. Understanding the transmission
dynamics of Leishmania donovani to provide robust evidence for interventions to eliminate
visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India. Parasites & Vectors, 9, 25, 2016.
2. Marangi, M., Hall, M.J.R., Aitken, A., Ready, P.D., Giangaspero, A. 2016. Origins of
Wohlfahrtia magnifica in Italy based on the identification of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene
haplotypes. Parasitology Research 115, 483-487, 2016
3. Bates, P.A., Depaquit, J., Galati, E.A.B., Kamhawi, S., Maroli, M., McDowell, M.A., Picado, A.,
Ready, P.D., Salomón, O.D., Shaw, J.J., Traub-Csekö, Y.M., Warburg, A. 2015. Recent
advances in phlebotomine sandfly research related to leishmaniasis control. Parasites &
Vectors 8,131. 2015
4. Carvalho, B.M., Rangel, E.F., Ready, P.D., Vale, M.M. 2015. Ecological niche modelling
predicts southward expansion of Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) flaviscutellata (Diptera:
Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), vector of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in South
America, under climate change. PLoS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0143282. 2015
5. Parham, P., Waldock, J., Christophides, G.K., Hemming, D., Agusto, F., Evans, K., Fefferman,
N., Gaff, H., Gumel, A., LaDeau, S., Lenhart, S., Mickens, R., Naumova, E., Ostfeld, R.,
Ready, P.D., Thomas, M., Valesco-Hernandez, J., Michael, E. 2015. Climate, environmental
and socioeconomic change: weighing up the balance in vector-borne disease transmission.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370, 20130551,2015
6. Feldmann, U., Ready, P.D. 2014. Applying GIS and population genetics for managing
livestock insect pests: Case studies of tsetse and screwworm flies, Acta Tropica, 138S, S1-5.
7. Ready, P.D. Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis, Clinical Epidemiology, 6, 147-154. 2014
8. Ready, P.D., Wardhana, A.H., Adams, Z.J.O., Sotiraki, S., Hall, M.J.R. Improved method for
screening mitochondrial cytochrome b markers to identify regional populations of the Old
World screwworm fly and other myiasis agents. Acta Tropica, 138S, S42-48, 2014
9. Tabbabi, A., Rhim, A., Ghrab, J., Martin, O., Aoun, K., Bouratbine, A., Ready, P.D.
Phlebotomus (Paraphlebotomus) riouxi: a synonym of Phlebotomus chabaudi without any
proven vectorial role in Tunisia and Algeria. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28 (Suppl.
1), 51-59. 2014
10. Wardhana, A.H., Cecchi, S.S., Muharsini, S., Cameron, M.M., Ready, P.D., Hall, M.J.R.,
Environmental and phylogeographical determinants of the distribution of the Old World
screwworm fly in Indonesia. Acta Tropica, 138S, S62-68. 2014.
11. Parvizi, P., Alaeenovin, E., Kazerooni, P.A., Ready, P.D. Low diversity of Leishmania
parasites in sandflies and the absence of the great gerbil in foci of zoonotic cutaneous
leishmaniasis in Fars province southern Iran. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical
Medicine and Hygiene, 107, 356-362. 2013
12. Ready, P.D. Biology of phlebotomine sand flies as vectors of disease agents. Annual Review
of Entomology, 58, 227-250. 2013
13. Ready, P.D. Biology, ecology & vector role pf phlebotomine sandflies. In Guide to Vector
Borne Diseases of Pets, ed. F. Beugnet, MERIAL, Lyon, France 2013.
14. Ready, P.D., Rogers, M.E. Behaviour of sandflies infected with Leishmania. In Ecology and
Control of Vector-borne Diseases, Volume 3 – Ecology of vector-parasite interactions, ed.
C.J.M. Koenraadt, W. Takken. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands.
15. Mahamdallie, S.S., Ready, P.D. No recent adaptive selection on the apyrase of
Mediterranean Phlebotomus: Implications for using salivary peptides to vaccinate against
canine leishmaniasis. Evolutionary Applications, 5, 293-305. 2012
16. Wardhana, A.H., Hall, M.J.R., Mahamdallie, S.S., Muharsini, S., Cameron, M.M., Ready,
P.D. Phylogenetics of the Old World screwworm fly and its significance for planning control
and monitoring invasions in Asia. International Journal for Parasitology, 42, 729-738. 2012
17. Farkas, R., Tánczos, B., Bongiorno, G., Maroli, M., Dereure, J., Ready, P.D. First surveys to
investigate the presence of canine leishmaniasis and its phlebotomine vectors in Hungary.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases, 11, 823-834 2011.