Gilles Cottrell
IRD, Project evaluator
Team member
WP2 and WP5 leader
Gilles Cottrell is an epidemiologist with experience of working in Africa for more than 10 years (mainly in Benin where he is currently on full time secondment). His main, but not only, topic of interest is malaria epidemiology, in particular in vulnerable populations (pregnant women and children). He is also working on understanding the contribution of the asymptomatic reservoir of infection to malaria transmission, especially in a perspective of malaria elimination. He has, for example, conducted several follow-up studies of cohorts of pregnant women and children. He has also evaluated the use and efficacy of bed nets to protect women against malaria during pregnancy, and was the site coordinator in Benin for the BMGF-funded DeWorm3 project (a clinical trial to test a new strategy for mass drug treatment of populations to eradicate geohelminths). He has trained more than 10 master and PhD students from Benin and other African countries.