Dr Amit Bhasin
Amit Bhasin is the project manager of LINK and has been working at LSHTM since 2002. Prior to this he gained a PhD in 1996 from the University of Aberdeen where he investigated the role of host derived odours in the host-seeking behaviour of biting midges. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral training fellowship at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where he was involved in a project, working in Mali, which investigated whether female mosquitoes use aestivation as a survival mechanism during the dry season.
During his time at LSHTM, Amit has gained extensive experience of managing a large portfolio of grants: developing, implementing and overseeing multi-centre research and capacity strengthening projects/consortia across multi-country settings in sub-Saharan Africa. These include two major malaria capacity strengthening programmes; the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP) and the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC). In addition, he has led a management team of the Meningococcal Carriage Consortium (MenAfriCar) and a number of other clinical trials of malaria interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently also working to support the Wellcome Trust funded Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa consortium, which is based at UCAD in Senegal.