Professor Kevin Marsh is Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences and Chair of the WHO Malaria Policy Advisor Committee. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was awarded the Prince Mahidol prize for medicine in 2010. He was director of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, for 25 years until 2014 when he joined the AAS as its senior advisor.

Kevin has a particular interest in developing and strengthening research capacity and scientific leadership in Africa and has a broad interest in clinical, epidemiological and immunological aspects of malaria. His specialist interest is in how people acquire immunity to malaria and the team he established in Kilifi have made major contributions to this field. He is currently working with colleagues in the African Academy of Sciences to develop a new platform to support African research and continues to work with colleagues in the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme on immunity to malaria.