Dr Alan Gemmill
Deputy Director, Research and Senior Research Fellow
Dr Alan Gemmill has strong interests in reproductive biology, human health, psychology and biomedical statistics. His published work has modelled the reproductive ecology of infectious, disease-causing organisms in the light of modern evolutionary theory and has focussed on direct experimental tests of theoretical predictions. In recent years his interests have covered diverse biomedical topics from the genetics of malaria parasite to issues of mother-infant mental health. As Deputy Director Research of PIRI, Alan provides valued expertise in antenatal and postnatal depression screening and design of interventions and oversees the design, conduct and analysis of various research studies, clinical trials and public health initiatives.