Dr Frances Hawkes

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Hawkes is a behavioural entomologist with experience in the behaviour, ecology and physiology of disease vectors, particularly mosquitoes. Research interests include improving our knowledge of insect sensory physiology, ecology, neurobiology and behaviour to increase our capacity to manage vector-borne diseases of humans and livestock. Previous work includes identifying the sensory cues that disease vectors use to find hosts and oviposition sites, and applying this knowledge to improve monitoring and control of disease transmission. Dr Hawkes has extensive experience developing and evaluating vector surveillance tools, including collaborations with industry.