Janet Hemingway - Inventures

Janet Hemingway

Founding Director

, iiCON

Janet Hemingway is Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Founding Director of the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON). Responding to the growing challenge of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and emerging pandemics, iiCON brings together academic, industry and clinical partners in a £170M program to transform the discovery and supply of much needed anti-infectives and accelerate their journey to market. She is a senior technical advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has been Principal Investigator on projects in excess of £370M, including the BMGF funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium, the ERDF funded Formulations program and the BMGF funded Visceral Leishmaniasis Elimination program. Professor Hemingway was appointed Director of LSTM in 2001 and stepped down in January 2019. She was awarded a CBE for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors in 2012.