Dr Mark Cresswell

Mark Cresswell

Unit Tutor
Manchester Metropolitan University

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 6230
Fax: +44 (0) 161 247 6344
Email: m.cresswell@mmu.ac.uk

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Geography & Environmental Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.


He obtained his PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) where he specialised in forecasting meningitis and malaria epidemics using climate forecasts and remote sensing. He previously worked for MALSAT - a specialised research group at LSTM that uses remote sensing and GIS tools for mapping disease risk in Africa.


He has contributed to the WHO to create consultation documents for the Roll Back Malaria Initiative, been a research consultant to the Medecins sans Frontieres meningitis control efforts in Africa and is an academic consultant for the Health Geography Programme (Free University, Amsterdam).

Selected Publications


Scholten H. et al (2009) The Added Value of Geographic Information Systems for Location-Based-Science. Springer (in press).


Molesworth A M, Thomson M C, Connor S J, Cresswell M P, Morse A P, Shears P, Hart C A, Cuevas LE. (2002) Where is the Meningitis Belt? Defining an area at risk of epidemic meningitis in Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 (3): 242-249


Thomson, M C., Palmer T N. , Morse A P, Cresswell M and Connor S J (2000) Forecasting disease risk with seasonal climate predictions. The Lancet, 355, 1559-1560.


Thomson M C et al (1999) Predicting malaria infection in Gambian children from satellite data and bed net use surveys: The importance of spatial correlation in the interpretation of results. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 61, 1.


Cresswell M P, Morse A P, Thomson M C, Connor S J. (1999) Estimating surface air temperatures, from Meteosat land surface temperatures, using an empirical solar zenith angle model. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 20 (6): 1125-1132.


Thomson M C et al (1998) Developing environmental information systems for improved malaria control planning in Africa. ICOPA IX – 9th international congress of parasitology , 209-215.