Dr Roly Gosling

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Honorary consultant medical microbiology



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Email address: roly.gosling@nhs.net/Goslingr@globalhealth.ucsf.edu


Roly Gosling is the lead of the malaria elimination initiative at the Global Health Group, University of California San Francisco. He works to support countries with low endemicity of malaria eliminate the disease. Roly visits the Royal Free for one month a year to maintain his clinical skills in medical microbiology.


  • Cao J, Sturrock HJ, Cotter C, Zhou S, Zhou H, Liu Y, Tang L, Gosling RD, Feachem RG, Gao Q. Communicating and monitoring surveillance and response activities for malaria elimination: China's "1-3-7" strategy. PLoS Med. 2014 May, 13;11(5):e1001642. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001642. eCollection 2014 May. PubMed PMID: 24824170; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4019513.
  • Mosha JF, Sturrock HJ, Greenwood B, Sutherland CJ, Gadalla NB, Atwal S, Hemelaar S, Brown JM, Drakeley C, Kibiki G, Bousema T, Chandramohan D, Gosling RD. Hot spot or not: a comparison of spatial statistical methods to predict prospective malaria infections. Malar J. 2014 Feb 11;13(1):53. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-53. PubMed PMID: 24517452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3932034.
  • Liu JX, Bousema T, Zelman B, Gesase S, Hashim R, Maxwell C, Chandramohan D, Gosling R. Is housing quality associated with malaria incidence among young children and mosquito vector numbers? Evidence from Korogwe, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 5;9(2):e87358. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087358. eCollection 2014.PubMed PMID: 24505285; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3914816.
  • Dial NJ, Ceesay SJ, Gosling RD, D'Alessandro U, Baltzell KA. A qualitative study to assess community barriers to malaria mass drug administration trials in The Gambia. Malar J. 2014 Feb 4;13:47. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-47. PubMed PMID:24495715; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3915615.
  • Liu Y, Hsiang MS, Zhou H, Wang W, Cao Y, Gosling RD, Cao J, Gao Q. Malaria in overseas labourers returning to China: an analysis of imported malaria in Jiangsu Province, 2001-2011. Malar J. 2014 Jan 25;13:29. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-29. PubMed PMID: 24460982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3922785.
  • Sanders KC, Rundi C, Jelip J, Rashman Y, Smith Gueye C, Gosling RD.Eliminating malaria in Malaysia: the role of partnerships between the public and commercial sectors in Sabah. Malar J. 2014 Jan 21;13:24. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-24. PubMed PMID: 24443824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3917703.
  • Gosling RD, Hsiang MS. Malaria and severe anemia: thinking beyond Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS Med. 2013 Dec;10(12):e1001576. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001576. Epub 2013 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 24358032; PubMed, Central PMCID: PMC3866086.
  • Hsiang MS, Hwang J, Tao AR, Liu Y, Bennett A, Shanks GD, Cao J, Kachur SP,Feachem RG, Gosling RD, Gao Q. Mass drug administration for the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax malaria: an ecological study from Jiangsu, province, China. Malar J. 2013 Nov 1;12:383. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-383.PubMed PMID: 24175930; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3842644.
  • Smith Gueye C, Sanders KC, Galappaththy GN, Rundi C, Tobgay T, Sovannaroth S, Gao Q, Surya A, Thakur GD, Baquilod M, Lee WJ, Bobogare A, Deniyage SL, Satimai, W, Taleo G, Hung NM, Cotter C, Hsiang MS, Vestergaard LS, Gosling RD. Active case detection for malaria elimination: a survey among Asia Pacific countries. Malar, J. 2013 Oct 9;12:358. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-358. PubMed PMID: 24103345;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3852840.
  • 1Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Cohen JM, Smith DL, Greenhouse B, Bousema T, Gosling. RD. Targeting asymptomatic malaria infections: active surveillance in control and elimination. PLoS Med. 2013;10(6):e1001467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001467. Epub 2013 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 23853551; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3708701.
  • Mosha JF, Sturrock HJ, Greenhouse B, Greenwood B, Sutherland CJ, Gadalla N, Atwal S, Drakeley C, Kibiki G, Bousema T, Chandramohan D, Gosling R. Epidemiology of subpatent Plasmodium falciparum infection: implications for detection of hotspots with imperfect diagnostics. Malar J. 2013 Jul 1;12:221. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-221. PubMed PMID: 23815811; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3701503.
  • Koita K, Novotny J, Kunene S, Zulu Z, Ntshalintshali N, Gandhi M, Gosling R. Targeting imported malaria through social networks: a potential strategy for malaria elimination in Swaziland. Malar J. 2013 Jun 27;12(1):219. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-219. PubMed PMID: 23805843; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3710236.
  • Smith DL, Cohen JM, Chiyaka C, Johnston G, Gething PW, Gosling R, Buckee CO, Laxminarayan R, Hay SI, Tatem AJ. A sticky situation: the unexpected stability of malaria elimination. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013 Jun 24;368(1623):20120145. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0145. Print 2013 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 23798693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3720043.
  • Sturrock HJ, Novotny JM, Kunene S, Dlamini S, Zulu Z, Cohen JM, Hsiang MS,Greenhouse B, Gosling RD. Reactive case detection for malaria elimination:real-life experience from an ongoing program in Swaziland. PLoS One. 2013 May, 20;8(5):e63830. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063830. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23700437; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3658965.
  • Cotter C, Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Liu J, Phillips AA, Hwang J, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Gosling RD, Feachem RG. The changing epidemiology of malaria elimination: new strategies for new challenges. Lancet. 2013 Sep 7;382(9895):900-11. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60310-4. Epub 2013 Apr 15. Review. Erratum in: Lancet. 2013 Sep 7;382(9895):858. PubMed PMID: 23594387.
  • Bauch JA, Gu JJ, Msellem M, Mårtensson A, Ali AS, Gosling R, Baltzell KA.Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar. Malar J. 2013 Feb 22;12:75. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-75. PubMed PMID: 23433302; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3584900.
  • Chiyaka C, Tatem AJ, Cohen JM, Gething PW, Johnston G, Gosling R, Laxminarayan R, Hay SI, Smith DL. Infectious disease. The stability of malaria, elimination. Science. 2013 Feb 22;339(6122):909-10. doi: 10.1126/science.1229509. PubMed PMID: 23430640.
  • Eziefula AC, Gosling R, Hwang J, Hsiang MS, Bousema T, von Seidlein L, Drakeley C; Primaquine in Africa Discussion Group. Rationale for short course, primaquine in Africa to interrupt malaria transmission. Malar J. 2012 Oct, 30;11:360. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-360. Review. PubMed PMID: 23130957; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3502539.
  • Gosling RD, Whittaker M, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Baquilod M, Kusriastuti R, Feachem RG. Malaria elimination gaining ground in the Asia Pacific. Malar J. 2012, Oct 18;11:346. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-346. PubMed PMID: 23078536; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3504559.
  • Gueye CS, Teng A, Kinyua K, Wafula F, Gosling R, McCoy D. Parasites and vectors carry no passport: how to fund cross-border and regional efforts to achieve malaria elimination. Malar J. 2012 Oct 11;11:344. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-344. PubMed PMID: 23057734; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3506506.