Dr Robert G. Ridley
Dr Robert Ridley is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Unicaf University Malawi and has previously served as Vice-Chancellor at Mzuzu University and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Malawi. He has over 100 scientific publications and several patents covering malaria drug and vaccine research, public health and innovation. He has held academic positions at McMaster University and Edinburgh University. He has worked in industry, leading malaria drug discovery at Hoffmann-La Roche. He has worked with WHO in Geneva, where he helped establish the Medicines for Malaria Venture and was Director of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).