Profile of: Prof. Georgina Samuel Mwansat (Nee: Akpokodje)

From a background in biochemistry and entomology, I am currently, a Professor of Entomoloy and elected Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

I have taught and conducted research at the University level since 1998, and was the immediate past Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Jos, Nigeria where I have a tenure position.

My skill set is a combination of academic (Research/Teaching/Community Service) administrative and communications expertise. I have acquired and honed these skills over a 20 year plus period during which I have worked as an assistant general manager at a commercial farm; developing and applying skills in crop (fruit) production, pest and vector management as well resource management; as a Lecturer in entomology Director of an Ornithological Research Institute and Biological Conservatory, and as Head of the Zoology Department at the University of Jos.

I was the pioneer Director of the A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute for six years ( (2002 – 2008) and the institute is presently in its 15th year of operation. I received several commendations for getting the Institute off to a good start.

I have experience in pure and applied entomological research as well as conservation biology. I have attended courses in management, conservation communication, and integrated vector and pest management.

I have served as consultant entomologist to the Nigerian Conservation Foundation Presco Plc/CIRARD and was appointed, since 2010 consultant entomologist (integrated Vector management) by the National Malaria Control Programme of the Nigeria Federal Ministry of health, Abuja specifically as the Principal Investigator (Entomology) in charge of Plateau and Nasarawa States. I concluded a consultancy for Support to National Malarial Control Programme (SuNMap) of the malaria Consortium on routine distribution of LLINs; all in Nigeria. I have concluded the 4th consultancy contract for RTI/USAID/PMI and Abt  Associates/USAID /PMI on “Entomological Monitoring for Indoor Residual Spraying in Nasarawa Eggon and Doma Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State Nigeria / Nigerian Nation-wide Surveillance of Malaria vectors’. Some of the preliminary reports of this work are listed in “Technical Reports”.

My current research efforts are focused on malaria vector control, insecticide resistance in malaria vectors and other interventions for malaria control such as distribution and evaluation of the impact of long-lasting insecticide treated nets, indoor Residual Spraying and the development of local capacity for malaria control in rural and urban areas.

I am passionate about the things I do, committed to excellence and determined to achieve set objectives.