Ian F Burgess - Medical Entomology Centre - Director

Ian F Burgess

Medical Entomology Centre

Director

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Main Specialties: Biology, Dermatology, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Vector biology, Insecticides, Clinical trials

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Ian F Burgess - Medical Entomology Centre - Director

Ian F Burgess

Introduction

Ian F Burgess - has worked in public health entomology for over 30 years. An internationally recognised authority on ectoparasites he first became interested in them whilst studying medical parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1972. Several posts and 11 years later he joined the newly formed Medical Entomology Centre (MEC) in Cambridge, where in 1988 he became deputy director with responsibility for the administration of clinical and epidemiological studies in UK and abroad.

During the 1990s he was particularly interested in the activity of insecticide formulations and evaluation of the spread of insecticide resistance in field studies.

Since 2002 Ian has been Director of Insect Research & Development Limited (incorporating the MEC) a company that deals with all aspects of public health entomology. In 2012 he set up EctoMedica Limited a company involved in developing novel physically acting insecticides for use in humans and companion animals that are safe and bypass resistance problems. These investigations range from formulation development through laboratory evaluation to clinical trials. The company has been responsible for development of some of the most innovative products to hit the market in the past few years.

Ian has is credited with more than 100 publications and has been lecturing since the early 70s, regularly presenting at professional meetings, training courses, and in the media, mostly on biting insect problems and ectoparasites. He is currently President of the International Society of Phthirapterists.

Primary Affiliation: Medical Entomology Centre - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Education

Feb 1976
London School of Hygiene
MPhil
Medical Protozoology
Jul 1972
London School of Hygiene
MSc
Medical Parasitology - Winner Patrick Buxton Prize and Lalcaca Prize
Jul 1969
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
BSc
Zoology

Experience

Jan 2012
EctoMedica Limited
Director
May 2002
Insect Research & Development Limited
Director
Jun 1984
Medical Entomology Centre
Director

Publications

40Publications

395Reads

32Profile Views

1PubMed Central Citations

Head louse egg and nit remover-a modern "Quest for the Holy Grail".

PeerJ 2019 15;7:e6759. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6759DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472470PMC
April 2019
14 Reads

A Novel Nit Comb Concept Using Ultrasound Actuation: Preclinical Evaluation.

J Med Entomol 2016 Jan 6;53(1):152-6. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

Insect Research & Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AU, United Kingdom and

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjv176DOI Listing
January 2016
34 Reads
1.953 Impact Factor

Laboratory and clinical trials of cocamide diethanolamine lotion against head lice.

PeerJ 2015 3;3:e1368. Epub 2015 Nov 3.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited , Cambridge , United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4636399PMC
November 2015
19 Reads
1 Citation

Re: Treatment of Parasitic Skin Diseases with Dimeticones A New Family of Compounds with a Purely Physical Mode of Action.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Trop Med Health 2015 Jun 31;43(2):89-90. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Insect Research & Development Limited , 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AU, U.K.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2149/tmh.2014-39DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442775PMC
June 2015
7 Reads

Head lice.

BMJ Clin Evid 2015 Jan 14;2015. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4294162PMC
January 2015
4 Reads

Comparison of phenothrin mousse, phenothrin lotion, and wet-combing for treatment of head louse infestation in the UK: a pragmatic randomised, controlled, assessor blind trial.

F1000Res 2014 10;3:158. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Bedfordshire Health Authority and Bedfordshire Family Health Authority, Luton, LU1 3AN, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4168840PMC
September 2014
23 Reads

Prevention of head louse infestation: a randomised, double-blind, cross-over study of a novel concept product, 1% 1,2-octanediol spray versus placebo.

BMJ Open 2014 May 30;4(5):e004634. Epub 2014 May 30.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4039848PMC
May 2014
17 Reads
2.063 Impact Factor

Can head louse repellents really work? Field studies of piperonal 2% spray.

PeerJ 2014 17;2:e351. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Royalheath Charitable Trust Limited , London , UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3994642PMC
April 2014
12 Reads

0.4% dimeticone spray, a novel physically acting household treatment for control of cat fleas.

Vet Parasitol 2014 Jan 7;199(1-2):99-106. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

Insect Research & Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AU, UK.

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January 2014
10 Reads
2.460 Impact Factor

Tocopheryl acetate 20% spray for elimination of head louse infestation: a randomised controlled trial comparing with 1% permethrin creme rinse.

BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 2013 Sep 3;14:43. Epub 2013 Sep 3.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2050-6511-14-43DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847050PMC
September 2013
7 Reads

Single application of 4% dimeticone liquid gel versus two applications of 1% permethrin creme rinse for treatment of head louse infestation: a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Dermatol 2013 Apr 1;13. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AU, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-5945-13-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3620921PMC
April 2013
23 Reads

Topical ivermectin lotion for head lice.

N Engl J Med 2013 03;368(10):966-7

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March 2013
7 Reads
55.873 Impact Factor

Soya oil-based shampoo superior to 0.5% permethrin lotion for head louse infestation.

Med Devices (Auckl) 2011 11;4:35-42. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research and Development Limited, Cambridge.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S17551DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3417872PMC
October 2012
10 Reads

1,2-Octanediol, a novel surfactant, for treating head louse infestation: identification of activity, formulation, and randomised, controlled trials.

PLoS One 2012 16;7(4):e35419. Epub 2012 Apr 16.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3327678PMC
August 2012
17 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

International guidelines for clinical trials with pediculicides.

Int J Dermatol 2012 Jul;51(7):853-8

Parasitology Section, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05446.xDOI Listing
July 2012
25 Reads
1.227 Impact Factor

Head lice.

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Ian F Burgess

BMJ Clin Evid 2011 May 16;2011. Epub 2011 May 16.

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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May 2011
5 Reads

Dimeticone 4% liquid gel found to kill all lice and eggs with a single 15 minute application.

BMC Res Notes 2011 Jan 25;4:15. Epub 2011 Jan 25.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-4-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3038924PMC
January 2011
5 Reads

Oral ivermectin versus malathion lotion for difficult-to-treat head lice.

N Engl J Med 2010 Mar;362(10):896-905

Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 and Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa0905471DOI Listing
March 2010
32 Reads
55.873 Impact Factor

Clinical trial showing superiority of a coconut and anise spray over permethrin 0.43% lotion for head louse infestation, ISRCTN96469780.

Eur J Pediatr 2010 Jan 3;169(1):55-62. Epub 2009 Apr 3.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AU, UK.

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January 2010
4 Reads
1.983 Impact Factor

Insects and health.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Perspect Public Health 2010 Jan;130(1):12

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17579139101300010402DOI Listing
January 2010
4 Reads

Current treatments for pediculosis capitis.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2009 Apr;22(2):131-6

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research and Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qco.0b013e328322a019DOI Listing
April 2009
6 Reads
5.010 Impact Factor

The mode of action of dimeticone 4% lotion against head lice, Pediculus capitis.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

BMC Pharmacol 2009 Feb 20;9. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, 6 Quy Court, Colliers Lane, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2210-9-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2652450PMC
February 2009
4 Reads

Head lice.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

BMJ Clin Evid 2009 Jan 14;2009. Epub 2009 Jan 14.

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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January 2009
6 Reads

Randomised, controlled, assessor blind trial comparing 4% dimeticone lotion with 0.5% malathion liquid for head louse infestation.

PLoS One 2007 Nov 7;2(11):e1127. Epub 2007 Nov 7.

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Royston, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2043492PMC
November 2007
6 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

International guidelines for effective control of head louse infestations.

J Drugs Dermatol 2007 Apr;6(4):409-14

Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

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April 2007
9 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

The association between impetigo, insect bites and air temperature: a retrospective 5-year study (1999-2003) using morbidity data collected from a sentinel general practice network database.

Fam Pract 2006 Oct 27;23(5):490-6. Epub 2006 Jul 27.

Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, Birmingham, UK.

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October 2006
6 Reads
1.842 Impact Factor

New developments in the treatment of head lice.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Nurs Times 2006 Jun 27-Jul 3;102(26):45-6

Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Limited, Shepreth, Royston, Cambridgeshire.

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August 2006
6 Reads

Head lice.

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Clin Evid 2005 Dec(14):2044-9

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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December 2005
6 Reads

Treatment of head louse infestation with 4% dimeticone lotion: randomised controlled equivalence trial.

BMJ 2005 Jun 10;330(7505):1423. Epub 2005 Jun 10.

Insect Research and Development, Shepreth, Royston SG8 6QZ.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC558378PMC
June 2005
8 Reads

New head-lice treatments: hope or hype?

Lancet 2005 Jan 1-7;365(9453):8-10

National Public Health Service for Wales, Mold, FlintshireCH7 1PZ, UK.

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February 2005
5 Reads
45.220 Impact Factor

Head lice.

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Clin Evid 2004 Jun(11):2168-73

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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June 2004
4 Reads

Human lice and their control.

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Ian F Burgess

Annu Rev Entomol 2004 ;49:457-81

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB1 5EL, United Kingdom.

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April 2004
8 Reads
13.731 Impact Factor

Head lice.

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Clin Evid 2003 Dec(10):1884-9

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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December 2003
4 Reads

Myiasis: maggot infestation.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Nurs Times 2003 Apr 1-7;99(13):51-3

Insect Research and Development Limited, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

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July 2003
5 Reads

Understanding scabies.

Authors:
Ian F Burgess

Nurs Times 2003 Feb 18-24;99(7):44-5

Insect Research and Development Limited, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

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April 2003
4 Reads

Detection combing.

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Ian Burgess

Nurs Times 2002 Nov 12-18;98(46):57

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January 2003
3 Reads

The life of a head louse.

Authors:
Ian Burgess

Nurs Times 2002 Nov 12-18;98(46):54

Insect Research and Development Limited, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

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January 2003
4 Reads

Head lice.

Authors:
Ian Burgess

Clin Evid 2002 Dec(8):1709-14

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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December 2002
4 Reads

Head lice.

Authors:
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Clin Evid 2002 Jun(7):1508-12

Insect Research & Development Limited, Cambridge, UK.

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June 2002
3 Reads