Prof Moses Bockarie graduated from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1992 with a PhD in Medical Entomology. After graduating, he returned to Sierra Leone to continue his work as a medical entomologist before moving to the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, becoming Principal Research Fellow in Medical Entomology and Head of the Vector Borne Disease Unit in 1996. In 2005, he joined the Centre for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA as Visiting Professor, where he continued his research on NTDs. Prof Bockarie was appointed as Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, LSTM, in 2008.
He is a member of several professional societies including the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Society for Vector Ecology. He has adjunct faculty positions in the University of Papua New Guinea and James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of Parasites & Vectors, and is a regular editor and contributor to scientific journals. An internationally experienced researcher, Prof Bockarie has worked in many countries in Africa, Europe, United States and the Pacific and is a member of the Executive Group of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis and WHO panel of Experts on parasitic infections.