Paul Newton is an infectious disease doctor and Director of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, within the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Health Network, core funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is also head of the Medicine Quality Scientific Group of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory. After a DPhil in field zoology research he read clinical medicine and qualified in 1989 and MRCP in 1992 and DTM&H in 1996. He was lecturer to Professor Sir Nicholas White 1996-2001 in Mahidol University, Bangkok, and moved to Laos in 2002.
His main research interests are on the epidemiology and detection of substandard and falsified medical products and on the diversify of fevers, especially rickettsial pathogens, in rural Asia and their epidemiology and how they can be diagnosed and managed.
Professor of Tropical Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician
University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health
Honorary Professor of Tropical Medicine
National University of Laos
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1996 Oxford University Medical School:
‘Teacher of the month’ General Medicine
1990 British Council award to visit Department of Zoology, Jodhpur
1988 Sasakawa Fund & Royal Society awards
1985-1991 Royal Society Travel Grants for zoological fieldwork in India
1984-1988 British Diabetic Association:
Hermon Whittaker Memorial Bursary
1984-1987 Foulkes Foundation:
Fellowship to read medicine
1978 University of East Anglia:
First Prize, Biology Finals
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Mayxay M, Douangdala P, Vilayhong C, Phommasone K, Chansamouth V, Vongsouvath M, Rattanavong S, Chang K, Sengvilaipaseuth O, Chanthongthip A, Thongpaseuth S, Newton PN, Dubot-Pérès A. Outcome of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) Infection in Pediatric and Adult Patients at Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec 21. PMID: 33350379
Elders PND, Dhawan S, Tanganuchitcharnchai A, Phommasone K, Chansamouth V, Day NPJ, Garcia-Rivera JA, Hertz JC, Mayxay M, Vongsouvath M, Dubot-Pérès A, Robinson MT, Newton PN, Blacksell SD. Diagnostic accuracy of an in-house Scrub Typhus enzyme linked immunoassay for the detection of IgM and IgG antibodies in Laos. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Dec; 14(12):e0008858. PMID: 33284807
Hossain MS, Commons RJ, Douglas NM, Thriemer K, Alemayehu BH, Amaratunga C, Anvikar AR, Ashley EA, Asih PBS, Carrara VI, Lon C, D'Alessandro U, Davis TME, Dondorp AM, Edstein MD, Fairhurst RM, Ferreira MU, Hwang J, Janssens B, Karunajeewa H, Kiechel JR, Ladeia-Andrade S, Laman M, Mayxay M, McGready R, Moore BR, Mueller I, Newton PN, Thuy-Nhien NT, Noedl H, Nosten F, Phyo AP, Poespoprodjo JR, Saunders DL, Smithuis F, Spring MD, Stepniewska K, Suon S, Suputtamongkol Y, Syafruddin D, Tran HT, Valecha N, Van Herp M, Van Vugt M, White NJ, Guerin PJ, Simpson JA, Price RN. The risk of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia after P. falciparum malaria: An individual patient data meta-analysis from the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network. PLoS Med. 2020 11; 17(11):e1003393. PMID: 33211712
Ming DK, Phommadeechack V, Panyanivong P, Sengdatka D, Phuklia W, Chansamouth V, Roberts T, Blacksell SD, Newton PN, Robinson MT. The Isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi from Human Blood through Mammalian Cell Culture: a Descriptive Series of 3,227 Samples and Outcomes in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18; 58(12). PMID: 32999008
Clarkson MC, Aguas R, Sweet K, Roberts T, Strobel M, Newton PN. How many human pathogens are there in Laos? An estimate of national human pathogen diversity and analysis of historical trends. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Oct; 5(10). PMID: 33093128
Taylor AJ, Talwar D, Lee SJ, Cox L, Mayxay M, Newton PN. Comparison of Thiamin Diphosphate High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Erythrocyte Transketolase Assays for Evaluating Thiamin Status in Malaria Patients without Beriberi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 12; 103(6):2600-2604. PMID: 32996449
Shrestha P, Dahal P, Ogbonnaa-Njoku C, Das D, Stepniewska K, Thomas NV, Hopkins H, Crump JA, Bell D, Newton PN, Ashley EA, Guérin PJ. Non-malarial febrile illness: a systematic review of published aetiological studies and case reports from Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia, 1980-2015. BMC Med. 2020 09 21; 18(1):299. PMID: 32951591
Elven J, Dahal P, Ashley EA, Thomas NV, Shrestha P, Stepniewska K, Crump JA, Newton PN, Bell D, Reyburn H, Hopkins H, Guérin PJ. Non-malarial febrile illness: a systematic review of published aetiological studies and case reports from Africa, 1980-2015. BMC Med. 2020 09 21; 18(1):279. PMID: 32951596
Newton PN, Guerin PJ. Febrile illness mapping-much of the world without data and without evidence-based treatments. BMC Med. 2020 09 21; 18(1):287. PMID: 32958035
Doppler JF, Newton PN. A systematic review of the untreated mortality of murine typhus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 09; 14(9):e0008641. PMID: 32925913
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