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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Wangrangsimakul T, Phuklia W, Newton PN, Richards AL, Day NPJ. Reply to Watt. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 12; 71(6):1580-1581. PMID: 31837262
Philavong C, Pruvot M, Reinharz D, Mayxay M, Khammavong K, Milavong P, Rattanavong S, Horwood PF, Dussart P, Douangngeun B, Theppangna W, Fine AE, Robinson MT, Newton PN. Perception of health risks in Lao market vendors. Zoonoses Public Health. 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32812389
Weitzel T, Makepeace BL, Elliott I, Chaisiri K, Richards AL, Newton PN. Marginalized mites: Neglected vectors of neglected diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 07; 14(7):e0008297. PMID: 32701946
Hopkins H, Bassat Q, Chandler CI, Crump JA, Feasey NA, Ferrand RA, Kranzer K, Lalloo DG, Mayxay M, Newton PN, Mabey D. Febrile Illness Evaluation in a Broad Range of Endemicities (FIEBRE): protocol for a multisite prospective observational study of the causes of fever in Africa and Asia. BMJ Open. 2020 Jul 21; 10(7):e035632. PMID: 32699131
Vongsouvath M, Bharucha T, Seephonelee M, de Lamballerie X, Newton PN, Dubot-Pérès A. Harnessing Dengue Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Combined Surveillance of Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya Viruses in Laos. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 06; 102(6):1244-1248. PMID: 32157991
Huson MAM, Kling K, Chankongsin S, Phongluxa K, Keoluangkhot V, Newton PN, Dance D, Heller T, Neumayr A. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Melioidosis in Laos. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Aug; 103(2):675-678. PMID: 32484153
Rattanavong S, Dubot-Pérès A, Mayxay M, Vongsouvath M, Lee SJ, Cappelle J, Newton PN, Parker DM. Spatial epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus and other infections of the central nervous system infections in Lao PDR (2003-2011): A retrospective analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 05; 14(5):e0008333. PMID: 32453806
Wangrangsimakul T, Phuklia W, Newton PN, Richards AL, Day NPJ. Scrub Typhus and the Misconception of Doxycycline Resistance. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 23; 70(11):2444-2449. PMID: 31570937
Chang K, Rattanavong S, Mayxay M, Keoluangkhot V, Davong V, Vongsouvath M, Luangraj M, Simpson AJH, Newton PN, Dance DAB. Bacteremia Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Vientiane, Lao PDR: A 5-Year Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 05; 102(5):1137-1143. PMID: 32157990
Newton PN, Bond KC. COVID-19 and risks to the supply and quality of tests, drugs, and vaccines. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 06; 8(6):e754-e755. PMID: 32278364
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