Paul Newton, DPhil, MRCP
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

DPhil, Oxford University
BSc, University of East Anglia

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
Churchill Hospital
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

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  1. Newton PN, Chesson LA, Mayxay M, Dondorp A, Tabernero P, Howa JD, Cerling TE. Forensic investigation of falsified antimalarials using isotope ratio mass spectrometry: a pilot investigation. Sci Rep. 2024 Feb 18; 14(1):3995. PMID: 38369604; PMCID: PMC10874941; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-54168-9;
  2. Bharucha T, Gangadharan B, Clarke R, Fernandez LG, Arman BY, Walsby-Tickle J, Deats M, Mosca S, Lin Q, Stokes R, Dunachie S, Merchant HA, Dubot-Pérès A, Caillet C, McCullagh J, Matousek P, Zitzmann N, Newton PN. Repurposing rapid diagnostic tests to detect falsified vaccines in supply chains. Vaccine. 2024 Mar 07; 42(7):1506-1511. PMID: 38355318
  3. Valente M, Bramugy J, Keddie SH, Hopkins H, Bassat Q, Baerenbold O, Bradley J, Falconer J, Keogh RH, Newton PN, Picardeau M, Crump JA. Diagnosis of human leptospirosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of the Leptospira microscopic agglutination test, PCR targeting Lfb1, and IgM ELISA to Leptospira fainei serovar Hurstbridge. BMC Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 07; 24(1):168. PMID: 38326762; PMCID: PMC10848445; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08935-0;
  4. Burtnick MN, Dance DAB, Vongsouvath M, Newton PN, Dittrich S, Sendouangphachanh A, Woods K, Davong V, Kenna DTD, Saiprom N, Sengyee S, Hantrakun V, Wuthiekanun V, Limmathurotsakul D, Chantratita N, Brett PJ. Identification of Burkholderia cepacia strains that express a Burkholderia pseudomallei-like capsular polysaccharide. Microbiol Spectr. 2024 Mar 05; 12(3):e0332123. PMID: 38299821; PMCID: PMC10913486; DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.03321-23;
  5. Chansamouth V, Inlorkham P, Keohavong B, Bellingham K, van Doorn HR, Mayxay M, Newton PN, Turner P, Day NPJ, Ashley EA. Implementing the WHO AWaRe antibiotic book guidance in lower-resource settings: the case of the Lao PDR. JAC Antimicrob Resist. 2024 Feb; 6(1):dlae004. PMID: 38259905; PMCID: PMC10801825; DOI: 10.1093/jacamr/dlae004;
  6. Mosca S, Lin Q, Stokes R, Bharucha T, Gangadharan B, Clarke R, Fernandez LG, Deats M, Walsby-Tickle J, Arman BY, Chunekar SR, Patil KD, Gairola S, Van Assche K, Dunachie S, Merchant HA, Kuwana R, Maes A, McCullagh J, Caillet C, Zitzmann N, Newton PN, Matousek P. Innovative method for rapid detection of falsified COVID-19 vaccines through unopened vials using handheld Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS). Vaccine. 2023 Nov 13; 41(47):6960-6968. PMID: 37865599
  7. Cavany S, Nanyonga S, Hauk C, Lim C, Tarning J, Sartorius B, Dolecek C, Caillet C, Newton PN, Cooper BS. The uncertain role of substandard and falsified medicines in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. Nat Commun. 2023 Oct 03; 14(1):6153. PMID: 37788991; PMCID: PMC10547756; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41542-w;
  8. Senvanpan N, Phimolsarnnousith V, Rattanavong S, Mayxay M, Reinharz D, Fine AE, Horwood PF, Dussart P, Blacksell SD, Pruvot M, Newton PN, Robinson MT. Longitudinal comparison of bacterial pathogen seropositivity among wet market vendors in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. One Health. 2023 Dec; 17:100618. PMID: 37811399; PMCID: PMC7615163; DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2023.100618;
  9. Monnier AA, Do NTT, Asante KP, Afari-Asiedu S, Khan WA, Munguambe K, Sevene E, Tran TK, Nguyen CTK, Punpuing S, Gómez-Olivé FX, van Doorn HR, Caillet C, Newton PN, Ariana P, Wertheim HFL. Is this pill an antibiotic or a painkiller? Improving the identification of oral antibiotics for better use. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Aug; 11(8):e1308-e1313. PMID: 37474237
  10. Tabernero P, Newton PN. Estimating the prevalence of poor-quality anti-TB medicines: a neglected risk for global TB control and resistance. BMJ Glob Health. 2023 Jul; 8(7). PMID: 37433693; PMCID: PMC10347509; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-012039;
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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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