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Professor Richard J Maude

Professor Richard J Maude


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Podcast interview

Epidemiology and malaria elimination

Malaria epidemiology focuses on two main challenges to malaria elimination: antimalarial drug resistance and the movement of people that are spreading the malaria parasite. Travel surveys and cellphone records, combined with population parasite genetics help predict the spread of malaria and of drug resistance. Close coordination with all groups and agencies involved is crucial to malaria surveillance and elimination strategies.

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DPhil Applications

If you are interested to submit a project proposal for October 2021 entry, email me with your CV and research interests.

Richard Maude


Professor of Tropical Medicine

  • Head of Epidemiology Department, MORU, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
  • Honorary Consultant Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • Visiting Scientist, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • Visiting Professor, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University

MORU Epidemiology

Professor Maude is Head of the Epidemiology Department at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand where he has worked since 2007.

His research combines clinical studies, descriptive epidemiology and mathematical modelling of human diseases in South and Southeast Asia. His areas of interest include spatiotemporal epidemiology, GIS mapping, disease surveillance, health policy, pathogen genetics and population movement with a focus on malaria, dengue, novel pathogens including COVID-19 and environmental health.

He is a founding member of ThaiGISNet and GroupMappers, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical SocietyRoyal College of Physicians and Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Surveillance and Response Working Group, Co-Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group Community Health Committee, Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition Clinical Epidemiology Working Group, board member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Modelling Consortium and member of the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network.

Professor Maude is Assistant Director of Graduate Studies at the Nuffield Department of Medicine and co-chairs the MORU Postgraduate Committee. He runs training courses for government disease control programmes and academics on epidemiology, data analysis, modelling and GIS.

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