Professor James Newell

Professor James Newell

Professor of International Public Health

+44 (0) 113 343 6950

Summary: James is Professor of International Public Health and is the Institute’s Academic Lead for Research. His research focuses on improving delivery of health services in low- and middle-income countries

Location: G.19, Charles Thackrah Building

Current and previous roles

James joined Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (then called the Nuffield Institute for Health) in 1995.

Prior to that he was employed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, seconded full-time to the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in Tanzania, working on the impact of improved treatment facilities for STIs on the incidence of HIV in Africa (1991–1993).

He has previously held posts at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne developing techniques to investigate clustering of diseases in the Departments of Child Health and Medical Statistics (1988–1991 and 1993–1994) and the University of Leeds investigating heat flow in coal mines (1984–1987).

From 1980–1982 he was employed by Shell International Petroleum Company Limited as an operational research analyst.