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 recent research

  • Health Services Delivery Research Programme Consortium (COMDIS-HSD). Newell JN, Walley J. Department for International Development, £7.5 million, 2011–2016. Joint Principal Investigator.
  • 2006-2011 Communicable Diseases Research Programme Consortium (COMDIS). Walley J, Newell JN. Department for International Development, £5 million, 2006–2011. Joint Principal Investigator.
  • Stigma and discrimination associated with TB in Asia. Newell JN, Emmel N, Hatherall B. ESRC, £250,000, 2007–2009. Principal Investigator.

Journal articles

  • Zafar Ullah AN; Huque R; Husain A; Akter S; Akter H; Newell JN. Tuberculosis in the workplace: developing partnerships with the garment industries in Bangladesh. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis., December 2012, 16 (12): 1637-1642 doi:10.5588/ijtld.12.0378
  • Baral S; Newell J. Language in tuberculosis services. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis., August 2012, 16 (8): 1129-1129 doi:10.5588/ijtld.12.0370
  • Zafar Ullah AN; Huque R; Husain A; Akter S; Islam A; Newell JN. Effectiveness of involving the private medical sector in the National TB Control Programme in Bangladesh: evidence from mixed methods. BMJ Open, 2012, 2 (6): doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001534
  • Walley J; Wei X; Zou G; Zhang H; Liu Z; Newell J; Sun Q; Li R. Implementation of the Chinese national microscopy centre policy: health facility survey in Shandong Province. Tropical Medicine & International Health, March 2011, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02769.x:
  • Wei XL; Zou GY; Zhang H; Li RZ; Walley JD; Jiang SW; Yin J; Jin SG; Li Y; Sun QA; Newell JN; Griffiths S; Wang LX. Evaluating the impact of decentralising tuberculosis microscopy services to rural township hospitals in gansu province, china. BMC Public Health, February 2011, 11: doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-103
  • Kunutsor S; Evans M; Thoulass J; Walley J; Katabira E; Newell JN; Muchuro S; Balidawa H; Namagala E; Ikoona E. Ascertaining baseline levels of antiretroviral therapy adherence in Uganda: a multimethod approach. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr., October 2010, 55 (2), 221–224 doi:10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181e255ec
  • Parkhurst JO; Hyde A; South A; Brehmer L; Miller A; Newell JN. Improving communication of research findings: identifying the sources of information most important to national disease control officers in low- and middle-income countries. Trop. Med. Int. Health, October 2010, 15 (10): 1252–1255 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02599.x
  • Wei X; Li R; Zou G; Walley J; Newell J; Liu Z. Evaluating the policy of setting up microscopy centres at township hospitals in Shandong China: experience from patients and providers. Health Policy, May 2010, 95 (2-3): 113-121 doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.11.014
  • Lewis CP; Newell JN; Herron CM; Nawabu H. Tanzanian farmers' knowledge and attitudes to GM biotechnology and the potential use of GM crops to provide improved levels of food security. A Qualitative Study. BMC Public Health, 2010, 10, 407 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-407
  • Mesfin MM; Newell JN; Madeley RJ; Mirzoev TN; Tareke IG; Kifle YT; Gessessew A; Walley JD. Cost implications of delays to tuberculosis diagnosis among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia. BMC Public Health, 2010, 10, 173 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-173
  • Mirzoev T; Green AT; Newell JN. Health SWAps and external aid – a case study from Tajikistan. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2010, 25 (3): 270–286
  • Zafar Ullah AN; Huque R; Begum V; Newell JN; Gerein N. Public–private partnership for TB control in Bangladesh: Role of Private Medical Practitioners in the management of TB patients. World Medical & Health Policy, 2010, 2 (1): 217–234 doi:10.2202/1948-4682.1029
  • Kirwan DE; Nicholson BD; Baral SC; Newell JN. The social reality of migrant men with tuberculosis in Kathmandu: implications for DOT in practice. Trop. Med. Int. Health, December 2009, 14 (12), 1442–1447 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02405.x
  • Mesfin MM; Newell JN; Walley JD; Gessessew A; Tesfaye T; Lemma F; Madeley RJ. Quality of tuberculosis care and its association with patient adherence to treatment in eight Ethiopian districts. Health Policy Plan, November 2009, 24 (6): 457-466 doi:10.1093/heapol/czp030
  • Wei X; Chen J; Chen P; Newell JN; Li H; Sun C; Mei J; Walley JD. Barriers to TB care for rural-to-urban migrant TB patients in Shanghai: a qualitative study. Trop. Med. Int. Health, July 2009, 14 (7): 754–760 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02286.x
  • Wei X; Walley J; Zhao J; Yao H; Liu J; Newell J. Why financial incentives did not reach the poor tuberculosis patients? A qualitative study of a Fidelis funded project in Shanxi, China. Health Policy, May 2009, 90 (2-3): 206-213 doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.10.005
  • Lewis CP; Newell JN. Improving tuberculosis care in low income countries - a qualitative study of patients' understanding of "patient support" in Nepal. BMC Public Health, 2009, 9, 190 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-190
  • Mesfin MM; Newell JN; Walley JD; Gessessew A; Madeley RJ. Delayed consultation among pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional study of 10 DOTS districts of Ethiopia. BMC Public Health, 2009, 9, 53 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-53
  • Siddiqi K; Newell J. What were the lessons learned from implementing clinical audit in Latin America?. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 2009, 14 (3), 215–225
  • Jheeta M; Newell JN. Childhood vaccination in Africa and Asia: the effects of parents’ knowledge and attitudes. Bull. World Health Organization, June 2008, 86 (6): pp.419 doi:10.2471/BLT.07.047159
  • Siddiqi K; Newell JN; Walley J. Could clinical audit improve the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba, Peru and Bolivia? . Trop. Med. Int. Health, April 2008, 13 (4), 566–578 doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02035.x
  • Mirzoev TN; Baral SC; Karki DK; Green AT; Newell JN. Community-based DOTS and family member DOTS for TB control in Nepal: costs and cost-effectiveness. Cost Eff. Resour. Alloc., 2008,  6, 20 doi:10.1186/1478-7547-6-20