Prof Charles Newton
I was born in Kenya and qualified from University of Cape Town, South Africa, with postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Manchester and London, United Kingdom. In 1989, as a lecturer at the University of Oxford, I returned to Kilifi in Kenya, to help set up a unit to study severe malaria in African children. Thereafter I spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins, USA, studying mechanisms of brain damage in central nervous system infections. I completed this training in Paediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK. In 1998 I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship at University College London, to return to Kilifi to study central nervous system infections in children, examining the epidemiology and mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism) and epilepsy, particularly brain damage caused by infections and other insults to the brain.
I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students child neurodevelopment, neurology and psychiatry, and international health.