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Charles Newton

MBChB (UCT), MA (Oxford), MRCP (London), MD (UCT), FRCPCH

Cheryl & Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

  • Scientific Director of Muhimbili-Wellcome Programme, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Head of Neurosciences, KEMRI-Wellcome Collaborative Programme, Kilifi Kenya

I am examining the epidemiology and behavioural consequences of children experiencing a range of adversities in the low-income countries of insults, in particular the association of autism and developmental disorders with infections of the central nervous system (particularly malaria, HIV and bacterial meningitis). I also conduct research on the epidemiology of epilepsy and neurocognitive consequences of sickle cell disease in Africa. This research has led to an interest to the mental health of children from immigrant populations in the UK and Europe. My research in Oxford focuses on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, particular the causes and consequences of these conditions in this region.