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Dr Christopher Rusheng Chew

Dr Christopher Rusheng Chew

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Christopher Rusheng Chew

Dr Chew is a Clinical Researcher at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand and Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, and a consultant physician in Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine in Australia.

His current research focuses on defining the epidemiology of acute fever in rural South and Southeast Asia, as well as exploring cost-effective and context-appropriate ways to improve its clinical management. This work is being conducted through the South and Southeast Asian Community-based Trials Network (SEACTN), a Wellcome Trust Innovations Flagship project, which he coordinates.

However, his academic interests are many and varied including clinical, epidemiological, health economic, data science, and implementation research, among others. These are linked by the common theme of generating evidence-based solutions to the most pressing health problems affecting under-served and under-resourced populations, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to clinical practice, research, and teaching, Dr Chew has served in consultancy roles nationally and internationally, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. He is also enthusiastic about healthcare leadership and management, education and training, and science communication.

Originally from Malaysia, Dr Chew graduated in Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2007 and attained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2015. He has additional qualifications in epidemiology, biostatistics, and population health through Masters’ degrees in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford and in Public Health from the University of New South Wales.