Dr Guy Thwaites appointed Director of Clinical Research Unit


The Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust today announced the appointment of Dr Guy Thwaites as Director of the OUCRU in Vietnam.

Dr Thwaites, who completed his training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at OUCRU Vietnam in 2005, now returns to the Unit as successor to Dr Jeremy Farrar, who recently left the Vietnam programme to take up the role of Director of the Wellcome Trust.

In addition to his role as Director, Dr Thwaites will resume his clinical research on tuberculosis and brain infections at OUCRU Vietnam, as part of his academic appointment with the Nuffield Department of Medicine. One of three Tropical Medicine major overseas programmes within the Nuffield Department of Medicine, OUCRU Vietnam is internationally recognised for its research impact on the management and control of infectious diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and tuberculosis.

In a news release from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Thwaites said he was, “thrilled and honoured to become Director of the Wellcome Trust’s Vietnam Research Programme and OUCRU.”

His predecessor Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust added, “We are delighted to welcome Guy Thwaites as Director of the Vietnam Research Programme. Guy is an exceptional clinical investigator and highly respected in the clinical infectious disease community. I am personally delighted to leave the Programme in such capable hands and look forward to seeing it flourish under Guy’s leadership and the entire team.”

For more information visit the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit website.