Prof. Nicholas Anstey

Nicholas Anstey is an infectious diseases physician and Professor of Global Health at Darwin’s Menzies School of Health Research. He collaborates with partners in Papua, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia; and with malaria networks in the Asia-Pacific and Africa. The goal of his translational research program is the reduction in morbidity and mortality from malaria. His major clinical research focus is on the pathophysiology and treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria from the three major species causing malaria deaths in our region: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and P. knowlesi. He has translated his team’s original observations of impaired NO bioavailability and blood vessel dysfunction in severe malaria to clinical trials of agents to improve blood supply to vital organs in malaria. He is an author of over 200 publications. He is a member of a WHO Technical Expert Group in severe malaria and advises on malaria treatment policy nationally and internationally.


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