Head of Cancer Epidemiology Programme

Dr. Newton is a senior epidemiologist with the Epidemiology and Prevention Programme at MRC/UVRI and a Reader in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of York, UK. He is also a Senior Visiting Scientist at the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. He qualified at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London in 1991 and was subsequently awarded an MRC Research Training Fellowship to work at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit in Oxford (now Cancer Research UK Cancer Epidemiology Unit). In 2005, he moved to the University of York and in 2012 was seconded to work at MRC/UVRI.

He is interested in the role of infectious agents and immune suppression in the etiology of cancer and has particular experience of the conduct of epidemiological research on non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.