Professor Chris Parry

Professor Chris Parry



  • BA (Hons), MB, BChir, FRCP, FRCPath, DTMH

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  • Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


  • Professor at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Qualified in Natural Sciences and Medicine from Cambridge University and trained in in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine in the UK and Malawi.
  • He has a PhD on the antibiotic treatment of typhoid fever in Vietnam from the Open University, UK. In the last twenty years conducted research with the Oxford South-East Asia Tropical Network in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh and at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool in the UK and Malawi.


  • Former Course Director for MSc Medical Microbiology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool.
  • Currently teaches and supervises students in the Masters of Tropical Medicine programs in London and Nagasaki and supervises PhD students with the Open University, UK.


  • Research focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of severe bacterial infections in resource-limited locations. Current projects: Epidemiology of enteric fever (Cambodia; Nigeria); Causes of bacteraemia (the Philippines); Diagnosis of leptospirosis (the Philippines); Developing new diagnostic tests for enteric fever (Nagasaki); Systematic reviews of rapid diagnostic tests in enteric fever and the use of cephalopsorins to treat enteric fever (UK)

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Philippines
  • Cambodia
  • Nigeria
  • Japan
  • UK

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

2015 Crump JA, Karlsson M, Gordon M, Parry CM.  Invasive Salmonella infections: epidemiology, clinical presentation, laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial management. Clin Microbiol Rev  “in press”
2015 Wong VK, Baker S, Pickard DJ, Parkhill J, Page AJ, Feasey NA, Kingsley RA, Thomson NR, Keane JA, Weill FX, Edwards DJ, Hawkey J, Harris SR, Mather AE, Cain AK, Hadfield J, Hart PJ, Thieu NT, Klemm EJ, Glinos DA, Breiman RF, Watson CH, Kariuki S, Gordon MA, Heyderman RS, Okoro C, Jacobs J, Lunguya O, Edmunds WJ, Msefula C, Chabalgoity JA, Kama M, Jenkins K, Dutta S, Marks F, Campos J, Thompson C, Obaro S, MacLennan CA, Dolecek C, Keddy KH, Smith AM, Parry CM, Karkey A, Mulholland EK, Campbell JI, Dongol S, Basnyat B, Dufour M, Bandaranayake D, Naseri TT, Singh SP, Hatta M, Newton P, Onsare RS, Isaia L, Dance D, Davong V, Thwaites G, Wijedoru L, Crump JA, De Pinna E, Nair S, Nilles EJ, Thanh DP, Turner P, Soeng S, Valcanis M, Powling J, Dimovski K, Hogg G, Farrar J, Holt KE, Dougan G. Phylogeographical analysis of the dominant multidrug-resistant H58 clade of Salmonella Typhi identifies inter- and intracontinental transmission events. Nat Genet 47:632-9
2014 Dunstan SJ, Nguyen TH, Li Z, Trinh TBT, Sim KS, Parry CM, Nguyen TC, Ha V, Tran VTN, Phat VV, Koirala S, Dongol S, Arjyal A, Karkey A, Shilpakar O, Dolecek C, Foo JN, Le TP, Mai NL,  Tan D, Aung T, Teo YY, Hibberd ML, Anders KL, Simmons CP, Baker S, Basnyat B, Tran TH, Farrar JJ, Khor CC.  Variation in the HLA-DQB1-HLA-DRB1 region is associated with susceptibility to enteric fever. Nature Genetics 46:1333-6
2014 Parry CM, Thompson C, Vinh H, Chinh NT, Phuong LT, Ho VA, Hien TT, Wain J, Farrar JJ, Baker S. Risk factors for the development of severe typhoid fever. BMC Infect Dis 14:73
2013 Stoesser N, Pocock JM, Moore CE, Peng An K, Emary K, Carter M, Sona S, Poda S, Day NPJ, Limmathurotsakul D, Kumar V, Chanpheaktra N, Parry CM. Pediatric bloodstream infections at the Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2007-2011. Ped Infect Dis J 32:e272-6