James Campbell


James Campbell


Research Microbiologist


James Campbell has worked in Microbiology and human diagnostic medicine for thirty years. In 1999, before accepting his current position at OUCRU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, he spent fifteen years working in veterinary diagnostics, Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Division.  For three years before his time in vet diagnostics he ran the Public Health/Hospital Laboratory on the Island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.  James Campbell’s interest in zoonosis has been introduced to OUCRU.  He and his Vietnamese colleague, Dr. Dung, were the first to identify and recognize the importance of Streptococcus suis as one of the main causes of bacterial meningitis in Vietnam in 2000. James has remained actively involved in the treatment of tetanus and its secondary problems. He continues to work on several research areas including enteric and CNS disease. He is also heavily involved in teaching in provincial hospitals and animal health units.

James is a member of The Congregation  at Oxford University and a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, United Kingdom, a member of the British Society for Parasitology and a member of the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network, WHO.  In 2012 he received the Ho Chi Minh City Medal for his service to medicine and science in Vietnam.


James has been named on ~250 medical peer reviewed papers:

James I Campbell, Nguyen Phu Huong Lan, Trung Pham Duc, Caterina Guzmán Verri, Tam Pham Thi Minh, Pilar M Muñoz Álvaro, Edgardo Moreno, Guy E Thwaites, Maia A Rabaa, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, and Stephen Baker: The first reported human cases of Brucella mellitensis in Vietnam:Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 24/16/17

J.Day, J. Campbell et al: Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV uninfected patients in Vietnam is due to a distinct AFLP-defined cluster of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. (JCM01985-10 Version 2)

Darton TC1,2Thanh Tuyen H1Chung The H1Newton PN3,4Dance DAB3,4,5Phetsouvanh R3Davong V3Campbell JI1Minh Hoang NV1Thwaites GE1,4Parry CM6,7Pham Thanh D1Baker S8,4,9.: Azithromycin resistance in Shigella spp. in Southeast Asia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jan 29. pii: AAC.01748-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01748-17. [Epub ahead of print]

Le Thi Phuong T1Rattanavong S2Vongsouvath M2Davong V2Phu Huong Lan N1,3Campbell JI1,4Darton TC1,5Thwaites GE1,4Newton PN2,4Dance DAB2,4,6Baker S1,4,7 :Non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars associated with invasive and non-invasive disease in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep 1;111(9):418-424. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trx076.

Phu VD#1,2Nadjm B#2,3Duy NHA4Co DX5Mai NTH2,4,6Trinh DT1Campbell J2,3,6Khiem DP1Quang TN1Loan HT4Binh HS5Dinh QD2Thuy DB2,4,6Lan HNP2,4,6Ha NH1Bonell A2Larsson M7Hoan HM5Tuan ĐQ5Hanberger H8Minh HNV3Yen LM2,6Van Hao N4,9Binh NG5Chau NVV4Van Kinh N1Thwaites GE2,3,6Wertheim HF10van Doorn HR2,3Thwaites CL2,3,6.:Ventilator-associated respiratory infection in a resource-restricted setting: impact and etiology. J Intensive Care. 2017 Dec 19;5:69. doi: 10.1186/s40560-017-0266-4. eCollection 2017.

Nhung NT1Van NTB2Cuong NV2Duong TTQ3Nhat TT3Hang TTT3Nhi NTH4Kiet BT4Hien VB4Ngoc PT3Campbell J5Thwaites G5Carrique-Mas J5.:Antimicrobial residues and resistance against critically important antimicrobials in non-typhoidal Salmonella from meat sold at wet markets and supermarkets in Vietnam. Int J Food Microbiol. 2018 Feb 2;266:301-309. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.12.015. Epub 2017 Dec 17.

Duong VT1,2Tuyen HT1Van Minh P1Campbell JI1Phuc HL2Nhu TDH1Tu LTP1,3Chau TTH1Nhi LTQ1,4Hung NT2Ngoc NM5Huong NTT5Vi LL6Thompson CN7Thwaites GE1,7de Alwis R1,7Baker S1,7,8.:No Clinical Benefit of Empirical Antimicrobial Therapy for Pediatric Diarrhea in a High-Usage, High-Resistance Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 1;66(4):504-511. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix844.