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 TC1,2, Thanh Tuyen H1, Chung The H1, Newton PN3,4, Dance DAB3,4,5, Phetsouvanh R3, Davong V3, Campbell JI1, Minh Hoang NV1, Thwaites GE1,4, Parry CM6,7, Pham Thanh D1, Baker 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 T1, Rattanavong S2, Vongsouvath M2, Davong V2, Phu Huong Lan N1,3, Campbell JI1,4, Darton TC1,5, Thwaites GE1,4, Newton PN2,4, Dance DAB2,4,6, Baker 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#1,2, Nadjm B#2,3, Duy NHA4, Co DX5, Mai NTH2,4,6, Trinh DT1, Campbell J2,3,6, Khiem DP1, Quang TN1, Loan HT4, Binh HS5, Dinh QD2, Thuy DB2,4,6, Lan HNP2,4,6, Ha NH1, Bonell A2, Larsson M7, Hoan HM5, Tuan ĐQ5, Hanberger H8, Minh HNV3, Yen LM2,6, Van Hao N4,9, Binh NG5, Chau NVV4, Van Kinh N1, Thwaites GE2,3,6, Wertheim HF10, van Doorn HR2,3, Thwaites 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 NT1, Van NTB2, Cuong NV2, Duong TTQ3, Nhat TT3, Hang TTT3, Nhi NTH4, Kiet BT4, Hien VB4, Ngoc PT3, Campbell J5, Thwaites G5, Carrique-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 VT1,2, Tuyen HT1, Van Minh P1, Campbell JI1, Phuc HL2, Nhu TDH1, Tu LTP1,3, Chau TTH1, Nhi LTQ1,4, Hung NT2, Ngoc NM5, Huong NTT5, Vi LL6, Thompson CN7, Thwaites GE1,7, de Alwis R1,7, Baker 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.