1. Guy Thwaites

Professor Guy Thwaites

Director of OUCRU

Professor Guy Thwaites, MA (Cantab) MBBS Ph.D. FRCP FRCPath FMedSci MBE, is the Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit & Vietnam Wellcome Africa Asia Programme, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Tust and Honorary Professor, MRC Clinical Trial Units at University College London.


Professor Guy Thwaites qualified from Cambridge University and the United Medical and Dental schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and trained in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Brighton, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam, Imperial College London, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London.

His research interests focus on the management of severe bacterial infections, especially those involving the central nervous system. He sits on advisory boards for the WHO and the Australian and UK governments.




Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to public health and UK/Vietnam relations.


Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.


Became Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) and Vietnam Wellcome Africa Asia Programme (AAP).


Obtained PhD from Open University, UK.


RECOVERY Collaborative Group
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol.
October 18, 2023
DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(23)00253-X
Joseph Donovan, Nguyen D Bang, Darma Imran, Ho D T Nghia, Erlina Burhan, Dau T T Huong, Nguyen T T Hiep, Lam H B Ngoc, Dang V Thanh, Nguyen T Thanh, Anna L S Wardhani, Kartika Maharani, Cakra P Gasmara, Nguyen H H Hanh, Pham K N Oanh, Riwanti Estiasari, Do D A Thu, Ardiana Kusumaningrum, Le T Dung, Do C Giang, Dang T M Ha, Nguyen H Lan, Nguyen V V Chau, Nguyen T M Nguyet, Ronald B Geskus, Nguyen T T Thuong, Evelyne Kestelyn, Raph L Hamers, Nguyen H Phu, Guy E Thwaites; ACT HIV Investigators
N Engl J Med
October 12, 2023
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2216218
Ilaria Motta, Martin Boeree, Dumitru Chesov, Keertan Dheda, Gunar GFCnther, C Robert Horsburgh Jr, Yousra Kherabi, Christoph Lange, Christian Lienhardt, Helen M McIlleron, Nicholas I Paton, Helen R Stagg2, Guy Thwaites, Zarir Udwadia, Reinout Van Crevel, Gustavo E Velsquez, Robert J Wilkinson, Lorenzo Guglielmetti
Clin Microbiol Infect
July 21, 2023
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2023.07.013
Tracy R. Richardson, Bronwyn Smith, Stephanus T. Malherbe, Jane Alexandra Shaw, Firdows Noor, Candice MacDonald, Gian D. van der Spuy, Kim Stanley, Alida Carstens, Tarryn-Lee Fisher, Ilana van Rensburg, Marika Flinn, Candice Snyders, Isaac Johnson, Bernadine Fransman, Hazel Dockrell, Guy Thwaites, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Claudia Schacht, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Mary Nsereko, Elisa M. Tjon Kon Fat, Paul L.A.M. Corstjens, Annemieke Geluk, TrENDx consortium
BMC Infect Dis
July 3, 2023
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08342-5
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