James Callery is a British medical doctor who has worked as a Research Physician within the Malaria Department at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand since 2017.
At MORU James has worked as co-investigator and Research Physician on the TACT-CV study, a multicentre therapeutic efficacy and safety trial in Southeast Asia, comparing artemether-lumefantrine (ACT) with artemether-lumefantrine plus amodiaquine (Triple ACT) for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria. He has been running and monitoring the study sites in Cambodia whilst working in close collaboration with colleagues across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
With the development and spread of multi-drug resistant malaria parasites, this novel combination therapy could play an important role in the efforts to eliminate malaria from the GMS.
Since 2018, James has also coordinated large public engagement projects in Northeastern Cambodia. These events aim to engage the local community with malaria prevention and other health awareness campaigns.
James’ main research interest is focussed on the development and evaluation of novel malaria intervention strategies to aid elimination efforts in the GMS. The TACT-CV study will be completed in early 2020 and James has already begun work on a new clinical trial evaluating ACTs as malaria prophylaxis in Cambodian forest-goers.
Tools to accelerate falciparum malaria elimination in Cambodia: a meeting report
Lek D. et al, (2020), Malaria Journal, 19
Chloroquine/ hydroxychloroquine prevention of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the healthcare setting; protocol for a randomised, placebo-controlled prophylaxis study (COPCOV)
Schilling W. et al, (2020), Wellcome Open Research, 5, 241 - 241
Engaging ethnic minority communities through performance and arts: health education in Cambodian forest villages
Callery JJ. et al, (2020), International Health
Triple artemisinin-based combination therapies versus artemisinin-based combination therapies for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a multicentre, open-label, randomised clinical trial
van der Pluijm RW. et al, (2020), The Lancet, 395, 1345 - 1360
Forest work and its implications for malaria elimination: a qualitative study
Sanann N. et al, (2019), Malaria Journal, 18