Professor of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit; Nuffield Department of Medicine at University of Oxford

Professor Maude is Head of the Epidemiology Department at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand where he has worked since 2007. His research combines clinical studies, descriptive epidemiology and mathematical modeling of human diseases in South and Southeast Asia. His areas of interest include spatiotemporal epidemiology, GIS mapping, disease surveillance, health policy, pathogen genetics and population movement with a focus on malaria, dengue, novel pathogens including COVID-19 and environmental health.

Professor Maude is also the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies at the Nuffield Department of Medicine and co-chairs the MORU Postgraduate Committee. He runs training courses for government disease control programs and academics on epidemiology, data analysis, modeling and GIS.

Richard is a founding member of ThaiGISNet and GroupMappers, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical SocietyRoyal College of Physicians and Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Surveillance and Response Working Group, Co-Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group Community Health Committee, Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition Clinical Epidemiology Working Group, board member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Modelling Consortium and regional collaborator with CrisisReady.


  • Tun, K. M., Imwong, M., Lwin, K. M., Win, A. A., Hlaing, T. M., Hlaing, T., Lin, K., Kyaw, M. P., Plewes, K., Faiz, M. A., Dhorda, M., Cheah, P. Y., Pukrittayakamee, S., Ashley, E. A., Anderson, T. J. C., Nair, S., McDew-White, M., Flegg, J. A., Grist, E. P. M., . . . Woodrow, C. J. (2015, April). Spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Myanmar: a cross-sectional survey of the K13 molecular marker. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 15(4), 415–421.
  • Poostchi, M., Silamut, K., Maude, R. J., Jaeger, S., & Thoma, G. (2018, April). Image analysis and machine learning for detecting malaria. Translational Research, 194, 36–55.
  • Koh GC, Maude RJ, Paris DH, Newton PN, Blacksell SD. Diagnosis of scrub typhus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Mar;82(3):368-70. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0233. PMID: 20207857; PMCID: PMC2829893.
  • Feachem, R. G. A., Chen, I., Akbari, O., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Bhatt, S., Binka, F., Boni, M. F., Buckee, C., Dieleman, J., Dondorp, A., Eapen, A., Sekhri Feachem, N., Filler, S., Gething, P., Gosling, R., Haakenstad, A., Harvard, K., Hatefi, A., Jamison, D., . . . Mpanju-Shumbusho, W. (2019, September). Malaria eradication within a generation: ambitious, achievable, and necessary. The Lancet, 394(10203), 1056–1112.
  • van der Pluijm, R. W., Imwong, M., Chau, N. H., Hoa, N. T., Thuy-Nhien, N. T., Thanh, N. V., Jittamala, P., Hanboonkunupakarn, B., Chutasmit, K., Saelow, C., Runjarern, R., Kaewmok, W., Tripura, R., Peto, T. J., Yok, S., Suon, S., Sreng, S., Mao, S., Oun, S., . . . Dondorp, A. M. (2019, September). Determinants of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine treatment failure in Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: a prospective clinical, pharmacological, and genetic study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19(9), 952–961.

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