Who's Who

Robert Newton

Visiting Scientist

Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
1998PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
1991MBBSMedicineUniversity of LondonLondonUK


Current Research Projects

  • The Epidemiology of Oncogenic Viruses in Uganda
    R Newton

  • Retinoblastoma in Uganda – Epidemiology, Survival and Management

  • Infections and Cancer among Children in sub-Saharan Africa
    R Newton

  • Risk factors for mother-to-child transmission of oncogenic viruses in sub-Saharan Africa
    R Newton

  • Comparative Epidemiology of Haematological Cancers in Uganda and in the UK
    R Newton and E Roman


Selected Publications

Waddell K, Kwehangana J, Johnston WT, Lucas S, Newton R. A case-control study of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) in Uganda. (2010) Int J Cancer 127: 427-32.

Casabonne D, Lally A, Mitchell L, Michael KM, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Imko-Walczuk B, Wojnarowska F, Proby C, Harwood C, Newton R. A case-control study of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma among Caucasian organ transplant recipients: the role of antibodies against human papillomavirus (HPV) and other risk factors. (2009) Int J Cancer 125: 1935-1945.

Mutalima N, Molyneux E, Jaffe H, Liomba N, Borgstein E, Mkandawire N, Nkume H, Kamiza S, Carpenter L, Newton R. Evidence of associations between Burkitt lymphoma among children in Malawi and infection with HIV, EBV and malaria: results from a case-control study. (2008) PLoS ONE 3(6): e2505.

Newton R, Carpenter L, Casabonne D, Beral V, Babiker A, Darbyshire J, Weller I, Weiss R, Kwan A, Bourboulia D, Munoz F, Lagos D, Boshoff C. A prospective study of KaposiÂ’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and Epstein Barr virus in adults with human immunodeficiency virus-1. (2006) Br J Cancer 94(10): 1504-1509.

Newton R,, Ziegler J, Beral V, Mbidde E, Carpenter L, Wabinga H, Mbulataiye S, Appleby P, Reeves G, Jaffe H and the Uganda KaposiÂ’s Sarcoma Study Group. A case-control study of human immunodeficiency virus infection and cancer in adults and children residing in Kampala, Uganda. (2001) Int J Cancer 92: 622-627.

Scientific Societies Membership

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health