Nicholas John White is Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand and at Oxford University, UK. He is also a consultant Physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and chairs the DNDi Scientific Advisory Committee.
Professor Nick White is also a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow who chairs the Wellcome Trust Tropical Medicine Research Programmes in South East Asia. He has lived and worked in Thailand since 1980.
His research focus is the pathophysiology and treatment of malaria. He has concentrated on characterizing antimalarial pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships to improve the treatment of malaria and reduce the emergence of resistance. This led to artemisinin based combination treatment for falciparum malaria, and the change to artesunate for severe malaria. He has authored over 900 scientific publications and 40 book chapters.
He currently chairs the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network and he co-chairs the WHO GMP technical expert group on prevention and treatment of malaria, and the WHO antimalarial treatment guidelines committee.