Robert Newton

Robert Newton

Prof, Professor

Former affiliations

Personal profile

Research interests

  • Infections and cancer
  • Immune suppression and cancer
  • Cancer in developing countries

Research Group: Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group


I qualified at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, in London in 1991. During my pre-registration year I was awarded a MRC Research Training Fellowship enabling me to begin a career in epidemiology. In 1992, I joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit in Oxford (now Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit), where I worked with Valerie Beral on the epidemiology of HIV associated cancers. In 2005, I moved to the University of York and in 2012 I was seconded to work at the MRC / UVRI Research Unit on AIDS in Entebbe, Uganda, with the remit of developing a programme of work on non-communicable diseases. I am interested in the role of infectious agents and immune suppression in the aetiology of cancer and have particular experience of the conduct of epidemiological research in developing country settings.

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