Professor Ric Price

Professor of global health; senior principal research fellow; staff specialist in infectious diseases and general medicine, Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital


Medical Doctorate, University of London, 2000; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge, 1989; Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists, UK, 2008; Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2005; Fellow of The Royal Australian College of Physicians, 2004; Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1990; Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1983.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Principal Supervisor for PhD


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Professor Ric Price is an infectious disease and general physician on the staff at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He holds a dual academic affiliation as professor of global health at the Menzies School of Health Research and professor of tropical medicine at the Centre of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK. 
His translational research program focuses on improving the diagnosis and management of multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections through a research agenda that spans clinical studies, epidemiology, health economics, pathophysiology, immunology, in vitro studies and molecular biology.
He is currently leading multicentred clinical trials in more than seven malaria endemic countries to optimise the use of primaquine for the radical cure of vivax malaria.
Professor Price chairs the clinical module of the World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and the Vivax Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).