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

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1983; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge, 1989; Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1990; Medical Doctorate, University of London, 2000; Fellow of The Royal Australian College of Physicians, 2004; Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2005; Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists, UK, 2008; Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science, UK, 2019; ASTMH Distinguished International Fellow, USA, 2020

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Principal Supervisor for PhD

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

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). 
  1. Abreha, T., Hwang, J., Thriemer, K., Tadesse, Y., Girma, S., [...], Price, R.N. (2017). Comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine with and without primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax in Ethiopia: a randomized controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 14(5) e1002299. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002299
  2. Douglas, N.M., Poespoprodjo, J.R., Patriani, D., Malloy, M.J., Kenangalem, E., [...], Price, R.N. (2017). Unsupervised primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria relapses in southern Papua: a hospital-based cohort study. PLoS Medicine, 14(8): e1002379. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002379
  3. Auburn, S., Benavente, E.D., Miotto, O., Pearson, R.D., Amato, R., [...], Price, R.N. (2018). Genomic analysis of a pre-elimination Malaysian Plasmodium vivax population reveals selective pressures and changing transmission dynamics. Nature Communications, 9(1): 2585. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04965-4
  4. Commons, R.J., Simpson, J.A., Thriemer, K., Humphreys, G.S., Abreha, T., [...], Price, R.N. (2018). The effect of chloroquine dose and primaquine on Plasmodium vivax recurrence: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network systematic review and individual patient pooled meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18(9):1025-1034. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30348-7
  5. Commons, R.J., Simpson, J.A., Thriemer, K., Hossain, M.S., Douglas, N.M., [...], Price, R.N. (2019). The risk of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia after P. falciparum infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19: 91-101. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30596-6
  6. Kenangalem, E., Poespoprodjo, J.R., Douglas, N.M., Burdam, F.H., Gdeumana, K., [...], Price, R.N. (2019). Malaria morbidity and mortality following introduction of a universal policy of artemisinin-based treatment for malaria in Papua, Indonesia: a longitudinal surveillance study. PLoS Medicine 16(5): e1002815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002815
  7. Taylor, W.R.J., Thriemer, K., von Seidlein, L., Yuentrakul, P., Assawariyathipat, T., [...], Price, R.N. (2019). Short course primaquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: a randomised placebo-controlled multicentre trial. The Lancet, 394: 929–38. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31285-1
  8. Commons, R.J., Simpson, J.A., Thriemer, K., Abreha, T., Adam, I., [...], Price, R.N. (2019). The efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine and artemether-lumefantrine with and without primaquine on Plasmodium vivax recurrence: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. PLoS Medicine, 16(10): e1002928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002928
  9. Commons, R.J., Simpson, J.A., Thriemer, K., Chu, C.S., Douglas, N.M., [...], Price, R.N. (2019). The haematological consequences of Plasmodium vivax malaria after chloroquine treatment with and without primaquine: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis. BMC Medicine, 17:151. doi: 10.1186/s12916-019-1386-6
  10. Ley, B., Rijal, K.R., Marfurt, J., Adhikari, N.R., Banjara, M.R., [...], Ghimire, P. (2019). Analysis of erroneous data entries in paper based and electronic data collection. BMC Research Notes, 12: 537. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4574-8
Click here to view more Ric Price publications in PubMed.
  1. CDU academics named among world’s most influential

    CDU academics named among world’s most influential

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    Menzies School of Health Research Professor Bart Currie, Professor Anne Chang AM, Professor Ric Price, Associate Professor Steven Tong, Professor Nicholas Anstey, Professor Joshua Davis, Professor Alan Cass, Professor Peter Morris and Professor Amanda Leach

  2. An open letter from 119 scientists and researchers to The Lancet

    An open letter from 119 scientists and researchers to The Lancet

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    Signed by clinicians, medical researchers, statisticians, and ethicists from across the world, follows the publication of a paper on using hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19.

  3. Calls for a universal radical cure to treat malaria

    Calls for a universal radical cure to treat malaria

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    The elimination of malaria from the Asia Pacific within the decade will require the safe and effective radical cure of malaria, a new paper in Trends in Parasitology suggests.

  4. Calls for a universal radical cure to treat malaria

    Calls for a universal radical cure to treat malaria

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    The elimination of malaria from the Asia Pacific within the decade will require the safe and effective radical cure of malaria, a new paper in Trends in Parasitology suggests.

  5. Trump’s Faulty Malaria-Coronavirus Connection

    Trump’s Faulty Malaria-Coronavirus Connection

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    President Trump has suggested there are few novel coronavirus cases in “malaria countries” because of the use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

  6. Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

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    In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.

  7. Menzies investigators and international collaborators from ACROSS and other institutions have published a meta-analysis

    Menzies investigators and international collaborators from ACROSS and other institutions have published a meta-analysis

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    Menzies investigators and international collaborators have published a meta-analysis and identified a point of care test for the diagnosis of G6PD deficiency with suitable reliability for routine use. Further feasibility studies are under way to assess its reliability under field conditions.

  8. Media Release | Malaria researcher awarded national fellowship

    Media Release | Malaria researcher awarded national fellowship

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    Menzies School of Health (Menzies) researcher Dr Kamala Thriemer has been awarded a prestigious $1.25 million CSL Centenary Fellowship to develop and optimise treatment programs against vivax malaria in SE Asia and the Horn of Africa.

  9. New Research Pinpoints Faster Treatment to Cure Vivax Malaria

    New Research Pinpoints Faster Treatment to Cure Vivax Malaria

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    A new research study has shown that a seven-day treatment with a high dose of an anti-malaria drug can be tolerated by patients

  10. New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

    New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

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    A large clinical trial in Africa and Asia has shown that a 7 day course of high dose primaquine, a drug used to treat P. vivax malaria, is well tolerated.

  11. 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research | Final Report

    7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research | Final Report

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    MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (ICPVR 2019).

  12. Coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research

    Coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research

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    Wrapping up the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, day three focused on the topics of P. vivax drugs and approaches for P. vivax elimination.

  13. 50 Top Biomedical And Health Scientists Join Prestigious Academy Of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    50 Top Biomedical And Health Scientists Join Prestigious Academy Of Medical Sciences Fellowship

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    Prof Ric Price recognised by The Academy of Medical Sciences as one of 50 of the UK’s leading figures elected to their esteemed Fellowship.

  14. 50 top biomedical and health scientists join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    50 top biomedical and health scientists join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

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    Professor Richard Price , Professor of Global Health and Senior Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, and Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford

  15. Asia–Pacific research partnerships set to tackle big challenges

    Asia–Pacific research partnerships set to tackle big challenges

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    The largest grant, of $257,767, goes to the Menzies School of Health Research for a project with collaborators in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

  16. SMH | Commonwealth regional research grants key to 'science diplomacy'

    SMH | Commonwealth regional research grants key to 'science diplomacy'

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    Among the other projects funded are the Menzies School of Health Research partnering with Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal to develop malaria treatments.

  17. ScienceNews | A newly approved drug could be a boon for treating malaria

    ScienceNews | A newly approved drug could be a boon for treating malaria

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    The first new treatment in 60 years for a particularly stubborn kind of malaria is raising hopes that it might help eradicate the disease.

  18. Improving P. vivax malaria treatment

    Improving P. vivax malaria treatment

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    A study, led by a team at Menzies School of Health Research in Australia, has assembled individual patient data from clinical trials conducted since 2000, investigating the effect of chloroquine dosing, combined with the partner drug primaquine, and the risk of recurrent malaria across different settings.

  19. NT News | Malaria breakthrough for NT

    NT News | Malaria breakthrough for NT

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    NT News page 7 - 21 July 2018 | Report on The Lancet Infectious Diseases P.vivax paper.

  20. Xinhua News | "Radical cure" best treatment for common malaria: study

    Xinhua News | "Radical cure" best treatment for common malaria: study

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    (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered that a "radical cure" is the best treatment for a type of malaria affecting 13 million people.

  21. New evidence supports radical treatment of  widespread form of malaria

    New evidence supports radical treatment of widespread form of malaria

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    A team of malaria experts from a large international research collaboration has today published results supporting the need for a radical cure strategy to tackle one of the most debilitating forms of malaria caused by the Plasmodium vivax parasite.

  22. Australian support for eliminating malaria and health research in the Indo-Pacific

    Australian support for eliminating malaria and health research in the Indo-Pacific

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    Australia is playing a leading role in supporting malaria elimination efforts, particularly in the Indo-Pacific. The Government's Stronger Systems for Health Security program is supporting practical, relevant research into fundamental health security challenges.

  23. Malaria victim facing double hand amputation considers legal action against GP

    Malaria victim facing double hand amputation considers legal action against GP

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    Malaria expert Professor Ric Price, from the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, said advising travellers about the prevention of malaria was not straightforward.

  24. NT News | Brains Trust Born

    NT News | Brains Trust Born

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    Researchers at Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research will play a key role in a new push to fight the scourge of malaria in the Asia-Pacific region.

  25. New Australian-led malaria research powerhouse gears up to hunt down malaria across the Asia-Pacific

    New Australian-led malaria research powerhouse gears up to hunt down malaria across the Asia-Pacific

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    Australia will take a leadership role in the Asia-Pacific region in a new initiative to help our nearest neighbours rid the scourge of malaria, in a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination.

  26. Curious Darwin: Why is there no malaria in Australia's northern capital?

    Curious Darwin: Why is there no malaria in Australia's northern capital?

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    Professor Ric Price is an expert in malaria who works at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. He said the victory over malaria was a result of prompt and effective diagnosis, actions to control mosquito numbers, and close follow-up of people who returned home from overseas who were sick with malaria.

  27. Scientists complete the genome sequences of malaria parasites

    Scientists complete the genome sequences of malaria parasites

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    An international team of scientists has sequenced the genomes of the final two species of malaria parasites. The findings have important implications for malaria eradication worldwide and will help researchers to develop new drugs and a vaccine.

  28. $2m grant to combat drug resistant malaria and tuberculosis

    $2m grant to combat drug resistant malaria and tuberculosis

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    A $2m research grant to work towards the prevention, control and elimination of malaria and tuberculosis (TB) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific has been awarded to a consortium led by Menzies School of Health Research, in collaboration with Burnet Institute, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced today.

  29. Burnet Institute Director's Seminar | Part two

    Burnet Institute Director's Seminar | Part two

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  30. Burnet Institute Director's Seminar | Part one

    Burnet Institute Director's Seminar | Part one

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  31. TerritoryQ: War on Malaria, Prof Ric Price and Prof Nicholas Anstey

    TerritoryQ: War on Malaria, Prof Ric Price and Prof Nicholas Anstey

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    A medical team based in Darwin has put itself at the centre of the goal to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific

  32. Research reveals extent of drug resistant vivax malaria

    Research reveals extent of drug resistant vivax malaria

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    New research into the extent and nature of drug resistant malaria is hoping to benefit the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the potential deadly disease.

  33. Menzies contributes to key antimalarial recommendations from multinational network

    Menzies contributes to key antimalarial recommendations from multinational network

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    A new study by a global collaborative platform for scientists and clinical researchers hopes to address antimalarial drug resistance which continues to hamper malaria control programs.

  34. ABC AM: New research into fighting malaria

    ABC AM: New research into fighting malaria

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    Scientists say new research into malaria will help provide new ways to combat the deadly disease.

  35. Radio Australia: Hopes that genetic mapping will outwit malaria parasite

    Radio Australia: Hopes that genetic mapping will outwit malaria parasite

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    Scientists say new research into the malaria parasite will provide drugs to combat the ways it's evolving to gain resistance to the current range of anti-malaria medicine.

  36. Aljazeera News: Call for global action to tackle Malaria

    Aljazeera News: Call for global action to tackle Malaria

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    Countries around the world need to do more to fight the spread of malaria, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).