Professor Melanie Newport


Professor Melanie Newport joined the Medical Research Foundation Board of Trustees in April 2024.

Melanie Newport is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She is also the Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases at BSMS and has previously worked as an infectious disease researcher in the Gambia.

Melanie has served as a trustee of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and was the founding Executive Secretary and then interim President of the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), a partner in the Wellcome Trust/NIH funded H3 Africa Initiative.