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Nick Douglas

Senior Lecturer

BMedSc(hons) MBChB (Otago) MSc DPhil (Oxon) FRACP


Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine
  • Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Christchurch Hospital
  • Senior Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
  • Deputy Chair, Aotearoa New Zealand RACP Advanced Training Committee – Infectious Diseases
  • Green Transport Lead, Sustainability Committee, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Committee Member, Health Research Society of Canterbury


Research Interests

  • Malaria – in particular antirelapse therapy for Plasmodium vivax infection
  • Leprosy
  • Invasive bacterial infection diagnostics and treatment optimisation
  • Medical epidemiology


Poespoprodjo, J. R., Douglas, N. M., Ansong, D., Kho, S., & Anstey, N. M. (2023). Malaria [Seminar]. Lancet. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(23)01249-7

Fan, D., Fisher, C., Douglas, N. M., Hurrell, M. A., Freeman, J. T., & Jardine, D. L. (2023). A rare case of Streptococcus oralis meningitis in New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal, 53(10), 1931-1933. doi: 10.1111/imj.16237

Yilma, D., Groves, E. S., Brito-Sousa, J. D., Monteiro, W. M., Chu, C., Thriemer, K., … Douglas, N. M. (2023). Severe hemolysis during primaquine radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: Two systematic reviews and individual patient data descriptive analyses. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 109(4), 761-769. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0280

Coleman, M., Hill, J., Timeon, E., Rimon, E., Bauro, T., Ioteba, N., … Douglas, N. M., … Campbell, P. O., Williman, J., Priest, P., … Chambers, S. T. (2023). Effectiveness of population-wide screening and mass drug administration for leprosy control in Kiribati: The COMBINE protocol. BMJ Open, 13, e065369. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065369

Campbell, P. O., Gallagher, K., Dalton, S. C., Metcalf, S. C. L., Douglas, N. M., & Chambers, S. T. (2023). Safety and clinical outcomes of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy for infective endocarditis in Christchurch, New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.06.008

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