James Campbell


Research Microbiologist

Oxford Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam



Dr. Campbell has worked in Microbiology and human diagnostic medicine for the past thirty years. In 1999, before accepting his current position at OUCRU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, he spent fifteen years working in  veterinary diagnostics, Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Division.  For the past three years he has directed the Public Health/Hospital Laboratory on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.  Dr. Campbell's interest in zoonoses has been introduced to OUCRU.  He and his Vietnamese colleague, Dr. Dung,  were the first to recognize the importance of S. suis  as an important cause of bacterial meningitis in Vietnam.  Dr. Campbell has remained actively involved in the treatment of tetanus and secondary problems. Dr. Campbell continues to work on several research areas including enteric and CNS disease.


Dr. Campbell is a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, United Kingdom, a member of the British Society for Parsitology and a member of the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network, WHO.  In 2012 Dr. Campbell received the Ho Chi Minh City Medal for his service to medicine and science in Vietnam.