Professor Richard Price is Professor of Global Health at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. He is a leading authority on multidrug resistant malaria and Plasmodium vivax. His research has highlighted the importance of the vivax malaria, which causes millions of illnesses each year and is now becoming the predominant cause of malaria in Asia and the Americas.
Professor Price has coordinated, led and successfully guided to completion the largest ever prospective studies of vivax malaria conducted across the tropics from Ethiopia to Indonesia. This research has contributed significantly to international policies and practices, and has had a substantial impact on health and wellbeing in malaria endemic areas.