Dr Nam Nguyen
Nam joined HERC as a researcher in August 2023. His current research focuses on using large databases to investigate variation in antibiotic prescribing decisions for common infections and their association with patient outcomes, in order to determine safe levels of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. He is also investigating the potential for using instrumental variable methods to provide unbiased estimates of the effects of antibiotic prescribing. His research uses large observational databases from both high-income (Clinical Practice Research Datalink - CPRD) and low-income systems to inform localised guidelines and targets for antibiotic use around the world.
Prior to joining HERC, Nam was based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he completed his PhD focusing on community antimicrobial stewardship in low- and middle-income countries. His PhD project examined community antibiotic use patterns in Vietnamese primary care settings and the feasibility and acceptability of implementing point-of-care testing in private pharmacies to control over-the-counter antibiotic sales.
Previously, Nam was a university lecturer in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics at the Hanoi University of Pharmacy in Vietnam. He was a pharmacovigilance consultant to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and a registered pharmacist in Vietnam. He holds a PhD in Life and Health Sciences from the Open University - Oxford University Clinical Research Unit affiliated doctoral programme and an MSc in Medicines Risk-Benefit Assessment from the European Education and Training Programme in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (Eu2P).
Point-of-care testing in private pharmacy and drug retail settings: a narrative review.
Chan JTN. et al, (2023), BMC Infect Dis, 23
Outpatient antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in Vietnamese primary care settings by the WHO AWaRe (Access, Watch and Reserve) classification: An analysis using routinely collected electronic prescription data.
Nguyen NV. et al, (2023), Lancet Reg Health West Pac, 30
Development of a Good Clinical Practice inspection checklist to assess clinical trial sites in Vietnam.
Nguyen QN. et al, (2021), BMJ open, 11, e048256 - e048256
Community-level consumption of antibiotics according to the AWaRe (Access, Watch, Reserve) classification in rural Vietnam.
Nguyen NV. et al, (2020), JAC Antimicrob Resist, 2