Newton is a PhD student affiliated with the Global Health Team based at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York. His Doctoral research focuses on analysing health system efficiencies with a particular focus on the effectiveness of development aid in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Newton is also a Research Trainee.
Prior to joining CHE, Newton worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Among others, he supported country programs in health systems strengthening especially on expanding access to HIV services and exploring innovative and sustainable models for financing healthcare. He also worked at the National AIDS Commission in Malawi and provided technical assistance in undertaking epidemiological and economic modelling of the HIV pandemic, including monitoring and evaluation of the HIV response.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, formerly the Malawi Polytechnic, and MSc in Health Economics from the University of Birmingham.