Dr Parry studied at Cambridge University completing a BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences in 1980 and MB BCh in 1984. Between 1984 and 1994 he trained in in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine in Stoke-on Trent, Nottingham and Liverpool in the UK and Blanytyre in Malawi. He has specialist accreditation in Clinical Microbiology and has completed the DTMH at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a PhD from the UK Open University.
He was a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1995 to 2002; Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK from 2002 to 2009; and Senior Clinical Consultant to Oxford South-East Asia Tropical Network in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh from 2009-2012. After a spell in NHS Consultant positions in Liverpool, between 2014 and 2016 he was Professor at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In the last two years he has been NHS Consultant in the Liverpool Clinical Laboratories at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the University Hospital Aintree and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He has recently moved to be clinical lead for microbiology at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. He remains a visiting Professor at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.
Dr Parry’s current research interests concern the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of severe bacterial infections in south and southeast Asia. He has a particular focus on typhoid fever, but other infections include pneumococcal disease, leptospirosis, rickettsial infections and tuberculosis. Recent research funding support has been from the Japanese Government. He teaches on the DTMH programme at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and on the Master in Tropical Medicine programme in Nagasaki University.
Elected Trustee of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene [2017-2020]
Member of the working group advising the WHO SAGE committee on the recommendations for the use of typhoid conjugate vaccines [2016-2018]
Invited speaker for the BM Pulimood Oration at the Christian Medical College Vellore. Typhoid Fever – adapting bench to bedside