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Obituary – Professor Walter Holland

Professor Walter Holland –1929 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we share the news that former LSHTM staff member, Walter Holland, has passed away. Walter worked at LSHTM as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics.

Walter Werner Holland was born on March…

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Obituary: Dame Beulah Bewley

Dame Beulah Bewley – 2 September 1929 to 20 January 2018
It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of Dame Beulah Bewley, the first woman to graduate with an MSc in Social Medicine from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1969. Beulah was a former…

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Obituary: Dr Jill Curtis

Dr Jill Curtis – 17 January 1942 to 17 December 2017
Jill was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire and raised in Bacup close to the West Yorkshire border. As a child she was a keen Girl Guide and loved being outdoors, taking part in camping trips and Youth Hosteling all over the…

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Obituary: Dr Adrian Root

It is with great sadness that we share news that our colleague Dr Adrian Root, Research Fellow in Epidemiology and PhD candidate here at the School, has died of cancer.

Adrian was a GP who came to the School to study the MSc in Epidemiology, which he completed in 2013…

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Obituary: Chesmal Siriwardhana

It is with deep sadness that I must tell you our colleague Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health, died on Sunday following a collision on Oxford Street.

Chesmal joined the School in 2016, conducting research on global mental health, supervising PhD students and contributing to…

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Hooper Scholarship

This scholarship, for students on the Masters in Public Health for Eye Care, was set up by a member of staff to honour her mother; her father continued to donate regularly to the scholarship until his death in February 2017. The scholarship helped students with limited budgets to undertake their…

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Obituary: Jane Macha

We learnt over the holidays of the tragic loss of Jane Macha, a former distance learning MSc Public Health student and a research collaborator on numerous projects at the Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania who passed away on Saturday 24 December 2016.

Colleagues from the department of Global Health and Development…

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Obituary – Dr Jack Woodall

Dr John Payne Woodall, PhD (LSHTM) and co-founder of the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) has passed away age 81.

Dr Woodall, known to friends and colleagues as Jack, was educated at Bedford School and Clare College Cambridge, and obtained his PhD in Entomology and Virology at the…

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Obituary – Professor Steve Lawn

Steve Lawn was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Honorary Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and HIV, at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, where he was based from 2005-2012. He made major…

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Obituary: John Lane, Chief Technician and Curator of Entomology (1931 – 2016)

John Lane, Chief Technician and Curator of Entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has died aged 85. He worked at the School for a total of 29 years, from 1960 to 1966 and again from 1972 to 1995.

John was brought up in Jersey but evacuated…

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