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Global Health Advisor: Candela Iglesias Chiesa

MSc Public Health alumna, Candela Iglesias Chiesa is a researcher and advisor in Global Health and Social Development. Candela told us shared how her decision to pursue a career in Public Health led her to eventually start her own consultancy, CI Consulting two years ago.

After completing my PhD work…

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President of the RSTMH: Dr Simon Cathcart

For this week’s alumni profie, we spoke to MSc Public Health alumnus, Dr Simon Cathcart. Simon is a public health consultant and president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH); he studied at the School in 2001 as part of the UK public health specialist training…

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Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an internship and a year of public health training in…

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Medical Parasitology Expert Nilanthi de Silva

MSc Medical Parasitology alumna, Nilanthi de Silva talked us through her extensive career as a specialist in Medical Parasitology. From graduating with an MBBS from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1986 to becoming Senior Professor of Parasitology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of…

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Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at district level with the charity Oxfam, followed by a…

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Alumni Profile: Professor Ian Gust

Professor Ian David Gust is a leading virologist, who completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1968.

His achievements in public health include playing a main role in the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis A, B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Human…

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Alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth visits us 15 years later

At the beginning of the autumn term we were pleased to receive a visit from alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth (Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2001) who had not been back to the School for 15 years.

Yankuba was in central London to attend a workshop at Diabetes UK, therefore he took the…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham

Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (HPPF) alumna and Public Health Specialist in Health Systems at WHO, India shared where her career has taken her since graduating from the School and told us how her father influenced her decision to pursue a career in Public Health.

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Alumni Profile: Dr Omran Habib

Dr Omran S Habib, Msc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985) told us why London was a place to reshape the future of a junior doctor from Iraq.

Prior to studying at the School, Omran trained as a Medical Doctor in Iraq, graduating from Basrah Medical College…

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Alumni Profile: Moira Rowan

Moira Rowan, Diploma in Tropical Nursing alumna and Dementia and Delirium Nurse for the NHS told us about her career and her time studying at the School.

Moira started her nursing training in the ’80s in South Africa and found herself working in A&E. When asked why she…

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