To PhD or not to PhD: did Shakespeare die of cancer?

Matthew Smith from the UK describes his research and shares his advice for a successful first year of PhD study

That is the question. Shakespeare, the renowned 17th century writer, died unexpectedly after a merry meeting with his writing fellows. Four centuries later, explanations on the cause of his death…

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A week in Cape Town with the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership Fellows

The Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership has concluded in Cape Town with a rich diversity of speakers and workshops to round off what has been an incredibly rewarding year for the Fellows. The week was hosted by our partners at the University of Cape Town.

As with the two…

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Because mental health matters: raising awareness of mental health in Bangladesh

Kamrun Koly, from Bangladesh, is currently studying the MSc Global Mental Health. In this article, Kamrun describes the mental health initiative she established, how this led her to the MSc, and how the programme will inspire her future work.

In South Asian countries like Bangladesh, girls usually aspire to be…

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Talk of trials, TB and surviving your PhD

Titus Divala from Malawi describes his research and shares his advice for a successful first year of PhD study

I am a medical doctor by training, having graduated from medical school in Malawi in 2009. For the past eight years, I have been in clinical practice, six of those working…

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“This is the first programme where I am able to directly apply my knowledge without further practice or studying”

Stefanie Kirchner, from Austria, is studying Epidemiology by distance learning with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In this interview, Stefanie tells us what she loves about the programme and how it’s helping to shape her career.

Hi Stefanie, can you start by letting us know…

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“The MSc helped me become better at my job and gave me more confidence – I feel I can take on the world!”

Ayub Mpoya and Moses Waweru, both from Kenya, recently completed the MSc Clinical Trials by distance learning. We caught up with Ayub (AM) and Moses (MW) as they celebrated their graduation day, and took a look back on their time as LSHTM students.

How does it feel to be a…

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“The content of the courses has been incredibly interesting and relevant to today’s world issues”

Kelsey Yaremko, Global Health Policy by distance learning student from Canada, talks to us about her programme, studies and career.

Hi Kelsey, can you start by letting us know a bit about your background?

I am from Calgary, Canada. I studied at the University of Alberta where I received a…

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“The knowledge I am gaining from LSHTM will give me the specialist training I need to boost my clinical skills”

Aye Thar Aye, from Myanmar and living in the UK, is studying Infectious Diseases by distance learning with LSHTM. In this interview, Aye Thar tells us about her experiences of the programme so far.

Hi Aye Thar, please could you start by telling us about your professional background?

Yes, I…

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Better lives with better toilets

Ian Ross, PhD student, has been named joint winner in the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition 2019 for his piece on sanitation, the main focus of his research. You can read Ian’s full winning essay below. 

Imagine not having somewhere safe to go to the toilet. Really imagine it…

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Executive Programme Fellows meet with Senior Health Leaders in Geneva

Fellows taking part in the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership convened in Geneva for a week at the end of March.

The aim of this reunion was to take part in their second residential week (the first having been held in September 2018 in London), in collaboration with our…

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