All posts tagged Students

Mapping the Bijagos islands

By Scott Tytheridge, MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control

The Missing Maps project was created to map areas of the world that lack comprehensive maps, particularly for the purpose of humanitarian aid.  The first stage, which is the ‘mapping parties’, is the initial and basic laying down of buildings and…

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Outbreak simulation exercise

MSc Epidemiology student Emaline Laney shares her account of an outbreak simulation exercise, conducted as part of the Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases module.

I looked around the table. The seven of us, representing six countries – South Africa, Cameroon, Italy, England, Wales and USA – included clinicians, NGO-workers, biomedical…

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Guide to Classical Music in London

One of the most exciting things about studying at the School is getting to spend time living in London, where any interest can be followed. In this blog, MSc Public Health student Mounika Parimi shares her passion for London’s classical music scene.

The perfect break from my studies at…

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Making sense of childhood work and education

PhD student Sophie Hedges (Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health) has been shortlisted for the ESRC writing competition “Making sense of society”. Here is Sophie’s entry, 800 words on how her research is making sense of society, and why it matters. 

In a Tanzanian rice field, families take a…

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Yellow fever outbreak in Africa: feelings of an epidemiologist in a rapid response team

By Enny Cruz, PhD student in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

I came to the School from Brazil in 2015 to do a PhD in epidemiology. While I have been very much enjoying my studies, my PhD project does not require field work and as a PhD student…

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Green thumbs and purple Polio for reading week, anyone?

By Le Quach and Jourdan McGinn

Le and Jourdan are generously sponsored by the Rotary International Foundation as Global Scholars. Each year, a handful of students begin at the School as Global Scholars.

Le is studying the MSc Epidemiology and her undergraduate studies were economics and politics. She has studied…

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Web-based intervention for stroke patients finalist in recent International Student Innovation Award

Sureshkumar Kamalakannan recently completed his PhD at the School, during which he developed ‘Care for Stroke’, a web-based intervention to help stroke patients in India recover at home. Sureshkumar was nominated for the recent International Student Innovation Award,  which celebrates London’s most talented and innovative international students.

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EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population.

By Charlotte Seeley-Musgrave (MSc Public Health) and Isha Berry (MSc Epidemiology).

EmpowerHack is a diverse community that aims to build sustainable humanitarian technologies for women and girls in crisis.

Read about how it all started in the first post: EmpowerHack: an inclusive humanitarian crises tech with a focus on…

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From fungi to falafel at Fort Flaxman

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

What do an American medic (Cameron Stainken), a British physiologist (James Plunkett), a Guyanese emergency physician (Quincy Jones) and a Malaysian public health…

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Intercalating a Master’s degree

Chloe Knox is a medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School who is intercalating at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying the MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. Here, Chloe shares her advice about intercalating.

What is intercalating?

Intercalating means taking a year out of your…

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