Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bubbles and kittens and puppies, oh my. Or exam worries and woes

Some innovative ways universities have introduced or are thinking of introducing to help relieve the stress of exams include: bubble wrap popping stations (University of Leicester student union),petting zoos (University of Bath) and even bouncy castles and massages (PETA’s alternatives … Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Dr Nashid Kamal

Dr Nashid Kamal from Bangladesh studied for her PhD in Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, graduating in 1996. She is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, BRAC University, and in the Department … Continue reading

Winners of the 2014 George Macdonald Medal announced

Professor Richard Hayes and Professor Rosanna Peeling were today named as joint winners of the 2014 George Macdonald Medal, awarded jointly by the School and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in recognition of outstanding research leading to the improvement of health in … Continue reading

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Systematic review of child faeces disposal interventions

Fiona Majorin is a research assistant and PhD student with the Environmental Health Group. Her research explores child faeces disposal as a pathway in disease transmission. Little work has been done in this area to date and subsequently Fiona and others … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Dr Mohsin M Sidat

Dr Sidat from Mozambique studied the MSc in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning, graduating in 2000. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. “I decided to study the MSc by Distance … Continue reading