Author Archives: Study Team

About Study Team

The Study team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

COVID-19 Student Story: Ledor Igboh

Ledor Igboh, who began her MPhil/PhD with LSHTM’s Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in January 2020, is an epidemiologist in the Influenza Division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. In this interview, Ledor explains … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Student Story: Sadaf Lynes

Sadaf Lynes, currently studying the MSc Public Health by distance learning at LSHTM, is the Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Saudi Arabia. In this interview, Sadaf explains how the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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US Peace Corps Volunteers at LSHTM

Every year at LSHTM, a number of former US Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) join us as students on our master’s programmes. In this interview, we speak with five of our current students – Isaac Devoid & Emma Sutter (MSc Public … Continue reading

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Introducing LSHTM

A guide for new and prospective students introducing the history, buildings and structure of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). A brief history Our School was founded in 1899, originally as the London School of Tropical Medicine, … Continue reading

Post PhD reflections

Abda Mahmood looks back on the four years of her PhD, which involved working on a large clinical trial in patients who had suffered brain trauma. Abda reflects on her academic and personal development, and recalls the moment she finally printed … Continue reading

Self-isolating in a shared space: a quick guide

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Research Project Diaries: “This experience has helped me become a more well-rounded researcher”

Kevin Martin, MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health alumnus, writes about his summer research project in Zimbabwe, which focused on identifying the barriers young people in the country face in accessing sexual health care. He explains the political issues at play, … Continue reading

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Research Project Diaries: “Conducting research in Uganda gave me hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of evaluative strategies in STI global indicators”

Lauren, an MSc Control of Infectious Diseases alumna, took on a research project with LSHTM’s STIRIG (Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group) at the MRC/UVRI & LSTHM Uganda Research Unit, focusing on evaluating syphilis control and surveillance programming. Lauren took … Continue reading

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The Intervention: Stories in Public Health podcast

The Intervention is a podcast, hosted by MSc Public Health student Mahan Sadjadi, that explores stories in health and healthcare around the world. Its central idea is to create a platform to tell personal stories, spark discussion and inspire creativity around … Continue reading

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Reading Week Walks: Make time for regular study breaks and explore London on foot

One of the best ways to explore London and its surroundings is on foot. Since reading week is coming up for our Master’s students, we’ve put together some of our favourite walking routes for exploring London. From urban strolls to … Continue reading