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New funding – 2017/18 MRC LID PhD Studentships

We are offering 4 new studentships for PhD study, beginning September 2017-18. These studentships cover full fees, a tax-free stipend (at the RCUK rate), GBP 5,300.00/year towards research and travel/conferences, and an opportunity to apply for additional funding for other … Continue reading

Elizabeth Pisani: The accidental epidemiologist

Public Health Consultant and Author, Elizabeth Pisani told us about how she stumbled upon a career in epidemiology. “I never actually intended to come to the School. I had been working as a journalist in India, Indonesia and China, and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Professor John Osborn PhD

Professor John Osborn PhD Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 1965-1991  Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiological Methods at Sapienza Università di Roma 1991-2013 Professor John Osborn has retired after 48 years as a lecturer, firstly at … Continue reading

mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world

Patricia Mechael, who completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on the health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt, recently published a co-edited volume with Jonathan Donner from Microsoft Research entitled: *mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in … Continue reading

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology: Open Access journal trains student editors

Epidemiology is a constantly evolving field. From John Snow’s investigations of the spatial distribution of cholera cases in London more than 150 years ago, to modern-day whole genome association studies, epidemiology has a rich history of developing new methods of … Continue reading

New international development Fellowship launched

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) has launched a new Fellowship Scheme that aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Bloomsbury Colleges. The Bloomsbury Colleges include Birkbeck, Institute of Education, … Continue reading