Tag Archives: public health

LSHTM’s response to renewed membership of the NIHR School for Public Health Research

NIHR announcement of renewed School for Public Health membership – 4th April 2017 The LSHTM renewal bid was led by Mark Petticrew, Karen Lock, Steve Cummins, Matt Egan and Richard Smith. The LSHTM team is greatly looking forward to five … Continue reading

Refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research announced

The refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research was announced (4 April 2017). Following an open competition, the membership of the School from 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2022 is confirmed as: University of Bristol University … Continue reading

Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government: A London-based research study

Overview: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Safe Sociable London Partnership and Southwark Public Health are conducting a research study to explore the range of influences on public health practitioners’ contributions to alcohol licensing processes in local authorities … Continue reading

Converting shipping containers into clinics in Haiti and Namibia

Diploma in Health Planning, Policy and Finance (HPPF) alumna (1995) Elizabeth Sheehan founded Care 2 Communities (C2C) in 2008. At the time, having worked as a physician’s assistant in the developing world for more than 10 years, she saw women … Continue reading

The myth of John Snow and the long shadow of nineteenth century public health

Public health is a historically conscious discipline.  History figures centrally in many module’s introductory lectures taught as part of the MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM.  There is a dedicated History and Health Module available to students studying in … Continue reading

Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?

Abstract Background The wide-ranging program of reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) in England fundamentally changed the operation of the public health system, moving responsibility for the commissioning and delivery of services from the National … Continue reading

BLOG: Public involvement can make or break your research study

A sound approach to public involvement is vital for successful research, its long-term impact and future funding. Use existing knowledge about how to include public and patient perspectives in your research, recommends Martin Lodemore of NIHR’s Involve. About 15 years … Continue reading

Global Health Advisor: Candela Iglesias Chiesa

MSc Public Health alumna, Candela Iglesias Chiesa is a researcher and advisor in Global Health and Social Development. Candela told us shared how her decision to pursue a career in Public Health led her to eventually start her own consultancy, … Continue reading

Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an … Continue reading

The Challenges of Setting Up a Diabetes Facility in Sierra Leone

­­Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) alumna (2010), Veronica Sawicki is a GP for the NHS in Gloucestershire and the co-founder of the charity Help Madina. Prior to forming Help Madina, Veronica was a GP partner for the NHS … Continue reading