Tag Archives: public health

Alumni Report: Working with gangs in London – a public health approach

MSc Public Health alumna Dorcas Gwata is a Mental Health Specialist who works in the Integrated Gangs Unit in London. Dorcas is also a Trustee for Zimbabwe Health Training Support Diaspora Charity, and Co-Director of the Global Health Café. In … 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

NIHR SPHR challenges for public health research: reflections and ways forward

Understanding complex systems and context, while retaining generalisability of findings, are key issues, as the next stage of our research tries to genuinely involve the public. By Matt Egan SPHR at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (SPHR@L) … Continue reading

International Day of the Midwife

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) To celebrate this year’s International Day of the Midwife, we wanted to hear the voices of the profession, so we spoke with two midwives, currently MSc students at LSHTM. Maria Garcia … Continue reading

Climate change: Looking beyond the environmental impact

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate) We have all heard of climate change and its effects on the environment. But what do you really know about the health effects of climate change? How does climate … Continue reading

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