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COVID-19 Alumni Story: Shweta Jindal

Shweta Jindal (MSc Public Health for Development, 2018) describes her experience helping vulnerable families through lockdown in India. 

“As an LSHTM alumna, I feel a sense of great pride but at the same time responsibility in being capable of contributing constructively towards COVID-19 relief efforts. I am a…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Amira Shaheen

Amira Shaheen (Epidemiology and Population Health, PhD 2009) works as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at An-Najah National University, Palestine. Here, she discusses her role within the National Epidemiological Committee helping to decide preventative measures in Palestine. She also describes Palestine’s response to the pandemic.

How has the…

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Alumni Innovators: Vanessa Kerry

Dr Kerry graduated with MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing in 2005. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive for Seed Global Health. She tells us about how she uses innovation in her work and how innovation can solve global health challenges.

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Alumni Innovators: Bismarck Dinko

Dr Dinko completed his PhD with LSHTM in 2013. He now works as a Senior Lecturer for Parasite Biology and Immunity at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. Here, he describes how he uses innovation in his work…

How has your degree at LSHTM complemented your career…

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Alumni Innovators: Patricia Mechael

Patricia Mechael completed a PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt. In our latest innovation web-series, she describes what innovation means to her and how she uses it in her work…

Why did you decide to study at LSHTM?

In 2000, when…

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Share your knowledge – Write an alumni blog post

Want to share your experiences of LSHTM? Are you involved in interesting research? Have you been on a trip that the world needs to know about? Write for our alumni blog!

This blog is a space for our alumni to show what they are/have been involved in. With over…

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Grace Hatton: Nominee for Tech Women 100

Grace Hatton studied Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) at LSHTM, and now works as a Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Entrepreneur at NHS England. She is the only NHS medical employee to be shortlisted for the incredible Tech Women 100 by JPMorgan Chase & Co. We asked her…

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Alumni Innovators: Dr Ibrahim Audu Salisu

Dr Ibrahim Audu Salisu studied MSc Public Health at LSHTM, graduating in 2011. He is an award-winning public health physician who is currently the Public Health Officer and Sub-national Health Sector Coordinator for World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria. He was recently awarded the very prestigious CUGH Hall-Sewankambo…

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Alumni Innovators: Jillian Kowalchuk: Founder and CEO at Safe & the City, Ltd

“I decided to study at LSHTM because of its world-renowned history, the impact it has had as a university and the exceptional alumni. I knew I wanted to do this for not only my career but also for my personal development, as well as my ability to improve key…

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Alumni Profile: Andrew Flagg

20150109_FLAGG_Andrew-7This week’s Alumni Profile features, Andrew Flagg, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy by Distance Learning . Andrew now works as a Political Adviser for the Socialist and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee in Belgium. Why did you choose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine? At the time I was working for a Member of the European Parliament who was very active on European health policy. As this was not my academic background, I wanted to broaden my knowledge and found that the Global Health Policy course offer at the School was an excellent fit to enhance my work at the European Parliament. What challenges did you face while studying at the School and how did you overcome them? The main challenge was juggling part-time studies with an extremely demanding job. The year that I was studying coincided with my work on the Clinical Trials Regulation and it proved to be very difficult to find time to dedicate to my studies.  However, because I found the course so beneficial to my everyday work and because of the flexible nature of the course material, I managed to fit the lectures and reading in at every opportunity. How has your degree from the School helped you in your career? I found the course to be very relevant to my work. For example, I was studying global tobacco control at the same time as working on the European Union Tobacco Products Directive. The extra knowledge and experience I gained on the course helped me make the leap from being a Member of the European Parliament's assistant to a Political Adviser on the Parliament's second largest group, serving on the public health committee. Read more