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About our Research

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 4000 students and more than 1300 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research.

Lab bottlesOur collaborative research programmes extend across the world, and at any one time we have over 100 members of staff living and working outside the UK. Our London-based staff are involved in extensive collaborative activities in the UK, the rest of Europe, and globally.

The School works in close partnership with institutions in low- and middle-income countries.  We have a number of long-term, well-established major collaborations with institutions where we have had a senior member of LSHTM staff based for more than five years.

LSHTM research degree students also work in many locations, including in the students’ home institutions; many of our partnerships and research projects have developed from these links and alumni.

We are committed to working in equitable partnership with our collaborators, and are involved in many capacity strengthening projects and consortia  including  the Wellcome Trust African Institutions Capacity Building Consortia, the Public Health Foundation of India, and through clusters of Commonwealth Commission scholarships  for distance learning.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Hazel Dockrell, Special Advisor to the Director on Overseas Partnerships (hazel.dockrell@lshtm.ac.uk).

Research opportunities

The Study section of this website has information about opportunities to study for a research degree and other degrees.

Enquiries from academics about spending a sabbatical at the School should be addressed to the relevant Head of Department.

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme in International Health

Research guidelines

Our Guidelines on Good Research Practice (pdf, 90KB) describe our policies and procedures which support our research.

(Image credit: Anne Koerber/LSHTM)

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