LSHTM's mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
Our values demonstrate how we aspire to achieve our mission now and in the future, and what it means to work and study at LSHTM.
Act with integrity
Integrity matters. For it to really count we need to live by what we believe in and prove it again and again, in everything we do. We hold ourselves to rigorous standards, both in our application of the scientific method and in our transparent, honest dealings with people and the world. We need to know where we’ve come from and stay alive to the impact of the choices we’re making today, so we can keep on doing things better in the future. We lead with humility and openness and the ability to listen, learn and constantly improve.
Our community is our heart. We safeguard it, nurture it and help it grow. We reach out further to embrace the world, seeking out and drawing in difference and diversity: different political perspectives, different cultural backgrounds, different life experiences and disciplines. To take on the challenges of the future, we will embrace all the creativity, imagination and determination our diverse community brings.
To make the most of our global community we need to work together. Collaboration isn’t always easy but it’s worth the effort. We are prepared to open our minds, to make room for new approaches, new ways of working and valuable insights that come from new places. We are respectful of one another at all times and mindful of power dynamics. If we can get the balance right and come together to work as equals, we know we can harness the creative potential our community offers.
We bring the transformative power of scientific insight and innovation to the day-to-day lives of people around the world, translating research into impact and educating the next generation of public health professionals. We solve difficult problems and unlock new possibilities by getting closer to root causes, working with people on the ground and by always striving to see the bigger picture. We’re not afraid to challenge assumptions, to ask awkward questions or reimagine ways of working because that’s how you spark new ideas and bring them to life.