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Centres, groups and projects

With research grant income of more than £180 million per year, LSHTM is home to a large number of exciting and impactful research activities. We have a global presence with staff conducting research in more than 100 countries and we are deeply committed to working in collaboration with external partners. We are also home to three designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centres.

Our world-leading community of academics are involved at every stage of the research pipeline, from basic science all the way through to evaluation of health interventions, providing a firm foundation of evidence for improving health.

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The Pathfinder Initiative, funded by the Wellcome Trust with support from the Oak Foundation, supports rapid progress towards a healthy, zero-carbon society.

Climate Change
Environment
Planetary Health
Economics
Planetary Health
London
UK
Research
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Advancing healthcare knowledge through patient and public involvement.

PROJECT

Patients’ views are essential to achieving high-quality healthcare. Our PROMs research is helping to improve patient care by evaluating the performance of health care providers and guiding NHS reforms.

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PENDA is consortium lead by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, it is focused on creating evidence to achieve long-term improved wellbeing and inclusion of people with disabilities in Low and Middle Income Country's (LMICs), through building knowledge, people and tools.

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PROJECT

Investigating the effectiveness of different treatments for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  

Effectiveness of treatments for type 2 diabetes mellitus
Health policy
London
UK
Economics and statistics
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Pilot RCT of a complex violence prevention intervention.

Behaviour change
Implementation research
Mental health
Violence
Child health
Adolescent health
Complex interventions
Clinical trials
Uganda
Eastern Africa
Epidemiology
Public health
Social science
Anthropology
Psychology
PROJECT

This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities New Investigator Award, awarded to Dr Alex Mold in 2013 and is based in the Centre for History in Public Health at the LSHTM.

Addiction
Cancer
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Behaviour change
Social and structural determinants of health
Health promotion
Physical activity
Research : policy relationship
Europe
United Kingdom
Epidemiology
History
Policy analysis
Social Policy
Sociology
GROUP

The Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU) brings together leading health and social care expertise to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the National Health Service, social care and public health.

NHS
Complex interventions
Evaluation
Health services research
Health systems
England
Policy analysis
Social Policy
GROUP

Researching health at the interface of economics and politics

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A major study in South Africa and Zambia to test a new approach to the prevention and control of HIV in Africa.

HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Evaluation
Implementation research
Southern Africa
South Africa
Zambia
Economics
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Social science
Phylogenetics
GROUP

The Population Studies Group (PSG) is engaged in the measurement and explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify them.

Chronic disease
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Adolescent health
Evaluation
Reproductive health
Social and structural determinants of health
Surveillance
Worldwide
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
South Asia
Anthropology
Demography
Epidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Statistics
GROUP

The Population Studies Group (PSG) is engaged in the measurement and explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify them.

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How people respond to vaccines, and how well they work, varies between populations.  POPVAC’s goal is to understand these differences in order to identify strategies of improving vaccine effectiveness. 

Adolescents
Children
Vaccinations
Immunisations
Uganda
Immunology
Neglected tropical diseases
Malaria
Tuberculosis
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The Praziquantel in Preschoolers trial (PIP) aims to find the right treatment dose of praziquantel for preschool children living with intestinal schistosomiasis in Uganda.

Eastern Africa
PROJECT

Training teachers on emotional self-regulation and positive discipline to prevent and reduce violence against children in schools in Nyarugusu refugee camp.

Violence
Schools
Violence
Tanzania
Eastern Africa
Economics
PROJECT

A randomised double-blind controlled phase III study to compare the efficacy and safety of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose with placebo in patients with anaemia undergoing major open abdominal surgery.

GROUP

Studying private healthcare provision – how it works, how to improve it and where it fits in universal health care

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Developing an evidence base and platform for action around how violence in childhood and adolescence affects child labour, participation in skills programmes and employment outcomes in Uganda. 

Violence
Adolescent health
Child health
Child labour
Violence
Adolescent health
Child health
Child labour
Uganda
Eastern Africa
Epidemiology
Public health
Social science
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Protecting children with disabilities.

Disability
Mental health
Violence
Child health
Adolescent health
Social and structural determinants of health
Mixed methods
Uganda
Malawi
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Epidemiology
Public health
Social science
Anthropology
Psychology
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The Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) provides evidence to the Department of Health to inform the development of policy in the National Health Service. We focus on maximising outcomes for patients.

NHS
Evaluation
Health services research
Health systems
Research : policy relationship
Europe
England
Economics
Policy analysis
Management
Political science
Social Policy
GROUP

The Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) brings together senior researchers from 11 UK institutions in a new integrated programme of research, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base for interventions to improve health, with a strong emphasis on tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health.