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Explore the School's many research groups, across all faculties and departments.

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ALPHA network

Broadening the evidence base on HIV epidemiology for informing policy, strengthening the analytical capacity for HIV research, and fostering collaboration between network members.

HIV/AIDS
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Methodology
Reproductive health
Risk
Surveillance
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Bioinformatics
Demography
Epidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Mathematical modelling

Alsford Lab

Website dedicated to research on the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei.

Molecular biology
Microbiology

Anthropology of antimicrobial resistance research group

Developing perspectives on antimicrobial resistance that draw from social theories about medicines, care, technologies, infrastructures, global arrangements on health, multi-species interactions, futures and more.

Infectious disease
Drug resistance
Health systems
Social and structural determinants of health
Worldwide
Anthropology
Ethnography

Anthropology Politics and Policy Group (APP)

Bringing together a team of social scientists from a range of disciplines, including political science, social policy, anthropology and international relations, that research critical questions in global health, contributing to the field of health policy and systems research. 

HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Tuberculosis
Health impact analysis
Environmental Health
Health systems
Ethics
Globalisation
Worldwide
Anthropology
Law
Policy analysis
Social Policy

Arctec

World-leading independent test centre for consultancy, and the evaluation and development of arthropod pest control technologies.

Vector borne disease
Vector borne diseases
Worldwide
Vector biology

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Behaviour Centred Design

A general framework for behaviour change programming, founded in the latest behavioural science and design thinking.

Behaviour change
Evolutionary psychology
Design thinking
Public health
Marketing

Bioanalytical facility

State-of-the-art facility to analyse and assess a variety of key medicinal drugs (notably antimalarials, antiretrovirals and antimicrobials) as formulations, in patient samples, and insecticides on fabrics.

Bug Off!

Bug Off! is a campaign to raise awareness and knowledge of insect repellent use.

Vector borne disease
Vector borne diseases
Worldwide
Vector biology

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Campylobacter Resource facility

The Campylobacter Resource Facility uses genome-based technologies such as next-generation sequencing, microarrays and mutants to study the pathogenesis of this microorganism.

Genomics

Cancer Survival Group

Explaining trends and inequalities in cancer survival at regional, national and international level, including in socio-economic, racial and ethnic groups of the population.

Cancer
Non-communicable diseases
Chemotherapy
Health systems
Ethics
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Worldwide
United Kingdom
France
Japan
Ireland
Demography
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics

CDPRG

Multidisciplinary team within the Department of Global Health & Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Emerging and Pandemic diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Influenza
Zoonotic disease
Globalisation
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health systems
Outbreaks
Europe
Southeast Asia
Anthropology
Economics
Epidemiology
Medicine
Policy analysis

Child Obesity Research Group International (CORGI)

A journal club dedicated to researching child obesity.

Child Protection Research Group

Bringing a public health approach to prevention of violence in childhood and adolescence, and to improving child protection internationally.

Behaviour change
Capacity Building
Disability
Implementation research
Mental health
Adolescent health
Child health
Health promotion
Reproductive health
Social and structural determinants of health
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Uganda
Tanzania
Worldwide
Anthropology
Development studies
Epidemiology
Economics
Public health

Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world renowned centre of excellence in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials.

Cardiovascular disease
Disability
Injuries
Clinical trials
Critical care
Evaluation
Maternal health
Systematic reviews
Worldwide
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics

Cochrane Injuries

Preparing, maintaining and promoting systematic reviews for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injury, including the emergency resuscitation of seriously injured and burned patients.

Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

Group of eye health organisations from several Commonwealth countries working together to deliver an exciting, integrated, five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology which aims, over the long-term, to strengthen eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth.

Blindness
Diabetes
Eye diseases
Non-communicable diseases
Health care policy
Health sector development
Health services research
Health systems
Eye health
Worldwide
Opthalmology

CureME

Driving clinical & biomedical research to improve the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS.

Chronic disease
Disability
Neurological diseases
Clinical trials
Diagnostics
Physical activity
Social and structural determinants of health
Europe
Epidemiology
Genetics
Immunology
Virology

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Dagu

The Dagu project is working on developing Ethiopian excellence for public health evaluation: measurement, learning and evaluation of improved integrated community case management and community-based newborn care in Ethiopia.

Diarrhoeal diseases
Malnutrition
Sepsis
Child health
Health services research
Maternal health
Neonatal health
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Education

DEPTH (Dialogue, Evidence, Participation and Translation for Health)

Research into community dialogues and participation to promote health, increase equity and amplify less-heard voices.

Adolescent health
Complex interventions
Health promotion
Implementation research
Quality improvement
United Kingdom
Worldwide
Ethnography
Psychology
Sociology

Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory

The Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory is a modern well equipped laboratory located in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases here at the LSHTM.

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Electronic Health Records

The overarching aim of the EHR Research Group is to capitalise on the opportunities for research offered by such data, bringing methodological rigour to address important questions for human health.

Asthma
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases
Clinical care
Electronic health records
Primary care
Worldwide
Epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Statistics

EMERGE

EMERGE is a discussion and social group for ‘career-young’ researchers and students interested in development and application of statistical methodology.

Methodology
Worldwide
Bioinformatics
Education
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Statistics

Environmental Health Group (EHG)

The Environmental Health Group (EHG) is the focus for the School’s work on WASH (Water, sanitation and hygiene) and health.

Dengue
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Malnutrition
Vector borne disease
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Child health
Environmental Health
Hygiene
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Microbiology
Operational research
Parasitology

EU ZikAlliance

ZIKAlliance is a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium comprised of 53 partners worldwide and coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.

Animal disease
Emerging and Pandemic diseases
Infectious disease
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Vector borne disease
Health services research
Clinical trials
Reproductive health
Organisational research
Perinatal health
Worldwide
South America
Southeast Asia
Biochemistry
Pathology
Vector biology
Immunoepidemiology
Virology

Evolutionary Demography Group

This interdisciplinary group applies the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology to human demographic behaviour.

Adolescent health
Child health
Gender
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Europe
Worldwide
Anthropology
Demography
Life-course epidemiology
Psychology
Sociology

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Global Asthma Network

The Global Asthma Network was established in 2012 to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines.

Global Panel on Agriculture (GLOPAN)

An independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security.

H

Health Economics

We have a dynamic group of over 50 health economists working on a diverse portfolio, ranging across methods development, empirical research and policy impact. Over the past 50 years we have developed strong national and international partnerships. LSHTM economists have a wealth of experience in advising UK and other national governments, international agencies and organisations.

Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA)

We are a group of over 50 staff with internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of disciplines including health economics, policy analysis, public health, epidemiology and social science.

Health Policy and Planning Debated

The HPP Debated blog offers news, comment and analysis on the latest research published in Health Policy and Planning.

HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health services research
Health systems
Worldwide
Policy analysis
Social Policy

Health Systems

Presenting the health systems research being undertaken by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as well as listing relevant teaching programmes, resources and events.

Cardiovascular disease
Human papillomavirus
Malaria
Mental health
Tuberculosis
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health systems
Research : policy relationship
Worldwide
Anthropology
Economics
History
Policy analysis
Political science

Health Systems in History: Ideas, Comparisons, Policies c. 1890-2000

The overarching purpose of this award is to provide an intellectual and policy history of ‘health systems’ thinking.

Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
Research : policy relationship
Worldwide
History

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International Centre for Evidence in Disability

Developing tools, techniques and evidence about disability, leading to scalable interventions for public health and development.

International Diagnostics Centre

Facilitating the development, evaluation and implementation of accessible, quality assured in-vitro diagnostics for global health, through information sharing and advocacy.

L

LASER - London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group

LASER combines expertise in the fields of spatial statistics and GIS technology, quantitative epidemiology and operational research to build the evidence-base around diseases of poverty and the communities they affect.

Infectious disease
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Vector borne disease
Clinical trials
Evaluation
Health impact analysis
Implementation research
Worldwide
Eastern Africa
Middle Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Statistics

LEARN

Promoting best practice in learning and teaching through educational research (to join, contact Anna Foss).

London International Development Centre (LIDC)

Facilitating interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development. We bring together social and natural scientists from across the University of London's Bloomsbury Colleges: BirkbeckUCL Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineRoyal Veterinary College, and SOAS.

Research : policy relationship
Worldwide
Anthropology
Economics
Immunology
Nutrition
Social Policy

LSHTM in Tanzania

Improving public health research in Tanzania through joint research and capacity-building, including through better communications and networking for LSHTM staff, students, and alumni in Tanzania.

LSHTM's Neglected Tropical Diseases Network

With one of the largest groupings of Neglected Tropical Diseases researchers, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is internationally recognised as a leading centre for NTD research. The NTD Network is designed to make it easier for you to find and access that expertise.

M

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU)

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), formerly known as Karonga Prevention Study, has over the last 30 years made major contributions to the understanding and control of mycobacterial disease, HIV and other infectious diseases. 

Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Ageing
Child health
Clinical trials
Surveillance
Vaccines
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Malawi
Demography
Epidemiology
Molecular biology

Maternal and Newborn Health Group

The Maternal and Newborn Health Group carries out research to contribute to the international debate and key policy, measurement and evaluation issues related to the health of young children and their mothers.

Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET)

Conducting multidisciplinary research on the role of the public and private health sectors in delivering maternal health care.

Economic evaluation
Health systems
Maternal health
Private sector
Reproductive health
Eastern Africa
Middle Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
South Asia
Anthropology
Economics
Epidemiology

MeSH Consortium

The Measurement and Surveillance of HIV Epidemics Consortium (MeSH) develops, tests and implements innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance among adults and children.

HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Clinical care
Electronic health records
Health impact analysis
Health sector development
Risk
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Demography
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Operational research
Sociology

Missing Data

Supporting researchers from the social and medical sciences with the analysis of incomplete datasets.

Missing data
Multiple imputation
Clinical trials
Economic evaluation
Electronic health records
Methodology
Worldwide
Economics
Education
Epidemiology
Statistics

Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines Group

The Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines Group is an interdisciplinary research group based in London.

MRC International Nutrition Group

The Nutrition Theme of MRC Unit, The Gambia is closely linked to the MRC International Nutrition Group (ING) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and to MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge.

Child health
Food
Maternal health
Bioinformatics
Genetics
Nutrition

MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group

Improving health in low and middle income countries by conducting epidemiological studies of infectious diseases.

Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU)

MITU’s mission is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems.

HIV/AIDS
Clinical trials
Health policy
Tanzania
Eastern Africa

N

NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health

The aim of this HPRU is to enable health decisions makers to have the knowledge, foresight and tools to mitigate, adapt to and benefit from environmental change.

Allergy
Cardiovascular disease
Infectious disease
Chronic disease
Vector borne disease
Climate change
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Risk
Systematic reviews
Europe
Entomology
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Policy analysis

Nutrition Group

Addressing the major nutrition and food-related problems that affect human development and well-being, at national and global levels.

Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Malnutrition
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Agriculture
Food
Maternal health
Neonatal health
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Europe
South Asia
Epidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Nutrition

P

Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU)

The Policy Innovation 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.

Complex interventions
Evaluation
Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
England
Policy analysis
Social Policy

Population Studies 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

PRUComm

The new Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) provides evidence to the Department of Health to inform the development of policy on commissioning. We focus on maximising outcomes for patients.

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

Public Health Research Consortium

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.

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RESYST

The Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) is an international research consortium that aims to enhance the resilience and responsiveness of health systems to promote health and health equity and reduce poverty.

S

SHARE Consortium

SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.

Neglected Tropical Diseases
Malnutrition
Diarrhoeal diseases
Disability
Infectious disease
Behaviour change
Environmental Health
Equity
Hygiene
Research : policy relationship
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Southeast Asia
Anthropology
Engineering
Epidemiology
Policy analysis

Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group (SaME)

The Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME) group is a dynamic group of about 40 researchers working on a variety of areas in public health.

HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Tuberculosis
Economic evaluation
Gender
Social and structural determinants of health
Violence
Worldwide
Anthropology
Economics
Mathematical modelling
Policy analysis

South East Asia Research Network (SEARN)

The SEARN is a platform to facilitate research collaboration. It provides a forum to support the communication and dissemination of research findings, highlight research areas and a network connecting people in LSHTM and collaborators outside with an interest in South East Asia.

SPEAK India

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and facilitated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SPEAK India brings together researchers and technical experts alike, with an aim to develop a consensus on the additional knowledge required to ensure VL transmission is successfully interrupted and elimination is sustained.

Infectious disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Vector borne disease
Health systems
Surveillance
Vector control
India
Entomology
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Operational research
Parasitology

SPHR@L

Our research aims to strengthen evidence and understanding for better decision-making on the social and environmental factors that determine public health.

Ageing
Alcohol
Evaluation
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
England
Ethnography
GIS/Spatial analysis
Policy analysis
Social Policy
Sociology

SSACAB

SSACAB brings together African and Northern academic and research institutions to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers.

Methodology
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Southern Africa
Middle Africa
Statistics

STRIVE

STRIVE is a research consortium investigating the social norms and inequalities that drive HIV.

T

TB Modelling Group

The TB Modelling Group at LSHTM uses mathematical and statistical models to better understand the natural history and epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) and to improve the contribution of TB modelling to policy decisions and implementation.

Decision analysis
Diagnostics
Drug resistance
Methodology
Vaccines
Economics
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling

Team for Health Economics, Policy and Technology Assessment (THETA)

Team of health economists and statisticians who undertake world-leading research that combines methods development with policy-relevant applications. 

The Fifth Child Project

The value and unexpected by-product of a community engagement strategy aimed at addressing the immunisation gap in north-west Ethiopia.

Infectious disease
Child health
Evaluation
Immunisation
Vaccines
Community engagement
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Programme evaluation
Qualitative evaluation
Public health
Health services

THRiVE

THRiVE’s mission is to empower African Institutions to become research engines for health innovations and evidence-based healthcare practices and policies.

Capacity Building
Training Programme
Health sector development
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Education

Tropical Epidemiology Group

We conduct studies on the epidemiology and control of major public health problems of developing countries, with a major focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical disease, and a special emphasis on intervention studies.

HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tuberculosis
Adolescent health
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Methodology
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics

V

Vaccine IS/ID Modelling Consortium

Using model-based drug development methods (PK/PD) to accelerate vaccine dose decision making.

W

Wellcome Trust – Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research

We aim to recruit and train the best young clinical and non-clinical scientists with an interest in global health research, to provide them with the support, training and academic environment they need to develop into independent researchers, and to facilitate their academic and clinical career progression. 

Eye diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Tuberculosis
Global Health
Infectious Diseases
Child health
Eye health
Health systems
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Southern Africa
South America
South Asia
Epidemiology
Immunology
Medicine
Opthalmology
Parasitology

Wolfson Cell Biology Facility

Our aim is to provide training and access to state-of-the-art equipment for the pursuit of excellence within laboratory-based research. These facilities are open to both staff and students of the School and external users.

Bacteriology
Cell biology
Microbiology
Molecular biology
Molecular epidemiology

Z

ZikaPLAN (Preparedness Latin America Network) at LSHTM

A multinational and multidisciplinary consortium implementing critical research on the existing Zika virus outbreak whilst preparing a sustainable response capacity for future emerging epidemics in Latin America.

Vector borne disease
Vector borne diseases
Worldwide
Epidemiology